I can’t believe it’s been 6 days since i’ve been around. Everything has really just run together. I am so terribly exhausted. I went to bed really late every night and woke up at my usual work time everyday. Plus, I haven’t been feeling bad persay, but my allergies have been killer and my apparent “health non-issue according to my stupid Dr” is worse than ever. In fact, I am trying a dairy elimination while on vacation to see if that is part of the issue.
So I did my long last Friday, so that kind of changed my schedule. First thing I noticed when I checked into my hotel, was that the gym sucked. AGAIN. So I called the front desk, because the book said that other arrangements could be made. Well they no longer have a contract anywhere. So during my lunch break on Saturday, I went to what was possibly the nicest 24 hour fitness ever (in Keller) and got a guest trial pass. He’d only give me 4 days, but that was ok, because that’s all I needed. I lifted weights there Sunday and Tuesday mornings before work and did cross there on Monday morning. Saturday morning I did active rest by walking on the treadmill at the hotel on incline
(the only time I used their gym). Because i’d run last Friday, went to work, and then traveled, I was a bit tight. So the walking came in handy. Tuesday night I ran at Trinity Trails before dinner at Love Shack. Wednesday I ran my mid-week long there before I hit the road (showered at a Gold’s in Crowley). Worked out ok. Today was a DOR, and I SO needed it. Tomorrow is my long since we have to be at the airport on Saturday at the time i’d usually be running and I didn’t want to push it back to Sunday, because that never ends well. Hopefully I can get rested enough for this run, because as of right now, I can barely function I am so tired. I just did an epsom soak and trying to unwind.
Hopefully I can recover a bit tomorrow, although it’s a hectic day off of work, because I can barely function right now. I watched 0 tv while I was gone, I read 0 blogs, I went out 1 time on the first night (the Rangers got their butts kicked, which sucked), I ate 0 sit-down meals (other than the first and last nights). Training was long and I had homework that took up almost all of my free time. The only reason I read emails is because of my Blackberry.
I stayed at an extended stay hotel, so I made parts of breakfasts (parts were from Starbucks), most of my snacks, and 1 dinner (I wanted something I couldn’t buy at a restaurant). Everything else was takeout from sit-down places (Central Market fish, BBQ, steak, Love Shack sandwich, an awesome veggie burger the first night from Spiral Vegetarian Diner, etc). I went to WW on Monday and I maintained perfectly. Proof you can totally be out of your element, eat out almost everything for 2 weeks straight, and still stay on track. Hopefully next week on vacation will be more of the same for me. Sometimes I do better when I have to eat out, although I get sick of it after a while.
Honestly if Central Market (in Southlake) and Spiral Diner(way on other side of FW) weren’t such a haul, I probably would have eaten at both places more. I wish I had a Central Market near me. There are 2 in Austin and for some reason they are both pretty far south. It’s a bummer, I like lunching there and like it more than Whole Foods for food. The tuna I had there the other day was out of this world! And I had to have Love Shack. I ADORE their Love Bird sandwich and their Anasazi beans. Probably a good thing there are only 2 locations and they are both in FW, lol!
I ate some good food, majority of it stuff that I would have normally eaten. Maybe one day soon i’ll dedicate a daily blog to my takes on eating out BBQ.
I’m off to get ready for bed. Hopefully I have a good run to report tomorrow! (although my Garmin ANT agent finally broke completely, so I can’t upload). Ordered a new one, but won’t be here til Sept 12. I dont need the ANT though to tell me how the run went, but it’s good feedback.