Hey yo! If you took the day off yesterday you can find my Week #1 training recap for Chicago HERE.

While Memorial Day is much more than just a day off of work, I thoroughly enjoyed sleeping in until 11am on a Monday! Cecil did too!


Adam and I went out for some lunch and then got our grocery shopping done. I don’t know about you, but when I’m just moseying around on the weekend I hate lugging my big purse with me. I usually just bring a little wristlet when we go out.

A couple of weeks ago JimmyCase reached out to see if I would be interested in trying out one of their phone wallets. Of course I said yes, I mean how convenient does this look?! You can fit up to six cards along with cash in the case with ease!

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I asked for the gold and maroon case because it reminds me of my house, Gryffindor ;). It comes in a variety of other colors if you’re not a Harry Potter fan though!

I have the iPhone 6S Plus which is quite big, but even with the case on it still fits in my wristlet with plenty of room to spare.

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Without having to stuff a wallet or a card case in there along with my phone I can now fit my keys and even a few makeup essentials. Thanks JimmyCase, I really love it! I think I’m going to get my dad one for Father’s Day!

After Adam and I got home from running errands we hit up the gym.

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Monday is my designated rest/cross training day. I plan to make it a total rest day most weeks, but I felt a bit lazy since we didn’t do anything all day so I did some light cross training. A little bit of “hiking” on the treadmill with incline and then 35 minutes fat burner on the elliptical followed by my stretching routine.

When we got home I sunk into the couch and enjoyed that “nothing to do on a Monday” feeling! I probably should have taken a shower first but, YOLO! I know you guys won’t judge me for this. I can’t be the only one who has ever done it!

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I hope that you had a relaxing Monday too – or a productive one!

Let me know what you got up to in the comments below!

Did you have a relaxing or productive Monday?
Who else BBQ’d this weekend? 



  1. May 31, 2016 / 5:00 am

    I definitely had a relaxing Monday! i kept thinking it was Sunday so its nice that now its already Tuesday! I should have worked out yesterday and made today a rest day, but oh well, it felt good to relax on a Monday without work!

    • Kristina
      May 31, 2016 / 1:30 pm

      I’m right there with ya, it’s definitely nice that it’s already Tuesday although I don’t know how I’m going to get a full week’s worth of work into four days! I should have prepared better last week!

  2. May 31, 2016 / 8:09 am

    Wristlets are very cute! I have several but rarely use them because I do like lugging around a bunch of stuff. 😉 I generally use them for weddings because I don’t have any purses that go with my very fancy dresses.

    My Monday was both productive and relaxing!

    • Kristina
      May 31, 2016 / 1:31 pm

      OMG you’re crazy! 😀 I hate lugging around a big purse. If women’s pockets were as big as men’s pockets I would probably just stuff everything in there and not even use a wristlet! Where is the pocket equality?! It’s 2016!

  3. May 31, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Gryffindor, yay for the Harry Potter reference lol.

    We did a remembrance run Monday morning then pretty much relaxed the rest of the day. We head up north this week so we will have a pretty crazy week.

    • Kristina
      May 31, 2016 / 1:32 pm

      Ohhh how exciting that you’re heading up this week!

      Hahah yes as soon as I saw the gold and maroon I knew which one I wanted! 🙂

  4. May 31, 2016 / 9:34 am

    I did a whole lot of nothing yesterday. It was our first hot weekend of the year, so after being active on Sat/Sun and the heat finally catching up to me Sunday night, it was nice to take it easy on Monday. I did get a lot of blog writing done, if that counts as being productive!

    I use a wristlet because I HATE purses. I hate lugging them around everywhere and I hate how they become so full of junk. Ugh.

    • Kristina
      May 31, 2016 / 1:34 pm

      Advanced blog writing DEFINITELY counts as being productive! I think some non-bloggers believe writing up a post takes five minutes and zero thought but even my simple posts take a good hour to write and select photos for!

      I’m so with you on the junk part! When I was younger I used to switch my purse every day to match my outfit which helped me keep my bag decluttered, but these days I use the same purse for weeks on end and it ends up with EVERYTHING but the kitchen sink in it!

  5. Susan
    May 31, 2016 / 11:33 am

    I love that wristlet. I carry a big bag into work each day but when I go out, I throw my phone, my $$, credit cards and a lipstick into my wristlet–works so great! Your day sounds great. We were busy from bell to bell on Monday–run, hike, BBQ x 2. By the time 8 pm rolled around I was exhausted but it was so fun and worth it.

    • Kristina
      May 31, 2016 / 1:37 pm

      Same, I love switching to the wristlet! I could probably use it all the time, I’m sure my purse is just filled with junk, but it feels more adult like to have a big purse …. hahha!

      • Susan
        June 2, 2016 / 1:15 pm

        My big work bag is filled w/ food. Gotta keep the blood sugar up while at work!

  6. May 31, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    I like the case!
    I have a rule when we come home from the gym- nobody touches anything lol Peel off the clothes and straight to the shower! Kenny always teases he is going to sit in my spot. I usually wash the water bottles while he showers then I jump in lol

    • Kristina
      May 31, 2016 / 1:38 pm

      Hahahah that’s a good rule to have! I try to live by that rule too, but yesterday I went bananas and just sat down! After my workout ended I had waited around for Adam for a little bit so I felt “dry” even though that just means the sweat had dried on me! I should go home and Fabreeze the couch!

  7. June 1, 2016 / 8:31 am

    I love that Gryffindor themed phone case!! I’m a reluctant Gryffindor… have been sorted into it twice, but in my hear I’m a Ravenclaw.

    I think I have that exact same wristlet, very cute!

    • Kristina
      June 1, 2016 / 3:52 pm

      I am the exact opposite! I’ve been sorted into RavenClaw but I’m totally a Gryffindor at heart!