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#MotivateMe Monday: Staying Active on Vacation


If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward.

Happy Monday Tuesday everyone!

As you can tell from the title of this post, and how late I’ve published this, I am on VACATION!!!  Yay! Hubby and I dropped the kiddos off at his parents place for 4 days while we sneak away to “our place”… Saratoga Springs, New York.  You may remember that last year we came to Saratoga Springs, NY, then headed up to Lake Placid.  We had a great time and absolutely loved the City so we decided to come down again this year.  

Saratoga Racecourse

One of my challenges while being away is staying active – it would be easier if my hubby was active with me, but when I want to move, he wants to nap.  We fight fatigue in different ways.  Last year we stayed in a Bed and Breakfast, so being active meant that I would head out for a run while he either napped, or relaxed on the porch of the B&B with his ipad.  I did some body weight strength in our room, but it was tiny and hot.  This year we are staying at a Comfort Inn with a gym!  I love challenging my creativity to figure out a strength workout with equipment that I’m unfamiliar with, perhaps I’m just weird that way?

Here’s this week’s fitness plan:

Monday (yesterday) : (yesterday) Jog from Saratoga Racecourse (Thoroughbred track) to Saratoga Casino and Raceway (Harness track), then run the Monday Night Mile, then jog back to meet hubby (i’ll share my race recap shortly).
Tuesday (today): Lots of walking while we shop, shop, shop.  It’s a dark day at the track (no racing) so we’re going shopping. In the afternoon I’m going to get familiar with the LifeFitness cables at the hotel gym.
Wednesday: Get my arse out of bed for a quick 8k run to explore the vicinity of the hotel.
Thursday: Last day in Saratoga – strength workout at the hotel gym before heading to breakfast at the track, then driving back to get the kids.
Friday: 5k run around my in-laws neighbourhood.
Saturday: Early morning 10k run before my daughter’s softball team playsin the Provincial championships.
Sunday: Strength workout in the hotel gym – we’re staying overnight for Provincials.

READ:  Weekly Training Recap and #MotivateMe Monday

I’m sorry this post is so short (and late) but hubby is now itching to head out for breakfast and shopping. Have a great week everyone!!


A weekly linkup on Mondays for you to share your weekly fitness plans and meal plans #MotivateMe http://www.fitnesscheerleader.com


  1. Every Monday share your fitness, nutrition plan etc by linking them up.  All you will need is your post’s URL, and a photo you would like to attach.
  2. Posts that aren’t related will be deleted.
  3. In your post, please mention that you’re participating in #MotivateMe Monday link up, and link back to the hosts, Fitness Cheerleader at FitnessCheerleader.com, & Running Rachel at RunningRachel.com
  4. Read what the other linkers, are sharing.  Visit at least 2 other bloggers’ posts and share some support by commenting and engaging with each other.  The more you support, the more support you will get back.

Have an active and healthy week!


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  • Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    August 18, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Hope you’re enjoying your vacation, you definitely deserve it!

  • Launna
    August 18, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Have a great week Janice… kudos to you for working out on vacation. Have a fun time xox ?

  • Lucie Palka
    August 19, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Looks like you did very well to stay active while away. I went to Florida for 2 weeks and took 2 weeks off of any exercise. I also gained 5 lbs in the process 🙁

  • Billie Lundrigan
    August 30, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Be that person! Staying active on vacation doesn t have to be specifically putting on work out clothes and working out, it can be finding ways to get your heart rate up during the day and burning a few extra calories.