Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day Weekend

Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to everyone! I hope you are enjoying whatever you are doing!

Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day Weekend


Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day Weekend

It’s that time again for the Weekly Wrap, link up your posts with us, Holly from HoHo Runs and myself here at MissSippiPiddlin each week. Β For all the scoop and a few rules too, visit the Weekly Wrap Link Up Tab at the top or simply click the words Weekly Wrap.

This 43rd edition (already???) is rightly called Memorial Day Weekend. In case you are reading this on Sunday, better to be early right? In honor of Memorial Day, I celebrate all those who served and wish to say, thank you for the sacrifices you made to this great country and allowing me to enjoy the freedoms I have. I can hardly believe May is within days of being over! What??? What better way to celebrate the start of Summer than a trip to the beach?

Let’s dive into my week, shall we?

Sunday – 16,900 Steps
Monday – Training w/Tammy at the Gym, 3.1 miles run Negative splits Boom! 19,000 Steps total
Tuesday – 2.25 mile AM Run, 14,170 Steps
Wednesday – Up early with Mr. Sippi 3.11 mile run, Training at the gym, and a kettle bell class tonight. Wow, pooped! 15,800 Steps
Thursday – 17, 200 steps
Friday – 13,000 steps
Saturday – St. Clare Seafood Festival 5k, 10 mile bike ride, ended the day with 17,500 steps

I felt like I had a great week of not only activity but my eating habits were much better as well. I succeeded in getting in a class at the gym and it was quite the workout. I’ve never done crossfit but I’ve heard of the WOD and this I think was similar. We did lots of kettlebell swings, squats, push ups, mountain climbs and situps without a whole lot of rest in between either.

My workweek was really busy so on Friday afternoon I was ready to get my 3-day weekend started. We packed things up and headed to the MS Coast to celebrate. We stayed in an RV park on a more deserted part of the beach, which I loved! We could see the water from our site even though it was across the road. We were very pleased with where we stayed.

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I got to enjoy the sunrise both Saturday and Sunday.

I sat my alarm to get up in time to see the sun on Saturday and Sunday too, and neither disappointed me!

Saturday Mr. Sippi and I both ran in a 5k just down the road and both of us placed in our ages. Him 2nd and me 3rd. I was just tickledΒ and I got a pretty cool shell as a medal too!

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We both had great races, Mr. Sippi a 5k PR 33:52 and me a 29:27 I’ll take it any day but especially in this heat and humidity!

After the race Mr. Sippi watched baseball and I enjoyed a bike ride down the beach. I stopped off at the festival where the 5k was and treated myself to homemade baked goods too! This also may have happened before dinner.

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We ate a wonderful meal at a local place on Saturday and again for Sunday at lunch.

You must drop by my Instagram and other social media accounts to fill in the blanks on what all we are getting into!

I must go now because this just happened:

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Yes, we bought a kayak. Our only goal is to NOT make the local news!

How are you celebrating this weekend? Β Did you grill out? What did you have to eat?

Do you have a family member that is serving now or in the past?



Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day Weekend

I am sharing in the support love by linking up with a Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup hosted by

Ilka from Ilka’s Blog and

Angela from Marathons & Motivation

I appreciate them both for supporting our link up as well.

Link up Below:


  1. It looks like you are having a blast! Congrats to you and Mr. Sippi on your AG placements! And a PR for him! I know he must be proud. That kayak is going to be a great workout for your arms, don’t you think? Any patriotic holiday reminds me of my Dad who served in WWII. Safe travels back home!

    • We had a great time this weekend and didn’t want to leave. What can we do to persuade you and PoPo to get an RV??
      The kayak was fun I was a bit worried in the ocean with all that water but actually, it was really nice.
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day WeekendMy Profile

  2. Congrats on the age group awards for both of you! Kayaking sounds fun!!
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  3. Sounds like a fun weekend! Looks like an awesome view from your RV and cool you saw the sunrises! Congrats on your AG awards!! What a fun purchase! Have a great rest of the weekend!
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  4. Congrats on placing in your race ! We don’t have memorial day here, so I am back to work Monday. I don’t mind though because it is pouring rain. Can you please send some sun my way ?
    Karen @ Fit in France recently posted…Lots of family. Lots less fitness.My Profile

  5. Congrats on your race! That beach sunrise looks gorgeous! We went kayaking last summer – so fun!
    Coco recently posted…Observing Memorial DayMy Profile

