Morning, morning! I can’t get over how much today feels like Monday. I have to keep reminding myself that I’m training Tuesday clients today, not Monday!
Although I took yesterday off for the most part, I still trained a couple clients and got in my own workout as well, in the form of a 5 mile run on the treadmill. This was my first treadmill run in a couple months, but unless I wanted to wake up and run at like, 6 on a day off, to avoid the heat – which I most certainly do not – it was too hot out to run outside.
Plus, I watched Bethenney Frankel, the loveable crazy train, while running along.
She may be a bit insane, but I love her.
Unfortunately, toward the second half of my run, my hip began to bother me, and it lasted until I went to bed last night. So, I may be taking a few days off running Luckily, this also falls around the same time I’m going to be “resting” a bit.
Actually, this is a good time to discuss something that I decided on regarding exercise and my upcoming vacation to Colorado.
Exercise & Vacation
I am a firm believer of thoroughly enjoying life, while being as healthy as I can. This means to cut myself a little slack on vacation. It makes me a little sad to see/hear about people going to the hotel/resort gym every.single.day of one’s vacation. Vacations are meant to be enjoyed.
Sure, I used the treadmill a few times on my last vacation, but it was just that – a few times – and I never went when I didn’t feel it. Unless I’m going on a 2+ week vacation (which…I usually don’t) I don’t feel the need to keep up a regular exercise regimen.
I even tell clients not to feel like they have to keep up they’re scheduled workouts while on vacation. I do, however, also tell them not to go crazy and eat everything, and to look for ways to be active and enjoy themselves – like walking the beach, hiking, etc.
So, while Shane and I are in Colorado, I plan on doing no formal exercise. Zero. Nil. Zilch. Unless for some reason, I feel compelled to go for a run or take a yoga class, I’m leaving my exercise schedule at home. Besides, we’re going to be active enough with our daily hiking plans and venturing our way up this mountain range:
Along with leaving my regularly scheduled workouts at home, I also plan to leave my regularly scheduled blogging at home. I do plan on blogging a bit while there, if for nothing else than to document our vacation. I love going back and reading my posts I wrote during our Dominican Republic vacation, just to relive it again However, I have several posts – mostly fitness-y things and workouts – to go up while I’m MIA, too.
And I just realized we leave in two days and I have yet to start packing. Erm, yoga may be replaced with getting started on that today….
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get back to rest of our Memorial Day.
Aside from training clients, it was a pretty relaxing day. I packed a bit, cleaned a bit, and just chilled for a bit. Around happy hour time (which is quite redundant, isn’t it?) Shane and I grabbed a couple cocktails and met in the kitchen.
In the summer, I always switch from red wines like malbecs and cabernets to whites, like chardonnay and pinot grigio. However, when it’s Africa hot, I have to take it to the next level:
Sometimes it’s even too hot for white wine, which is when I bust out the soda water and make wine spritzers. Next to gin and tonics/soda, they’re the most refreshing summer drink.
Bonus – you feel like you’re drinking the same amount, but ingesting half the alcohol and cals!
I also made a silly little video for my youtube site before Shane and I headed out for Mexican food last night:
Have a great
So tell me, what’s your favorite dog-days of summer cocktail?