Fitness Adventures for the Soul

Long time no see! I have been a little MIA lately since the Holidays are a busy time of the year. All of you can relate I am sure. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family.  Mine was fabulous! The Bear and I kicked off the season with a quick trip up Mt. Wilson to see the city lights.

It was beautiful!!!

On Christmas Eve my mom and brother came up to Pasadena for dinner. The four of us walked around The LA Arboretum to burn off a few of the calories we were about to consume.



We even saw a few peacocks. They are a common sight at The Arboretum.

The Bear and I have a tradition to open gifts on Christmas Eve instead of on Christmas morning. It’s great and makes Christmas morning a little less stressful prepping for the day. I received a LOT of fitness gear this year!!!
imageIf you have been following me on Instagram, you know I have been putting my new fitness gear to good use lately.

There was running…
image imageswimming…
image and cycling!

imageA funny thing happened since my first triathlon! For some reason my Instagram followers tripled and I am not complaining! I have gotten a ton of triathlon advice and even met a few new friends. I might be the only weirdo who meets people from IG. Though I am glad I did because I now have a new triathlon Jedi Master, who shared with me a ton of new tips and tricks! (Be smart! If you meet a stranger from the internet, do it in a populated area!)


Finally, the Bear and I went shooting for the first time. About a year ago, I finally gave in and let the Bear get a few guns. Don’t worry, they are safely taken care of and properly locked up.


No animals were hurt in the making of this photo. :)

Questions: How were your Holidays? Did you try anything new this season? 


10 thoughts on “Fitness Adventures for the Soul

    • I certainly will not be messin’ with ya!!!

      Don’t be jealous! I forgot to take off my makeup that day, which I am now regretting because a few zits showed up this morning. :/

  1. Agree with Davida 100%! You look absolutely stunning while working out!! I love it!
    YOU GOT SO MUCH AWESOME TRI STUFF! I really want to do a tri this year and I just have to save to get a bike… But then I see bike trainers and so many other things you can buy and I WANT ALL THE TRI STUFF!! Haha! Glad you racked up for Christmas! :) Hope you have an awesome NYE beautiful! :)
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    • Thanks girly! You always look beautiful!

      Tell me about it! The tri stuff is sooo expensive! And I already want to replace some of the stuff I bought in September. If I were to do it again, I would get fitted for a tri bike and then find a used one on Craig’s list. I would buy Tri shoes instead of cycle shoes. Finally, I would try on a bunch of tri clothes at a local store and then buy them online for a better deal. I am excited you are doing a triathlon this year! Let me know if you have any questions! :)

      Happy New Year!!!

  2. Jillienne,

    Glad to hear that your Christmas went so well! My Christmas was not as eventful but it was still fun! Most of my family is in New York, but I spent time with my wife’s family here in Los Angeles. We had a fun time exchanging gifts and dancing and singing to Christmas music in our Christmas socks!!! Of course I managed to get my runs in!
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