Checking in from the beach! – Christie O


July 28, 2010 By christieo

I don’t have a scale here on vacation at the beach, but I do have wireless! Priorities, priorities…

It’s definitely a good thing that there is no scale here (ok, actually to be honest there is one, but it’s in the workout room and I don’t think people would appreciate me doing the nekky just so I can weigh-in, and I totally can’t include my clothing in the weigh-in, I just can’t have that on my conscience — I mean, how do I know how much extra that is?? I have to be accurate!) Anyway, I have not been on my best behavior nutritionally, what with my delicious sangria that I have currently soaking in the fridge and the fudge shoppe we visited last night. But I have actually worked out while I’ve been here.

And this is breaking news.

Because up until this point, I had no problem blowing off a workout in previous vacations. None whatsoever. In fact, I never even considered working out on vacation. IT’S VACATION! VACATION FROM EVERYTHING!! However, I can’t in good conscience have a great training plan by a wonderful and all-knowing Coach Joe and just blow off a training session. I just can’t! So I did my intervals last night on the rickety treadmill in the workout room (the only treadmill in the whole place) and this morning I did my 6 mile run with my husband which was, in short, brutal. The heat right now is ridiculous. I feel like it took us a hundredty hours to run these 6 miles but whatever, we did it.  We brought our bikes, so we will get a ride in tomorrow morning, we found a community pool nearby so we can do our laps on Friday morning and then Saturday I leave before everyone else at 3:30 a.m. because I have a sprint triathlon to drive back for! Squee! Then the next day is an 8 mile run.

Boy oh boy we’re moving quickly. I can’t even think about it, I just gotta do it. The end.

So, on the workout front, I’m doin’ it. I’m fittin it in, we’re thinking outside the box here on vacation and we’re gettin ‘er done.

It’ll be interesting to see what the scale reads next week! Can’t wait for the new challenge to start, how bout you?!