Happy 4th of July Weekend! I hope everyone had a great time with their family and friends over the holiday.
Adam and I just got back from “Part One” of our vacation. We went to visit family in Spokane, WA for 6 days. It was our first time there and we loved it. The scenery was so beautiful. And being a runner I was able to get in a few awesome runs.
Sometimes is so tough getting a workout in while you are on vacation. You want to relax, eat bad food and rest. Adam and I are very activate so it is pretty easy for us to come up with some way to burn a few calories while still having fun and enjoying ourselves. Here is a mini outline of our vacation and workouts.
I also want to note that one of the biggest reasons I like burning a few extra calories on vacation is so I can indulge in some delicious food.
We went to visit Adam’s sister Amy and her husband John in Spokane, WA. We started our trip with a tour of down town Spokane and the beautiful waterfalls.
Walk through Downtown, along the trails was really fun and refreshing after sitting on the plane for two and half hours.
After the tour of downtown Amy and I headed to a local gym called farmgirlfit. After I watched this video I knew I had to experience it. The workout we did was ONLY 15 MINUTES. Yes, 15 minutes and after I felt like I ran 10 miles.
We did a 5 minute warm up of lunges, squats, jumps and skips. Then we got right into it.
3x 5 minutes of work with 1 minute of break in between each sent of 5 minutes
First Set- 3 Burpees with a pushup then for the rest of the minute ball slams right to left. Repeat 5 times.
Second Set- 50 yard sprint then plate pushes on the ground for the rest of the minute. Repeat 5 times.
Final Set- 6 pulls ups then kettle bell squats for the rest of the minute. Repeat 5 times.
I LOVED IT AND CAN’T WAIT TO GO BACK!
One night we went out to a local pizza place and ordered these beauties. They are dough bites rolled in Parmesan cheese and dipped in marinara sauce or a pesto ranch sauce. They came out hot and so delicious!
It just so happened that on our visit to Spokane was the same weekend as the biggest 3 on 3 basketball tournament- Hoopfest 2012. We started the day by going to Yoga that was sponsored by Amy’s Lululemon store that she manages. Some of the “big dog NBA players” were in town for the tournament and this guy (who I don’t know his name) joined us for yoga. He only lasted about 5 minutes.
The Elite High School Court.
After the tournament was over we traveled over to Idaho where Amy and John have a cabin on the water.
At Lake Pend Oreille we spent our time running, swimming, boating, tubing, skiing, hiking tanning, eating and of course cocktailing.
Running around the lake was so beautiful and peaceful. Lake Pend Oreille is the 5th deepest lake in the US and it seemed like one of the quietest. There were lots of curves, big mountains and beautiful nature to look at.
These are THE BEST chocolate chip cookies ever! They actually aren’t even cookies. I would call them mini chocolate chip cookie cakes. These amazing pieces of heaven are crispy on the outside and thick, moist, gooey on the inside. At $30.00/dozen these cookies are the best cookies I have ever had!
Thank you Amy and John for a fabulous weekend of fun in the sun! We love you guys and can’t wait to visit again.
P.S. 4th of July pics to come