Quick Maine recap, and the “staycation” begins

I’m baaaack.

Well, kinda.

I’m technically still on vacation until Monday so I’ve been still on the disconnected side of things  (hence “staycation”) since returning from Maine (aka what I think Heaven will look like one day!) yesterday.

First off – a HUGE thank you to my sis @TBDetermined, Julia at Germanabendbrot.de (yay on your blog!),  Alicia @ PoiseInParma, and 2blu2btru for some fantastic guest blogs while I was away. AND a huge thank-you to all of you readers for posting some fab comments while I was lolling away at the lake all week. Totally loved reading your responses (since yes, I now have WordPress for Blackberry!).

Honestly, I can’t even put words to what this past week away has meant to me – my sis sums it up very nicely over at her blog, it was just EXACTLY what I needed, in so, so, so many ways I can’t even begin to describe.

So you know what? I’m not even gonna attempt it, I’ll use some pictures to showcase how I’m feeling.




Oh – and before I forget (I mean, how could I??) – there WAS some working out to be done in Maine. Y’know in between hanging out with fab friends Amy and her husband Eric, drinking many a glass of wine, eating a lot, lounging by the dock, and hanging in our floaties (even though we lost two of them thanks to an overnight storm that swept them into the lake! Here’s a pic of me and Scott after we “rescued” two of them, we were so proud of ourselves for finding them!).

But, back to my point – we fit in some great running down the camp road and to the foot of the lake – there were three of those workouts. And there were not one, but TWO rest days this week. *GASP* Me? The one who HATES to even take ONE rest day? Took two? Yes, I did. And for the most part, I didn’t beat myself up for it too hard – hey, I’m a work in progress, what can I say?

But – the one workout I did want to post? The bootcamp my sis and I did on the dock. It started with…hill repeats. Five rounds – on a steep hill behind the camp. Jo hated me for it, but it was worth it! From there, this broke down into four rounds (Heather – forgive me, I left our list in Maine, but I remember most of the details!) which included:

  • push-ups
  • sit-ups
  • planks
  • roll-backs
  • squat jumps
  • jumping lunges
  • plyo jacks
  • squats
  • low-pulse lunges
  • firewalkers
  • more push-ups (in varying positions – wide, narrow, tricep)
  • bicep curls with the band
  • tricep extensions with the band
  • y’s with the band (for back)

Here’s a super-cute pic of my sis doing the y’s, as a matter of fact – I mean, really, how much better can it get?!

7 thoughts on “Quick Maine recap, and the “staycation” begins

  1. FANTASTIC! I would just about kill to have a vacay like that with my sister. My sister cursed just about the entire time she did the lake boot camp with me teehee . I’m hoping to do another one tomorrow. Crazy. Strong. And Loving it!

    Have a great Pizza Friday. Just think, this time next week Cathe will be kicking our booties 😉

  2. Um Jess that is the WORST pic of me (first one!) and of course you look good so you post it 😉 Otherwise, completely agree, except one detail on the bootcamp, we didn’t do roll-ups that I recall 😉 Heather, I’m LOLing at your sis cursing you through the bootcamp drills!

  3. I’m SO glad you had a great vacation! You absolutely deserved some R&R time, and it looks like you all had a blast. It looks just gorgeous there, too. There’s just something being around water, right?? (Ask me again why I live in a landlocked state). 🙂

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