  6. Great job this week, and congrats on the race! The beach views looks gorgeous!
    Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine recently posted…The Week that Summer ArrivedMy Profile

  7. Congrats on a great week and to the both of you on your race and age group awards. I saw the pics on Instagram and I just love those seashell medal! So unique and beautiful! Enjoy that new Kayak – I know you’ll have a blast!
    Happy Memorial Day! Have a great (Running) week Tricia!
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  8. You certainly make the most of your weekends and congrats to both you and Mr. Sippi on your 5k and his PR! Going to the beach is so relaxing and fun. It just puts everyone in a good mood! I do follow you on Instagram, but this weekend I have pretty much taken a break from Social Media. Congrats on the age group awards and the new kayak. I love kayaking almost as much as boating!
    Pam recently posted…Weekly Workout Roundup: May 30thMy Profile

  9. Congrats on your AG award. Your min-vacy looks awesome. We hoped to go boating today but it is raining. Besides I am still recovering from my Florida trip and my HOT half in VT yesterday.
    Darlene recently posted…Runfessions May – the Vacation EditionMy Profile

  10. Congrats on your AG award! I’m very impressed with your cross training! I’m sure you’ll find it to be a game changer for you. I wish you lived by me so we could kayak together!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Salute 10k Race RecapMy Profile

    • I would love to kayak with you Wendy! When you and your girlfriends took that trip last year I was so jealous of the great time you had! I hope to get another one an explore some lakes, rivers and creeks with it this summer!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day WeekendMy Profile

  11. Yay for the both of you placing in AG!
    Those Shell medals are pretty neat!
    Happy kayaking!

  12. Oh, I love Kayaking! I can’t wait for the lake to warm up enough so we can take them out.
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  13. Congrats to both you and your husband on the AGs! I saw your kayaking pic on Instagram – looks like a lot of fun!
    Michelle @ Running with Attitude recently posted…2016 Run to Remember Race ReportMy Profile

  14. So much fun!!! Congrats to you and your husband on the AG placings ? woop!

    Enjoy the kayak and the rest of your trip. Kayaking is one of my favorite water activities!
    Amy @ Life to the Full recently posted…Race Report: Fargo Marathon 2016My Profile

  15. That sunrise picture is just gorgeous! So awesome that both you and the Mr. won AG awards at the 5K! Love it! Congrats! What a nice addition to what looks like a great weekend!
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  16. Yay, you bought a kayak! You are going to have so much fun! We kayaked on the Chicago River last fall and had a blast! Our creek is too shallow or I would buy one in a heartbeat.

    You could say we had a barbecue… We invited 100 families and about a third were in town and were able to come. Because of the rain (yes more rain) we had to keep it mostly indoors this year. We had lots of fun, but it was unfortunate that we couldn’t set up the games in the back yard like we usually do.

    Thanks for the linkup!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…Memorial Day Reflections…My Profile

    • Oh wow Deb I hate the rain was a factor in your weekend plans. I sure hope you had a big house for all those people. It does sound fun!
      Yes, I’m so excited to have new adventures in our Kayak. We quickly realized we needed more than one so the hubs is on that right now!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day WeekendMy Profile

  17. That is so awesome you both placed!! Congrats guys πŸ™‚
    That is a beautiful sunrise! I enjoyed your IG πŸ™‚
    That is a good feeling when you get the eating on point! I need a week like that myself, I have been slacking bad.
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    • I’m so very glad to have another 5k behind me. Honestly, I hate them cause I feel like I have to run so much faster than my normal pace. I need to do more of them to get over this. I was tickled Mr. Sippi snagged an AG award too and a PR for him.
      It was hot that day too but the breeze from the ocean made it much better.
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day WeekendMy Profile

  18. Congrats on the great race! And those pictures are gorgeous- what a view. Enjoy the trip!!
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  19. Sounds like an awesome weekend! Congrats on the AG awards for both you and Mr. Sippi! How cool you got a kayak! I would like to get one someday! Hope you had fun trying it out!
    Sharon recently posted…Seattle Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon Training Week 8: 5/23-5/29My Profile

