Friday, July 26, 2013

McDonald's Double Dip & Getting on the T25 Train

Posted by CheapRunnerMike
Happy Friday my friends! Who's ready for the weekend (this guy!!)???

Michelle and I wrote up a guest post over at Liv Lives Life, go check it out if you get a chance...we give our thoughts on living a healthy lifestyle with kids, careers, marriage, etc getting in the way taking up so much of our time.

So it has been a really great week here to get out running...seems most of my runs have been in high 60's to mid 70's with hardly any humidity, a truly welcome change! I've been able to get out three times after my Duathlon on the weekend; an easy 10K on Monday, then a pair of 10 milers on Wednesday and Thursday.

After my run yesterday I was so thirsty I had to go grab myself a Diet Coke from McDonald's...I'm lovin' the Dollar Drinks!

After dinner last night Michelle and Rhoda were heading over to the mall, so I had Michelle take Jackson so that Kennedy and I could go for a bike ride.

You never regret time spent with your kids, and Kennedy and I don't seem to ever get time for just the two of us as Jackson always seems to be stealing her spotlight! The ride was a nice treat and somehow we ended up here...

The famous Drumstick McFlurry

Oh why not? Make it TWO Drumstick McFlurries!

In other news, Michelle ordered the new Beachbody DVD's T25...which means that I am now doing T25. Michelle and I did P90X last year together and it actually is quite enjoyable having a chance to exercise with your partner. It gave us a chance to spend some quality time with each other, get fit in the process, and have someone to keep you on your fitness track. We've done a couple videos already and they seem pretty decent...25 minutes of non-stop pain moves that are sure to get your sweat on!

Anyone have big plans this weekend? Any racers out there?

Do any of you work out with your partner?


  1. Very cool that y'all work out together. Working out is one thing that my husband and I don't do together - he takes a more minimalist approach than I like (which is fine). I knew Michelle had ordered the T25 and wondered about the program. I've done Insanity and the Insanity Asylum (also Shaun T) as well as P90X & P90X2 - haven't decided if I want to get those or not. Maybe later y'all will do a review of the program and I will try to decide then!

  2. We will definitely need to review T25 once we get into it a bit far so good though!

  3. Charlotte@CommitnessToFitnessJuly 26, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Aw what fun daddy-daughter time! mcflurries are always a good idea :) i honestly don't know much about the T25 workouts, but now i'm going to look into this more. sounds awesome! have a great weekend!

  4. Kid time is the best!! take the runner's high and carry it over to the kid high!

    Weekend plan was the kiddo's birthday party, but she got sick, so it is postponed. No plans now!

    Have a good one!

  5. 5k this sunday! Should be interesting! My calves are angry at me right now!

    My fiance and I work out together sometimes- not as much as we used to since he is recovering from knee surgery. But as he is recovering he is able to do more so before long we will be able to spend more time working out together. Running together a few times a week is how our relationship grew as fast as it did....great quality time!

  6. I don't know too much about T25 yet either...but so far so good! Daddy-Daughter time is always enjoyable :)

  7. Oh no, hope she is feeling better! And yes, the runner's high carries over well to the kid high.
    Thanks for checking us out Declan, I'm enjoying reading your blog...not enough male bloggers out there!

  8. Uh-oh, time to tell those calves who's boss!
    Sounds like your fiance is on the mend at least, hopefully it won't be too long until you're back on the road/trail/track (insert your running surface of choice here, basically) to running together!

  9. katie @ fromicecreamtomarathonJuly 26, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    I haven't heard of the drumstick mcflurry. Sounds amazing! I've seen so many people doing the T25. I'll be interested to see how y'all do!
    Tomorrow will be my long run; 15 miles. I can't wait!
    My hubby does not work out with me, and has no desire to. I hate it. A lot.

  10. Oh they are delicious!
    Good luck on the 15 miles, hope you have great weather for it!
    As for your husband...I never did ANYTHING until about two years ago. I mean nothing. Michelle would work out at the gym and stuff, but I just had no interest. It wasn't until she bought P90X that I decided to give it a go and I haven't stopped since. Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks :)

  11. Sugar Coated SheridanJuly 26, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    What a great daddy/daughter time! Love that!

  12. Fit 'n' Well MommyJuly 26, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Great post on Liv Lives Life! I brought my husband over to the dark side and he now does CrossFit with me! I love having him workout with me, because we not only get to spend some extra time together, but he also shares my passion for being fit!

  13. I love that you two workout together! I have been dying to try the T25, but since I'm keeping it low impact, I'll have to wait! Can't wait to hear y'alls thoughts!

  14. It's great having a partner to spur you on

  15. Check back in about 10 weeks and we should have a review of T25 for ya!