Vacation All I ever wanted..

Vacation have to get away…

So, one more sleep tonight and then we are off to the beach for a week! i’m sure you guys are super tired of hearing me talk about it considering I feel like I’ve been talking about it FOREVER. but the last 2 weeks of work have dragged on and on and i’ve felt like a zombie. Today I work a 9-5 and i’m DONE. I told them: don’t call me, leave me messages, text me- nothing. i will not respond. hahaha okay I didn’t say that- but they BEST understand that is what is gonna happen this week.

Currently, the state of my room is absolute havoc.

Just notice my overflowing laundry bin! i’m sure i’ll be doing 2 3 loads tonight…oy.

Naturally while I’m on vacation– I MUST workout. There is something I love about being on vacation and being up early- getting a run or bike in and then laying at the beach all day. It doesn’t even bother me to get up early- I think it’s just that vacation mode that you get into. So pumped. I’m also going to bring my Beach Babe DVD (how fitting) and some hand weights that way I can fit in some of heir short segment workouts which I love. I’m seriously not happy unless I get a good workout in for the day!

all packed!!

This week I learned that I won Lora’s giveaway for free Saucony shoes. yes that is correct! FREE!!!! ahhhhhhh i got to pick any pair i wanted also- how crazy?! These are the ones i picked:

So excited for them! πŸ™‚ pretty snazzy, huh?

This coming week when I’m gone I have many guest posts coming up for you! It will be awesome reads- So i hope that you check them out! I still wanted to post- but be able to relax and enjoy my vacation without worry about when to post. Also, not sure of the internet situation while we will be there.

If you get a chance, please click this link and help my Sweat Pink Sister Heather get to Kona for the Ironman! Such an inspiring story!

  • Do you workout while you are on vacation? What kinds of workouts do you do when you’e away from the gym? Or do you make sure where you stayΒ has one?Β I usually just run and do body weight exercises and am fine!
  • What is your favorite thing about being on vacation? Hm, i love laying on the beach all day and having no set plans! such a great change!

Last Things Thursday!

It’s Thursday already! Know what that means!? only 1 work day stands between me and vacation…ahhh πŸ™‚ cannot wait! My suitcase is waiting to be packed! (and unpacked and then repackes…) πŸ™‚

Time for another installment of Last Things Thursday!

1. Last workout:

8 mile bike ride, 15 minute arc trainer, and Summer Arms Circuit (Beach Babe DVD)

2. Last Song Playing on iPhone:

Karmin- Brokenhearted which i’m obsessed with!

3. Last movie watched:

We Bought a Zoo – SUPER cute! i really, really liked it! I recommend it!

4. Last meal:

Turkey, provolone, spinach sandwich, raspberries and strawberries and string cheese!


5. Last sweet treat:

Dove Dark Chocolate Raspberry Swirl! Yummm πŸ™‚

6. Last Read:

My fitness magazine! (YAY Olympics)


7. Last Beverage:
Coffee… Cup 2 of the day! I swear that’s it or I’ll be off the walls! πŸ˜‰


Those are all the lasts I can think of. Today I am most likely going for a run And some strength training! Then I’ll be running some last minute errands for beach supplies (and I need a new sun dress!) oh and going to get myself a necessary pedicure! πŸ™‚ Cannot go goths beach without that!

What are some of your last things today?

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

Visit on the Trail

Happy Wednesday!

I am getting pretty antsy for vacation time at this point! πŸ™‚ almost!

Nothing to report fitness wise sorta had another unplanned rest day. But for good reason! Yesterday after work I went to meet my friend and roommate from college, Sammie. Currently Sammie is en route to hiking the ENTIRE Appalachian Trail.


That’s Sammie by me in the green on our own hiking adventure in the pocono mountains in college.

Sammie has always been very outdoorsy and it was fun living with her and learning things from her about hiking and things! We lived in a good place to go hiking in college and it was one of our favorite weekend activities… Besides well ya know the normal college things πŸ˜‰

Sammie set out to do the trail in March and won’t be done til September!
Crazy ! Here I’ll show you what she will have completed come then:


Where the trail meets Maryland and PA and about 20 miles is above is where we met yesterday!


She limbo’d over the MD/PA border!

I’m so happy and even proud of her doing this! She has wanted to do it for so long and it almost didn’t even happen! They had many set backs (including the awful sounding Noro virus that got her and her hiking partner) before and on the way but she is still completing this. Her and her hiking partner hike just about 20 miles and day and even completed a marathon day of 26.2 miles. That is just awesome!

