The first thing I like to do when I wake up is work out, so I’ll head over to Jersey Shore Fitness, who are open 24 hours a day, by the way. After a good workout I’m going to want some protein so I’ll make my way to Aires de Colombia. My favorite breakfast dishes are the scrambled eggs which they mix with sauteed onions and peppers, their rice and beans, and tostones. I cover everything in their bad-ass homemade salsa. After I’m done eating, I walk down to the beach. If there are waves, I like to surf. Otherwise I lounge and catch some rays, maybe go for a swim. After a long glorious day in the sun, I’m pretty hungry again so I’ll head to Vic’s for dinner. You can’t go wrong with their manicotti with homemade pasta. Days like this always leave me feeling happy and grateful to be living in Bradley Beach.