Weekly Wrap 78 Wrapping Up January

Weekly Wrap 78 Wrapping Up January

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap 78 Wrapping up January, with just a couple more days January will be in the history books. My husband and I will be packing up our RV and camping gear and will head home later today. We’ve been here for 14 days and other than being in the smack middle of the storms last weekend, I’ve loved every minute.

Before I get into Weekly Wrap 78 Wrapping up January I want to first… THANK YOU for joining us for the Weekly Wrap. This link up is to keep us all accountable in our active life. Training for a race? Just trying to keep active?? Recapping a fun weekend? We want to support you in whatever you do! You may link up your posts with us, Holly from HoHo Runs and myself here at MissSippiPiddlin each week. For all the scoop and a few rules too, please visit the Weekly Wrap Link Up Tab at the top or simply click the words Weekly Wrap.

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When I’m not running or traveling, this IS my happy place

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Sunrise over the lake

Weekly Wrap 78 Wrapping up January

I felt pretty good about this week in activity. Seems like I’ve finally gotten back into a routine. I ended up running 4 days this week and got in both strength training sessions and you’ll see further down how I faired with my goals so far.

My Weekly Workout Summary, goes something like this:

Weekly Wrap 78 Wrapping Up January

I hope you didn’t miss my Instagram Video we did of our Wednesday Workout. My trainer, Tammy and I often workout together on leg day because I can hang with her and we stick to about the same weights. Now when it comes to my upper body I’m not anywhere near her but we still have fun together. This week our friend Megan joined us for a pretty badass back and biceps routine. Tammy knows every so often I get her to take pictures to use for my #NeverMissAMonday or #WorkoutWednesday posts. I don’t even get any eye-rolls anymore either. (Wendy, how does Becky feel about you taking pictures?)

So we’re taking some shots and another girl comes in and offers to take some pictures then it was her idea to shoot the video which was received well! It was hard holding still with the weights especially since we were almost done with our workout. (Next time we need to do this BEFORE our actual work)

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Since this is the last #WeeklyWrap of January I wanted to do a quick check in with the progress on my goals. For a detailed listing, you can see my Goals for 2017 here.

Goals Check In

Goals Check-In

Fitness and Running

Run – 850 yearly goal and fingers crossed with two more days of January I’ll be right on track.

Run More Races – Only 2 so far 18 is what I did last year so I’ll call it on track.

Run a New State – Not yet, but I’ve got two new ones on the calendar 😉

Mini-Challenges – Well I hit the ground running with the pushups and also the plank challenge, but then I fizzled out. I’ll be re-grouping to add in something this week.


Post / Link up More – Totally fell off the wagon on this! Ugggh, I was doing good but added year-end stuff at work had to take precedence over time to blog. I had hoped to have my Louisiana Race Weekend recap up by now and it has not happened.

Connect More – Instagram has been my social media of choice lately. I’ve enjoyed throwing around encouragement and high fives on it.


Good for the Soul – Since we’ve been at the campground I’ve missed getting up early with my daughter walking or running. We’ve been cooking more and she has joined us most nights but it doesn’t take the place of one on one mother-daughter time. Hopefully, we can get back in that routine.

weekly wrap 78 Wrapping up January

Good for my Soul – Glass of wine in front of a fire = Tranquility

Planning – I have done better with “planning” in general. I keep a running hand-written to-do list at work and list each of my tasks for the week as they are needed and check off as I go. We also have done much better about planning meals and eating better this past week.

Speaking of meals:

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We finally broke down and got us a Pressure Cooker. This has been a game changer for us! So far we’ve cooked a roast, chili and by far the best meal was vegetable soup! Our biggest challenge is the lack of time. While simple planning will elevate this, you also have to make time to plan. This cooker cut not only prep time but also clean up time in half because it’s all in one pot.

I can’t wait to see what we try in it this upcoming week.

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From raw to done in less than 16 minutes

Coming up

My next race weekend is coming up and we’ll be in New Orleans for the Rock n Roll Series. I’ve once again persuaded Mr. Sippi into doing the 5k with me on Saturday and then on Sunday while I run my half, he will run a 10k! It will be the longest race he’s ever entered and I’m super proud of him.

