Fitness, My Weekly Workouts

Hot Chocolate 15k Training + Weekend Recap

I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend!

I sure did despite the weather being CRAZY here in San Diego.

Last Friday one of the strongest storms in years hit California just in time for my beach camping trip. My family and I debated all week if it would be worth it to drive up to Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu and test our luck with the weather or just stay home.

At the last minute we decided to go and figured if the storm got really bad we could always just pack up and leave.

Thankfully we ended up having absolutely BEAUTIFUL weather until the last night when the rain moved back in. We knew at any second the weather could get nasty to we made a point to get out and explore as much as possible while the sun was shining and boy did we ever. In 24 hours we hiked, ran, explored sea caves, played on the beach, ate A LOT, chilled at the camp site…it was amazing!

I guess the moral of the story is no risk no reward right? I’m so happy we decided to camp despite the weather forecast and I’m already dying to go beach camping again…maybe more in the summer though HA!


On night #1 we caught the most beautiful sunset from the cliffs

My sister and her boyfriend joined up with my mom, dad, Bryce and I to celebrate her upcoming birthday, drink rose and eat tons of cake mmmmmm!

We spent the next day exploring all the awesome sea caves


Then we hiked to the top of the canyon for a 360 view of Leo Carrillo and Malibu

Leo Carrillo, I’ll be back!


Hot Chocolate 15k Training:

Alright now back to the whole reason you’re probably here…to read about running and how my training went this week. 

I’ll be perfectly honest this past week wasn’t ideal. Life got busy and traffic in San Diego has been so awful it’s been hard to make it on a run after work before the sun goes down. TIME CHANGE GET HERE NOW! I was so frustrated after sitting in 1 hour of traffic Wednesday I seriously pulled to the side of the road somewhere near Mission Bay and just jumped out of the car and ran 3.5 miles before it got dark. No excuses.

I also spent 3 days up at Leo Carrillo where a scheduled 10 miler got knocked down to 6 miles + a hike since we didn’t want to disappear from camp for hours while everyone waited on us.

SO we’re on to a new week and I’m going to make it a great one!

Here’s what the Hot Chocolate 15k people want me to do:



And here’s what I’m realistically going to do:

  • Monday: rest
  • Tuesday: yoga sculpt
  • Wednesday: 60 minute easy run + yoga sculpt
  • Thursday: 5 mile tempo run (2 miles easy, 3 miles race pace)
  • Friday: spin class for my first time ever with work + yoga
  • Saturday: yoga sculpt
  • Sunday: 10 mile run (about 90-105 minutes)


Had to still run even on vacation…no excuses!


Your Turn,

Did you do anything fun over the holiday weekend?

Beach camping or mountain camping?

Do you still workout while on vacation?


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  • Reply shaniece February 21, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Looks like you all really had a great time!When I think vacation, relaxing come to mine, at least for one day or two and then I will get back on track with my daily workouts.
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