Having Fun Working Out At Magical Locations

You know what? You are the most amazing bunch of people I’ve ever met. I am totally smitten by your outpouring love, support and continuous encouragement. I am truly blessed to have you all in my life. I wish I had words to express how loved I feel. Thank you!

you are the best


Maybe you remember, last weekend I wanted to go hiking with my family. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen because it was raining quite a bit on Friday and my hubby’s heel didn’t feel up to par. Being a creative lady I am *right?!*, I convinced him to at least go check out a park nearby: to spend some time outside and treat Bella to a nice long walk. I accidentally came across it last year when I was planning a running route. It is only about 5 km away from our home. However, back then, 10 km run wasn’t realistic, so I forgot all about it… well… until now that is!


I am so so soooo glad we went there! Not only it was a fun, relaxing and refreshing outing with my two loves, we were blown away by the natural beauty of the park.

parc de la cité

Look who else we saw there!

geese at parc de la cité

Aren’t those little things ADORABLE?! *I’m pretty sure it’s a proud papa-goose on a lookout there haha!*

What I found pretty awesome is a great variety of training stations such as pull-up bars, benches of various sizes for jumping, and even a climbing rope evenly spaced out in the park. It’s a PERFECT place to train for the Spartan Race! *It was meant to be! It also happens to be a magical location where my first 15 km run took place last Sunday.*

pull up bars at parc de la cité

Speaking of fun workouts suitable for this location! That’s what is awaiting for me later on today.

Dynamic Warm-Up


Run 2 miles to warm up

25 push-ups
25 squats
20 mountain climbers

Run 1/2 mile at high intensity, but pace yourself so you don’t have to walk

10 squat jumps
50-yard lunge walk
10 lunge jumps
20 flutter kicks
10 side-to-side hops

Run 1 mile at high intensity

25 push-ups
25 squats
20 mountain climbers

Run 1/2 mile at high intensity

10 squat jumps
50-yard lunge walk
10 lunge jumps
20 flutter kicks
10 side-to-side hops

Run 1 mile to cool down.

AB 500 as a part of the Spartan 30-day sit-up challenge

have fun working out


What is your ‘magical’ location for the most fun workouts?



Filed under Cross-training, Fitness, Health

15 responses to “Having Fun Working Out At Magical Locations

  1. O my goodness, great minds think a like. You must go see my post today. It is so similar!
    Ps. I think you forgot the pic of the goose ( or maybe it just didn’t load on my screen).
    Have a great day!

  2. absgoldberg

    That park looks freaking awesome! I get really excited whenever I see pull-up bars at a park, I’m glad you found such a cool place for Spartan training.

  3. Awesome that you guys got out – I loved the stairs picture! And I really like those exercise station parks – we have one along a walking path my wife and I will occasionally use that is around the local tennis courts. It makes for fun times because you can use them as adults as well as kids. Of course our kids are bigger than us now, but still … 🙂

  4. That parks looks beautiful. I am like you, I get so excited when I find new fun places like this!

    • So true, I could barely contain my excitement. I was also over the phone with my parents. So I would tell them to hold on, snap a picture with my phone and send it to them right away 🙂 My dad approved haha! 😀

  5. I love the art work. I used to live by a park that had the strength training equipment, I thought it was so cool and such a good idea!

  6. I am still obsessed with those stairs. Truly, truly magical. We have some pretty cool street art in Chicago, but it is a little… creepy? Not in a gang since, it just isn’t my taste, I guess. I would love to go to Europe again but this time to explore the street art in Berlin and such!

  7. Looks like a great park! Beautiful!!

  8. runawaybridalplanner

    That park does look really great and beautiful:)
    In the summers my magical running location is up in the mountains, I have this 18 mile loop I do through campgrounds and trails and I like to do it in the morning before any campers are up, and the wildlife are out, and it is my magical place:)

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