Two other races I’ve added to the calendar are both in April, Rock n Roll Raleigh NC and a bucket list race for me, Kentucky Derby Half in Louisville, KY!  Not that I’m trying for every state but this will be two new ones for me as well. Will any of you be at either of these races?

Going to wrap up this Weekly Wrap 78 Wrapping up January post right here. I’ve got clothes to wash and some cleaning to do before we pack up and head home.

Do you have a Pressure Cooker? How about any meals for me to try?

Ever run the RnR Raleigh or Kentucky Derby races? Anything you’d like to share with me?


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  1. Looks like you are doing great with your goals so far! I am planning to do a goals update on Tuesday, so I am starting to look back on how the month went. I think overall its been pretty good, considering its January and usually the weather makes it tough to get workouts in.Thanks for hosting the link up and have a great week!
    Lisa @ Mile by Mile recently posted…5 January RunfessionsMy Profile

  2. Great goal wrap up for January- I would say you are right on target for sure! I love how you just go off and hang out in the RV for weeks- that is kind of cool! I need to go back and see this video- you are looking pretty badass for sure! I think I have 2 new states planned too- can’t wait!
    Mary Beth Jackson recently posted…Taper week- getting ready for a Celebration!My Profile

  3. Speaking of blogging, I have two linkups this week, Race Linkup (tomorrow) and Wednesday Word. Hope you have time to join us for at least one!

    I love that you take pictures during your workouts. As a trainer, I totally wouldn’t mind if my clients asked me to take a picture as long as they didn’t slack on their workout. Occasionally, I’ll take a short video of them to show them their form and then delete it.

    As always, thanks for the linkup!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…Fancy Tights, Sunrises, And Brussels SproutsMy Profile

    • Thanks Debbie for the invite. I have got to get back on top of my preplanning blogging game! It is getting the best of me.
      I did not like pictures at the gym at first at all. I went through a phase where I didn’t feel comfortable being there and looking back it was pretty stupid. But I like to see the progress I’ve made and I love to inspire people who were just like me into going.
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 78 Wrapping Up JanuaryMy Profile

  4. Hey Hey Hey…How about adding Iowa to your roster?We even have a Walmart where you could park your RV (or just lodge with me).
    Kim Hatting recently posted…Perseverance…while insideMy Profile

  5. That would be my happy place too! I don’t have a pressure cooker yet, but I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about them lately! Sounds like you’re doing great with your goals!

  6. I’ll be so interested to see how the Kentucky Derby half goes. It’s one I’ve considered for myself — can’t do it this year, though. Right now I have 3 more states scheduled for 2017, maybe a fourth . . . we’re still negotiating. That’s about all the time off Mr. Judy can afford!

    I’ve been writing out a to do list most nights and checking it off at the end of the day (or not, sometimes, but it does seem to help me get stuff done).
    Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy recently posted…Goodbye is so hard to say: 1/23-29 Weekly WrapMy Profile

  7. It always feels so good to get back into a routine! I got a pressure cooker two years ago and never took it out of the box! Oops! Have a great time and a good race this weekend!
    Jennifer @ Dashing in Style recently posted…Boston Trail Half Marathon Training Week 7: New Training, New MeMy Profile

    • Oh Jennifer! Go right now and get that Pressure cooker out! Lol I tell you I can’t believe we waited so long. We had spaghetti and meatballs in it last night all one pot and from start to finish 24 minutes and it was on our plate! Well it was so hot it took another 5 minutes for it to cool off so we could eat it!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 78 Wrapping Up JanuaryMy Profile

  8. So exciting about all your races. So coll that you got your hubby to run. Yo guys need to come up north (when it gets warmer of course)
    Darlene recently posted…Runfessions – JanuaryMy Profile

  9. We love our pressure cooker, too! We often make steel cut oats in there and set the timer so it starts in the morning and is done when we wake up… or homemade chicken broth… or chilis, bean dishes, etc.
    Laura recently posted…7 weeks until NYC Half recap + Meal PlanningMy Profile

