Working out while on VACATION!!

Wow I am a big blog slacker. Sorry fans. ha ha I crack myself up, but seriously one of my New Year’s resolutions is to update the running blog at least once a week. (Lets face it this is pretty much my personal blog too, but I will try to keep it mostly about running since that is basically my life.) Part of the reason for my recent blog slacking was my fabulous vacation to the Bay Area of California. (more on that in a minute). But first things first……………………..MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! I love Christmas season and especially the spirit of giving. This year for Christmas I am working. I thought it would be terrible but really it isn’t too bad. Only an hour left to go and it is truly amazing to me to see how great of attitudes everyone working today has. There are a ton of people working at the Hospital today and everyone truly is dedicated to what we work for….Patient care and healing for life.

So onto the original topic of working out while on Vacation. I often find it incredibly difficult to work out while vacationing with my family. A-Vacation=let yourself go, eat whatever you want, go crazy! B-Where am I suppose to workout? C-I don’t have time to workout there is too much fun to be had……..Well this vacation I was bound to throw my excuses out the window and get a couple of good runs in. So here is how it went.

  • Day 1……..Stomache Flu…YUCK!! I did my best to compose myself, stay afloat and attend the wedding. (The stomache flu went through everyone in my family and my cousins….not cool at all.)
  • Day 2……..Feeling better but raining like crazy outside………somehow managed to get in 2 miles in my Aunts gym while talking and playing with my 8 year old cousin Anna.
  • Day 3…….Determined to run……..alarm clock set……..up earlier and off I went for a fabulous little 5k. (I was somewhat afraid to go to far not knowing the area to well.)
  • Day 4…….running outside yesterday was SOOO fun I want to do it again…….5 mile run in wonderful 58 degree weather around my Aunts beatiful neighborhood.

So Overall I managed to get 10 miles in on a 4 day vacation plus all the walking we did in San Fran. (This mileage is simply pathetic when I am used to running 8 miles a day, but for a vacation…I WILL TAKE IT!)

I am realizing that this blog has basically no point but I guess I just wanted to express that I feel so much better when I am able to sneak a little bit of exercise in on vacations. Now enjoy some pictures and captions from my trip. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. I absolutely love San Fran. I love all the crazy people, I love the shops, and I love the scenery.

Lumbar Street. This street is a true example of what the roads are like all over San Francisco. Straight up and down. So crazy!

My nephew James first flight. This little baby seriously rocks. He was so good the entire trip and it was funny to see how many tourists were completely entrigued by him. I had such a fabulous and much needed little vacation with my awesome family. It was so fun to just relax, watch movies, play games, eat delicious food, and visit with my awesome family!