Sunday, August 22, 2010

How to be Good on Vacation!

Track Coach, Adorable Wife, and the Little Track Stars have all returned safely from our short jaunt across the state and although we are all super duper happy to be home (especially Track Coach since the Seahawks game is on) we had an awesome time over at Tum Tum with my, Adorable Wife's, family.  I know vacation time can be hard for those of us in training, I can't even imagine what it would be like for those of you training for really big events, so I have compiled some helpful hints and tips that we learned during our vacation to help you all stay safe, healthy, and on track.


  • First, try not to partake in any activities that may get you injured, especially if you are close to a race like we are (2 & 3 weeks)
Laser Tag! What running around in the dark isn't safe? Well then I blame Nate and Erica (Sister and husband)
There was a boat and a tube, we had no choice!




  • Use your surroundings to your advantage. Cross train with what you have!
Coach trying to prove he still had that state medaling pole vaulter in him.

This can also go under the don't do anything that will HURT you category! Big FAIL!
Baby weight lifting, very good for the butt actually!


• It may be hard, but stick to a healthy eating plan. A moment on the lips, forever on the hips! 

It was Coach's 25th Birthday!


With all the good food in Spokane we are probably lucky we didn't eat even worse. There is just no need/time to cook there. Our tummy's were happy (she says with a sheepish grin!)


• This may be a time to relax and unwind, but don't get too lazy! All sleep and no sweat makes Jack an out of shape boy!

Sleeping on an air mattress in the living room with your brother and sister in law, who's kids, by the way, wake up at 7 when you go to bed after midnight would make you tired too!

And most importantly, don't take advice from strangers, we lie!

But really, later this week I will do a post on our true training...swimming! It involves me in a sweet swim cap and goggles and the invention of a new stroke (all the cool kids probably won't be doing it.) But for now I have been in the car for 7+ hrs and I want to online shop for some Tri shorts. Oh and big news, I smell a giveaway coming. Our very first! Tune into Motivation Monday for all the deets! Hope you missed us terribly and you had a great weekend.

2 comments:

Megan said...

I love that saying "a moment on the lips, forever on the hips." I heard it for the first time in college from a skinny girl...hahaha

Laura B. Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

ughh, that reminds me of the "badness" that is sure to ensue when we go to vegas in a couple weeks....buffets, drinking, staying up too late....here we come!!!!