  10. Becky is always happy to indulge me in a photo–after all, she is a CrossFitter! You know, if you don’t take a picture, it didn’t happen!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Cruise ControlMy Profile

  11. way to go on your workouts this week! But seriously – the pressure cooker! How is it?! Do you love it? I’ve been looking at the Instant Pot for quite some time but haven’t bit the bullet – it’s a crock pot and pressure cooker and more!! Enjoy – i can’ wait to see what else you make!
    melissa recently posted…Busy Winter Weekends (One Sentence Per Photo)My Profile

  12. I love that you follow up with a check-in of your goals- keep you accountable. I also love the weekly workout image that you made- so cute! I am still a slow cooker lover, and haven’t considered a fast-pressure cooker, but I know it’s great for beans especially.
    Barrie recently posted…Weekly Wrap & Sunday ShareMy Profile

  13. That’s fun that your trainer works out with you-mine just yells at me lol. Have a great week and safe travels home
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Runfessions January EditionMy Profile

  14. I swear you guys are the best campers ever! Yay for Mr. Sippi doing a 5k and 10k. Might he be catching the running bug?? I don’t have a pressure cooker of any kind so I’m no help. I’m really crappy about taking pics in the gym too. Thanks for the linkup and great progress on your goals!
    Marcia recently posted…Who’s Up For a Runner’s Retreat?My Profile

  15. I thinking holding an exercise for a photo deserves it’s own exercise name – it can be tough but it’s fun! I don’t spend too much time on IG and the way it’s organized I know I miss posts from my friends if the timing/popularity isn’t just right. :-/

    You can make good on your blogging goal and join us for coffee on Saturday. 😀
    Coco recently posted…Making Hard HappenMy Profile

  16. Nice week! Great job with your strength training! Love the pics and video! So cool that your husband races too! I haven’t tried a pressure cooker yet. We just got an air fryer that works well!
    Sherry recently posted…Vernonia Marathon Training Week 10 and Weekly Wrap (1/23-1/29)My Profile

  17. I am so jealous that you are going to New Orleans for the race. That is one of my bucket list races. That pressure cooker sounds great. Who can’t beat a 16 minute meal!
    Lacey@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…Weekly Wrap…Jan 29My Profile

  18. We are thisclose to getting a pressure cooker but not quite there yet 🙂 Nice work on your goals!
    Stacey recently posted…RnR DC Half Training: Week 5 & 6My Profile

  19. I think I need me one of those pressure cookers! I use my crockpot at least once a week, its so handy to have! I haven’t done any races yet so far… none on the books until March so I am a little jealous of your 2 already 😉 I love the weight lifting picture, so fun to have someone take some pics! Instagram is my social media of choice too although I have been a slacker lately. Twitter overwhelms me.
    Christy recently posted…Weekly Wrap: Sunshine, Fog, Wind. ahhh WInter Running!My Profile

  20. I think your goals are going well… it is hard to find time to post. I don’t think non-bloggers realize just how many HOURS go into writing say, a race recap. I love the weight lifting pics and it looks like you had a great week of training.
    Amy Lauren recently posted…Weekly Rundown: January 23-29My Profile

  21. That manican video is pretty cool for sure. I’m glad Megan is joining in with you all …she enjoys the motivation! But now that power cooker??? I’m going to have to check into this. I could definitely use that since I’m always waiting until the last minute to prepare my meals. 🙂
    Teresa recently posted…This Weeks Gallivantin’: A Wrap on JanuaryMy Profile

  22. I loved the mannequin challenge video!! Part of the work out was obviously to hold the weights extra long, right?

    You are working at your goals slowly!! good job!!

    That meal looks delicious! what is it? It looks like Mexican Picadillo!
    Ana recently posted…Weekly Wrap 1.29.17My Profile

  23. Nice week! I love the shot of the sunrise over the lake! I’ve heard great things about the pressure cooker, I hear it’s easy to use and fast! I may have to purchase one soon! 😉 Have fun at rock’n’roll! Sounds like a blast!!
    Sharon recently posted…American River Parkway Half Marathon Training Week 3: 1/23-1/29My Profile

  24. I don’t have a pressure cooker, but I love my crock pot. I can make a big meal and have leftovers for the week, and very minimal cooking!

