I traveled again this past week. Unfortunately, the hotels were not in areas safe for runners (no sidewalks, close to interstates.) I was definitely doing what I possibly could get in. At one point I worked out in my hotel room. (Thanks, Amazon Prime, for the 6 week 6 pack workout!)
Tuesday – A lot of driving (Atlanta to Greenville to Charlotte.) When we arrived in Charlotte, I got a workout done in my room. I did the Six Week Six Pack workout (by Jillian Michaels) while watching it on my laptop. It was amazing!
Wednesday – 3 miles on an elliptical. One treadmill was broken, and the other was in use. I really had to push to get this workout in (the room was like a sauna.)
Thursday – 30 minutes on the treadmill. Again, hot room. But at least I got a run in.
Friday – I mowed our lawn in about an hour. If you know our yard, you know what an accomplishment this was.
Saturday – Four miles in my neighborhood. One mile walk with the family.
Sunday – Five miles in the intense heat (82 degrees) with my friend Melissa. It was not my fastest run, and it was SO hot. Glad I even got 5 miles in.
Monday – 3.3 miles during lunch. I thought it was going to rain (it was sprinkling in the morning) but the clouds cleared and I set off. I even tackled the long uphill that I was determined to run without stopping before the end of the semester. And I totally ran it (slow). Made my day. And my legs hurt. Oh, but I saw the baby horse again! He says hello.
So, positives of the week….I streamed a workout on my laptop and was able to exercise in the comfort of my hotel room. And on Saturday I set out to run 3 miles, and ended up running 4. Go, me! I wish I had run longer on Sunday, but it wasn’t possible to run before church and the weather was working against me. Oh and I got an outside run during lunch on Monday! Score!!
I have a 7-miler tentatively planned for this weekend. I really need to build my mileage (kind of quickly!) before my half marathon in just 5.5 weeks. Eek!
Have you gone on a workout adventure recently? Or had to improvise with your workouts?