Now I like hiking But only for a little at a time! After about 3 days of this I’d be crying for a shower. No seriously. It sounded incredibly interesting and you new plenty of characters along the way!

Sammie and I yesterday:


She’s even hiking in a dress! She’s friggin’ awesome! Although, she said she has salt lines on it haha. I told her they were even more awesome. Honestly, this is how you set a goal and make it happen! Inspiring! πŸ™‚

How do you think you would like carrying all that you own on your back, sleeping in a tiny tent with 3 walls of shelter around you? Not sure I could do it but there are many people who do!

Also wanted to let you guys know about the Mezamiishi run project going on from Mizuno! click the link and then go to get invite! You could
win some FREE shoes. I don’t know about you but I can’t get enough shoes πŸ™‚

What Are your favorite running shoe brand? Are you afraid to try new kinds? not gonna lie I kind of am afraid to commit, but if they’re free shoes I might!

Needed: A little R&R

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the lack of post yesterday- I didn’t have much to recap from the weekend because all I did was work..yah. i’m THAT exciting πŸ™‚ and also was exhausted from a late night before picking up my momma from the airport! She was in Colorado visiting my grandmother.

What was supposed to be a midnight pick up..turned into a 2am pick up..leaving us getting home around 3:15am. And I had to work at 9am yesterday morning. For someone who needs a solid 6.5-7 hours of sleep (i know- i’m a real BALL of fun) to not function like a zombie- this was no bueno.

BUT what matters is that momma’s back! i missed her! But being up so late and just being kinda tired in general I took a much needed rest from exercising and I spent the day napping and getting my car fixed

Funny story, my car did this thing where it wouldn’t let my keys out of the ignition- and yes it was in park before you ask…it was so WEIRD! But apparently my shifter was messed up and the car didn’t recognize it being in park- therefore my keys wouldn’t come out of the ignition… haha how does this happen?? Anyways- a couple hours and $155 dollars later- keys are out and my car is good again!

I haven’t had any time off from work lately and I’m starting to get burnt out. I just feel very rushed running from each job to the other job and trying to keep everything straight. I am going to the beach Saturday morning and I CANNOT. WAIT. i sooo badly need that time to disconnect and recharge my batteries! So 4 more work days and I’m on beach time where nothing matters and I have no plans! Also I get to spend time with Drew for more than two days! YAY πŸ™‚

This guy + this:

alright, minus the palm trees..will not be in key west

Add in a little family, biking, running, and golfing..I’ll be all set!

Fun thing discovered over the weekend: Lululemon has cycling gear! WHAT!? Is this new or have I just missed that. HIDE MY WALLET.

Purple friggin’ polka dots. Hi.

PS. My Birthday is in October, but I will accept gifts at any time.

Have a great day everyone!

  • Do you take an unplanned rest day when necessary? Sometimes I feel guilty about it but remember how much better my body will be the next day!
  • Anyone else have any weird car stories to share?
  • What is your favorite part of vacations?


The lovely Cinnamon from Eat, Pray, Tri has started an Animal Post called 23Paws movement on the 23rd of each month, and me being in love with my pups absolutely had to join πŸ™‚

This is Riley, he is about to be 7 years old! He is a black labradoodle. An absolute velcro dog and must be touching you at all times, especially if you are on the couch. He is definitely the biggest baby ever…literally 75 pounds of that in your lap can be interesting!

He is the sweetest boy. He loves everyone and will be your best friend as soon as you walk in the door. He also likes to be right in your face- all the time. Yup, velcro.

And This adorable nugget is my Izzy baby! my soon to be 2 year old Cockapoo (Cocker spaniel poodle mix).

She is probably the happiest, silliest, lovable puppy we have ever know. She is know to wag her entire butt, not JUST tail, when she is happy- which is always. Also know to take ever toy of out her basket and play!

Izzy as a puppy! 8 weeks old in this picture. Could you seriously die looking at this picture?? when i first saw here I melted into a puddle on the ground.

She is probably the most easy going dog…she does tend to piddle when excited..but then again, don’t we all πŸ™‚

My babes who are best friends all the time:

Holy cuteness, are you melting yet?? and that is the first installment of 23Paws! be sure to follow along on Twitter #23Paws πŸ™‚

  • Do you have pets your love to pieces!?