Tuesday, July 9, 2013

To Quote the Great Jackson -- "It's good to be home"

Posted by CheapRunnerMichelle

As you all know Mike was on vaycay last week with the kiddos at the cottage...although I had to slave work Tues-Fri...I stayed at the cottage as well...I just drove back and forth everyday...so I guess that kinda means I was on vacation too?!?...ok well not really...but whatever

....it was soooo worth it to get to do this

Getting ready to enjoy a campfire

Get my wall squats in

All kinds of blood vessels popping

Get an early morning beach run in (even if I did getting the runner woe's)

Ready to Run

Got to see J hang out (literally) in his "new" cottage relaxing place

Cheers from the Hammock

...and a little of this with my boys on Saturday

A Rare Beach Day

On Sunday Mike and I got to run together (yeah...thanks MIL!)...but the humidity of like 500% really kicked my running butt...and I only made it to 7km

Post Run Hydration

...so after all the week's activities there were some sweet treats at the mailbox! About a year ago I signed up for a monthly beauty sample subscription...the membership has since changed...and comes every 3 months now instead...I think this was my best box to date...lots of goodies inside that I can't wait to try!

Loose Buttons Box

....and who doesn't love to receive some lululemon in the mail!!!!

Lulu Goodies

...I also finally got my income tax return cheque too...sorry - no pic of that ;)

Although it was a change of pace and a nice little break being "away" last week...there sure is something to be said about having a routine....which means that this is how my Monday morning started...back to a 5:30am wake-up call

We will PUMP. YOU. UP.

What's one of your favourite "routine" things to do?

Who's training for a race? Where and when?

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  1. Sugar Coated SheridanJuly 9, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Oh I just love some family time! I am a Type A personality through and through so a routine is like music to my ears :)

  2. My nightly routine is something that I've done for so long I wouldn't know how to let it go - every night I lay out everything I need for my early morning workout (even on vacation!).
    I did a little Body Pump this morning - it looks like we have the same barbell!

  3. Charlotte@CommitnessToFitnessJuly 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Looks like some great family time! i like my weekday morning routine of waking up at 5:30 to workout. but i gotta say i prefer my weekend routine of waking up around 7, getting coffee and then working out :)

  4. I'm like you... I HAVE to put my clothes out the night before

  5. It's amazing how your body gets so use to the routine you give it...glad it does 'cause it certainly makes those 5:30am wake-up calls more managable :)

  6. Your fam is way too cute! I'm so happy you guys had some time away, even though you had to work a bit. Do I spy a pace setter skirt? Also what's the multi color stripe item? I have to know these things, dang it!!

  7. Are those Lulu running shorts I see in that clear bag?? Let me know what you think of them!!! I have to write out my workouts, that makes them more of a routine for me. No big race schedule, but I am looking for one!!! Love the family pics!!

  8. It is a racer back lulu tank. I have the same one and love it!

  9. I'm sure you'll see a better pic of it real soon ;)

  10. Yes they are...since I already have probably 15+ pairs (seriously I do)...it's definitely safe to say that I luv them!!! They are the run speed shorts

  11. Fit 'n' Well MommyJuly 10, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Looks like a fun time with family! My favorite "routine" thing to do is working out. It is such a big part of my daily life. When I don't workout, I don't feel like myself and I can get pretty cranky! :)

  12. Kinda sounds like cheapRunnerRhoda and I when you don't feed us :)