Friday Five: Five Places I’d Like to Workout

Five Places I'd Like To Workout

Today’s Friday Five has to do with our 5 Places I’d Like To Workout.  

This link up is sponsored by Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DCCynthia from You Signed Up For What? and Mar from Mar on the Run!  Their fitness and running blogs are amazing so make sure you head on over and check them out.

First let me say I love to travel and wish I did more of it.  Matter of fact, I think I will make time to do more of it.  🙂

1.  Bahamas – Hands down this is one of my most favorite vacation spots and when I went there a few years ago I did workout in the gym that was connected to the spa.  Read all about the spa here.  They had basic gym equipment but you got to overlook the ocean and the green grass and trees.  It wasn’t your typical workout scene.  

2.  The beach – I’ve seen pictures of folks doing it in magazines and the movies and have always wanted to run/workout on the beach.  Later for the sand – I’m not worried about a little sand in my shorts.  LOL.

3.  Dominican Republic – Yeah I’m all over the place with this post but I totally enjoyed the Dominican Republic and would love to workout there.  Perhaps do a destination race or something.  The weather was perfect, not too hot or muggy and the people were awesome.  Some of the nicest people in the world.  And it appeared to be relatively flat terrain so a runcation there would be perfect.

4.  Disney World – I keep hearing about all of these races and fitness events that happen there but clearly it doesn’t happen when I’m there visiting with my kids.  It sounds like fun since Disney is the KING of fun.  I love looking at pictures of my friends at these fitness events there and would love to participate in some myself so I can dress up in a tutu and sprinkle fairy dust on people as I do squats.  Told ya they have FUN!

5.  Near my mom – That way we could work out together and I can motivate her to keep moving.  She does a fine job on her own with her neighborhood friends but I think I am just what she needs for an extra push.

These are my top 5 places to workout and I hope I get to do most of them very soon (within the next 18 months).  

What are the 5 places you’d like to workout/run?

DC Trifecta

DC Trifecta

19 Replies to "Friday Five: Five Places I'd Like to Workout"

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    Meranda May 23, 2014 (7:04 am)

    What aa great list. I just visited the beach this week and was debating if I wanted to bring my yoga mat so I could do some moves. I decided against it!

    Disney of course is amazing!
    My mom is always a huge motivated for me too! Happy friday!
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      Diatta
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      May 23, 2014 (7:38 am)

      One day I will run and do yoga on the beach. Lol

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    Deborah
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    May 23, 2014 (7:39 am)

    Disney races are always on my radar too. I need to get there before my kids get too old to want to go back. Beach running is hard but beautiful. Hope you make it to some of your dream places!
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    Mar
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    May 23, 2014 (9:40 am)

    Definitely anywhere there is a beach!! I’m with you on that one.
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    Janelle
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    May 23, 2014 (11:34 am)

    I’m going to be going to Jamaica for this first time this summer, I’m hoping that I’ll be able to run on the beach while I’m there!
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      Diatta
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      May 23, 2014 (11:35 am)

      I am so jealous Janelle. Jamaica is a perfect vacation.

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    Eat Pray Run, DC
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    May 23, 2014 (12:11 pm)

    Yes to the beach – although depending on the sand, I prefer running NEAR the beach than ON the beach 🙂 And Disney is a must!
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    Kels May 23, 2014 (12:22 pm)

    I like all your places but I’ll tell ya now running on the beach is way harder then the movies make it look haha. Of course wet/hard sand is the way to go and I’m sure you’d rock it unlike me lol
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      Diatta
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      May 23, 2014 (12:31 pm)

      I need that extra resistance. lol

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    John
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    May 23, 2014 (12:35 pm)

    Can’t go wrong with the beach and tropics. Definitely good choices. I’m also partial to Disney myself, and they’ve added a cross fit competition to go with all their races as well now.
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    Michele
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    May 23, 2014 (1:19 pm)

    I love working out near the water. My heart will always be on a coast somewhere! So cool that you would exercise with your mom. My mom does a good job at walking, but I couldn’t do much more than that with her.
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      Diatta
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      May 23, 2014 (2:08 pm)

      My mom lost over 20 lbs from walking so she definitely gets it in. Plus where she lives there’s a lot of hills. Water is just beautiful so if I could run around Annapolis or DC near the water – I would be GOOD!

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    Karen May 23, 2014 (1:56 pm)

    Hey Diatta,
    Fellow SPA stopping by to check out your Friday Five! Great list! I have a few beautiful beach spots that I included on my list this week for their amazing views. See what you think! I’m always looking for a destination running buddy!!
    Have a great weekend,
    Karen
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      Diatta
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      May 23, 2014 (2:08 pm)

      Thanks Karen – I will definitely check it out ASAP!

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    jill conyers
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    May 23, 2014 (8:27 pm)

    I would love to run in Greece, Hawaii, Zion National Forest and Italy. Any of those places would be amazing to run!
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      Diatta
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      May 23, 2014 (8:52 pm)

      All of those places sound gorgeous!

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    Cynthia
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    May 24, 2014 (3:07 pm)

    I did my first Disneyworld race this year (well 2 in one weekend) and definitely not my last! I can’t afford to do that every year but it was SO fun!!!
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      Diatta
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      May 24, 2014 (3:11 pm)

      I read about your twofer!!! Very exciting.

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    Clarinda May 25, 2014 (12:13 pm)

    I did some yoga on the beach a couple weekends ago. It was awesome. 🙂 I would definitely recommend it.
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