I am proud to say that I have longer arms than an adult female Orangutan. Life goal accomplished.
We took Brooke up to SLC to go to the Hogle Zoo and I think she kind of liked it.
This age could not get any more fun.
While we were up north for the zoo we were forced to go to Trader Joe’s. Brooke and I have a TJ’s tradition: We ALWAYS get a chocolate milk and split it for the car ride home (their chocolate milk tastes like a milkshake). If I could choose one store to move next door (or in) to my house, it would be TJ’s.
Speaking of Trader Joe’s, I bought this seasoning there and I put it on absolutely everything (especially my chicken and eggs).
Fast forward until Brooke went down to bed for the night and then it was time for me to party hard.
Cycle/Tone (we do weights for a few of the songs and also some squats off of the bike) class at the gym with one of my absolute favorite spin instructors. We started teaching together at the same time (ummmm 7 years ago, I really should start up again, I miss it dearly) and it felt so good to be back together again.
Post-spin-endorphin-high. Sara and I are doing one night a week together at the gym so that we can pretend we are being productive at night once in a while.
On the drive home I was passing a froyo establishment and really, I just had to pull over and do the right thing.
Random—> How we have trained Brooke to take her ear infection medicine without fussing. She first gives a little to her baby doll and then she realizes if her doll can do it then she can too.
Brooks sent some awesome tips to use to help you fit in your runs when you are traveling because it is time for summer vacations to start!
- Get out the door in the morning before your day starts. When you are on the road, your schedule can often be unpredictable, by running in the morning you guarantee getting your run in and it energizes you for the rest of the day.
- Use your run as a sightseeing opportunity. Running is a great way to see a new place and the run becomes an adventure vs. just exercise.
- Pack fast drying apparel, made of synthetic fibers. Because you won’t be able to do laundry on the road, you want your gear to dry before you have to pack it back into your suitcase. Also, a plastic bag to wrap around your shoes is helpful to keep dirt and smell away from the rest of your belongings.
- Connect with a local running store for advice on routes. They also may have running groups that leave from their store which will provide you with running buddies. If crunched for time, the hotel concierge is also a great resource. Many have pocket-sized maps with recommended running routes, making it simple to get in a good run right out the front door.
- To keep your legs fresh, wear compression socks on the airplane. This helps maintain blood flow and your legs will feel better on your run.
#2 is my favorite… running is by far the greatest way to explore a new city.
Are you a vacation runner or do you prefer to take time off from running/working out when you are on vacation?
Any summer vacations planned for you yet? Where to?
When you go to group exercise classes do you tend to set up in the front, back or middle of the class?
Spin class people—> How often do you take a spin class?