Base Week 2

What a week. It was week one of five that I’ll be traveling for work. For me, this was one of the hardest weeks, not only knowing how busy I’d be, but I had a three hour time change in my day. Talk about sleep deprivation. I spent most of the week in Vegas for the PPAI show, and there was barely any spare time. Luckily I did better than I had expected during a travel week and feel great with how the week went.

Monday was my Body Fusion class, and I was definitely glad I kept up with the class. I feel like I’m getting stronger, and have seen a little bit of definition in my back and arms. I can’t wait to see how well this class will help me this year!

Left: Before Body Fusion, Right: Two Weeks of Body Fusion

Left: Before Body Fusion, Right: Two Weeks of Body Fusion

Tuesday, I headed to Vegas and somehow ended up with two hours of free time. I took advantage of it and ran the Vegas strip! My boss joined me, and thankfully I felt a lot safer than had I ran by myself. I forgot how dry the air was, so it was a little tough, but it was great to stretch my legs after a long day.

Run the Vegas Strip, check!

Run the Vegas Strip, check!

Wednesday, I only had time for two miles on the treadmill, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have lasted any longer. With my iPod at home, and being rushed between the show and dinner, I struggled to stay focused. I forgot how much I dislike the treadmill, but I was glad to get a short run in.

Monday: Body Fusion Class – 30 minutes of lifting/abs/squats & 30 minutes of yoga

Tuesday: 3 Miles

Wednesday: 2 Miles

Thursday: Off

Friday: Off

Saturday: 4.5 Miles

Sunday: 5 Miles

Total Miles: 14.5 Miles

I made it back home on Friday night, but didn’t have any major plans for my weekend runs. I did 4.5 miles on Saturday in honor of #megsmiles. I got lost in the run and reflected on how fortunate I am to be able to run and how amazing the running community is. My pace dipped down to the low 9:00s and under for the last half mile. It felt good to be back to my old pace, but it felt better to have the honor to run for someone who couldn’t.

Sunday I wasn’t really feeling my run prior to the start of it. I still had some jet lag, so I was exhausted, but I also had to drive to Detroit that night, so I kept thinking about my giant list of things that needed to be done. I started with the intent of running just three miles, but the first 1.5 felt a lot better than I had expected. I ran a new route and had the wind at my back to push me along. Unfortunately the wind started to pick up and was coming at me from all directions. My pace ranged from 9:10-10:05, but I tried to keep it at 9:30. On the way back home, I took detours along every road I found that I had never ran. The miles flew by and I even found some short cuts through town to cut out traffic when it gets busy. Despite a brief moment of tired legs, I felt good and was excited to get some decent miles in back to back after a long week on my feet.

So week one of five travel weeks is complete and I’m glad I was able to get in as much as I could with small windows of time to workout. Thankfully this next week I’ll have more time to run and travel days fall during regular work hours.

 

Did you run for #megsmiles? How do you get your workouts in when you travel? Have you ever run the Vegas Strip?

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