Would You Rather
- Get up, get dressed, put on winter coat, put on gloves, find car keys, go outside, drive, park, walk in freezing cold, communicate with other humans, exercise, walk in freezing cold, drive, park, walk inside.
- Get up, get dressed, walk down a flight of stairs, go.
Clearly having a gym inside the building where you sleep is a clear winner. Sometimes I do love going to the gym and the motivation of other people and group exercise, but most of the time I’d rather just do my own thing and break a sweat in private. Whenever we do buy our next house, I hope it will have space where we can buy a piece of cardio equipment and get the best of both worlds. I think also whenever I have children this will be key.
Matt and I decided after debating about 5 different options that using the hotel gym would be the best decision this morning (other options included going to the Y at 6AM when it opened or going to the Y before going out to dinner).
We were right – I got in a great workout. 26 minutes on the treadmill, 2.26 miles. See a theme there!? I walked .66 miles and then ran 1.44 and walked in the last bit. I’m finding it hard to run here! Not sure if it’s elevation, the two times I’ve tried on treadmills or just getting outta the habit. I also tried out a stairstepper from the 80s so Matt could use the treadmill (what I dumb machine!) and did 5 vinyasa flows of sun A and sun B.
While I showered, Matt made HOT oatmeal in our microwave!! [Yes, I have told people to never, ever make oats in the microwave but this was a dire circumstance!] It was actually quite amazing. I think the key was still using rolled oats and not instant so they kept their texture.
In each bowl:
- 2/3 cup muesli
- 1/3 cup milk [*no water!]
- 1 whole super ripe brown banana, sliced
Microwaved for a total of 5 minutes on high with several pauses for stirring.
- Crunchy Buckwheat Granola
- Trail mix
- A huge spoon of peanut butter
It was DELISH and should keep us nice and satisfied through lunch.
Boy do my Decaf Starbucks Vias really help with the coffee issue!
And I can’t believe I didn’t notice the incorrect year on our mugs! No one did!
1.75 days of training left to go. It appears that our warm front is over and snow is expected today and tonight. Hope that doesn’t impair our travel on Wednesday evening…