  25. I can’t believe we are wrapping up January already either…I loved the little video on Instagram of you and your friends working out the gym!! So cool!! You guys looked great!
    That’s very nice of Mr Sippi to support your running and even challenging himself to a distance he has never covered before!
    A pressure cooker is definitely something I will look into, as well. Anything that cuts time from clean-up!!
    Have a great week Tricia!!
    Enjoy New Orleans!!

  26. Kudos to you for being on track with your January goals. I was on track for most of the month, and then things fell apart recently. I’m hopeful that I’ll get back on track in February.
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon Training Log – Week 4My Profile

  27. I haven’t invested in the pressure cooker quite yet. I have a crockpot and have made some good stew meat and chili, but have only used it once so far to make my pulled buffalo chicken! (so delish)!
    Lauren @ Lauren Runs recently posted…Bahamas Half Marathon Race RecapMy Profile

  28. The pressure cooker looks like a great investment! I used my slow cooker last night to make some teriyaki chicken…being able to throw ingredients in and forget about it is a life saver but you’re right…finding the time to plan those meals can be a real challenge!

    Looks like you’re off to a great start with your goals, nice job! I need to keep up with your posts on IG! 🙂
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…Love Run Half Marathon Training Week 4 RecapMy Profile

  29. What a great week! I wish I could say I hit all of my planned runs. Unfortunately, it was not in the cards for me this week, but here’s to having a better week next week!

    I don’t have a pressure cooker, but I’ve been seeing more and more about them daily. It definitely has my interest piqued!
    Heather recently posted…Cherry Blossom Training – Week 1My Profile

  30. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the Derby half. I grew up maybe 1.5 hours from Louisville – and my brother lives there still, so I’d have a free place to stay. Always figured one year I would combine it with a trip to go see the Derby as well, but just haven’t had the timing work out yet.

  31. I used my pressure cooker for the first time in ages this weekend! I’ve had it for about a year but forget about it in favor of my beloved slow cooker. Be sure to share recipes with us so I can get in the habit of using mine more!
    Jessica S recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up: Back in the saddle (finally!)My Profile

  32. Those two races you’ve added sound like great ones! I’ve run in NC but not KY. I don’t have a pressure cooker but I do enjoy my crock pot. I love it when supper is ready when I walk in the door. I’ve hired someone finally, so I hope my work stress will improve and I can do more blogging (LOL!).

  33. All sounds like a great week. Hope the race goes well for you and Mr Sippi.

    I have a pressure cooker and I LOVE it. I use it to make soups, dals, curries, chillis and it makes excellent rice. I’ve even made soya yoghurt in it. What I love is that I can just leave it to do its thing, no standing and stirring. It’s great for anything with dried beans. Have fun using it.
    Nicola @ Running Happy recently posted…Richmond Half Marathon week 3My Profile

  34. That sunrise is amazing!! I have yet to capture a good one this year…probably not until this summer even! I need to experiment more with my pressure cooker…I got one for Christmas and I have only made chicken in it 🙂

  35. What a great week and love that sunrise (I’m a sucker for a beautiful sky). Since I’m in Ohio I know a lot of people who have the Kentucky Derby race on their bucket list. It’s supposed to be a blast! Have fun at RnR New Orleans. That’s on my list, for sure!
    Elizabeth recently posted…We’re moving!My Profile

  36. hopefully i will see you this weekend in NOLA! I am off to finish packing right now

  37. 14 day camping trip sounds like heaven to me right now, so jealous!
    Good luck in New Orleans!
    KY Derby marathon has been on my “to do” list for years, one day I’ll get there, looking forward to hearing how you like the half!
    Runaway Bridal Planner recently posted…New Year New Goals, or NotMy Profile

    • I can’t wait for the KY Derby race! Got big plans for that weekend too. There’s a company that drives you around the city stopping at various places to eat and drink not to mention Churchill downs. it lets you taste test places and gives you a history lesson too!
      Tricia recently posted…Louisiana 5k and Half Marathon Race RecapMy Profile