  20. I love reading about all of your RV adventures! Congrats on your AG awards πŸ˜‰ We road-tripped (4+ hours each way) to the hubby’s hometown for a quick over-nighter…so (again) I’m behind on all the blogging/reading/commenting (it’s too difficult to do on my phone…and, besides, it was a mini vacay)
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  21. sounds like a great weekend! I would love to go to a seafood festival.
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    • The festival was held at a Catholic church, they really had quite the setup. The church is right across the road from the beach and they had carnival rides, games, the 5k, car show, vendors and of course the food. Really a lot going on all weekend long. Even bands that played on an outside stage at night and a fireworks show!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day WeekendMy Profile

  22. Congratulations on your awards at the 5K! I love that it was a run at the beach and the medal is a shell. That’s a really fun and creative award. I love the kayak and bet that would be a cool way to relax :).
    Amy Lauren recently posted…Weekly Rundown: May 23-29My Profile

    • The shell medal really is special, Amy I love how each one is different. The kayaking was super fun and so relaxing that out in the ocean when I quit paddling I quickly noticed it was taking me out farther and farther. But man it was nice first thing in the morning! I look forward to seeing where all we can kayak around here.
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day WeekendMy Profile

  23. Congrats on your AG placement! I always love when races give out cool medals as awards and beach runs/races are the best! We have kayaks and they’re great! Paddleboarding is also a favorite of my (both paddling/paddle surfing and core/yoga workouts on the board).
    Christine @ Into the Glimmer recently posted…Weekly recap (5/23-5/30): The hard weeksMy Profile

    • I originally wanted a paddle board first but I had never even been on one so my next choice was a kayak. Plus in the store we were at the kayaks were cheaper than the boards for some reason. I’m looking forward to having more adventures in theses!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day WeekendMy Profile

  24. Congrats on your AG awards, and yay for a new kayak! Sounds like you kicked off summer with a huge bang!
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  25. Congrats on your race! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures with the kayak πŸ™‚
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  26. Awesome they gave out shelldals (trying to make a word for shell medal but doesn’t look right lol) at the 5K. Where are you planning to kayak? Mom was a member of the National Guard and a cousin was in the Navy but neither were ever deployed.
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    • That’s pretty creative “shelldals” I like it! It was a great medal! I really got lucky on the AG placing. We bought the kayak while on the beach and we took it out in the ocean but we also have a lake near us we visit a lot, in fact we’re camping there now. We’ll kayak there and maybe get in a river float sometime soon!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day WeekendMy Profile

  27. Congrats to both of you on placing! Your medal looks really cool! The sunrise is absolutely breathtaking! I wish I was on a beach somewhere! πŸ™‚ The kayak sounds like so much fun and all of your instagram pictures looked like you had a blast!
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  28. Congrats on the 5k AG awards! And I love that you got a kayak! Your sunrise photos were really lovely on Instagram. Hope you have another good week!
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  29. Congrats on those age group finishes! You too rock! How are you loving the kayak? It is on my list to buy this summer as soon as I get done with this back porch project! Looks like you enjoyed the weekend, too bad we are back to reality today! πŸ™
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    • I loved the kayak in the ocean, MB it was so funny I went out before we left Monday it was still early and I quit paddlin and just sat relaxing, next thing I know the hubs is calling me asking if I’m ok that I’m a sure long way out. Sure enough he was so small and I had been taken quite a ways. It was no problem getting back. I am looking forward to putting it in the lake this weekend!
      Yes reality sucks but hey it does pay the bills right? πŸ™‚
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 43 Memorial Day WeekendMy Profile

  30. Congratulations on the AG!! that beach looks beautiful!
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  31. Haha, I love how your goal is to not make the news… I haven’t seen you yet, so I assume you’re all good. πŸ™‚ xxoo
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  32. That’s a beautiful sunrise you captured. I enjoyed your IG posts from your trip. Congrats to you and your husband on the 5K and AG placement! I love the shells for medals!
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  33. What a fun weekend! And the sunrise pic looks spectacular. We went tent camping as well but near a river instead of a beach. It’s so crowded here in Socal that every holiday you have to book in advance to reserve a spot on the beach. Congrats on the AG award – must have been an exciting moment for you and your husband!
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  34. Tricia, sounds like a busy, but great week! I am trying to stay on track with healthy eating as well. The kayak sounds like a fun adventure, I love your *goal* of staying out of the local news, that gave me a laugh this morning!! Thanks so much for supporting our link-up. Have a wonderful weekend!!! πŸ™‚

  35. Whew! I don’t blame you for being pooped after that workout week. I’ve always wanted to try Crossfit or Body Pump. Maybe some day! That’s an incredible view from your campsite. Gorgeous sunrise photo!
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