Friday, January 6, 2012

HBD to me and the Olympics

After a long day of travel and shopping we arrived at the Abbey Resort last night. The hotel restaurant is arguably the worst food you've ever eaten in your whole life. (I've been watching a lot of "Kitchen Nightmares" lately and am seriously considering nominating this place.) I was exhausted after dinner so we just hung out in the hot tub and went to bed early.

Since today is my birthday (I turn 28), I woke up to some Facebook notifications and a phone call from my brother. So far it has been a great day and most of my gifts have been running related! I got a new pair of Nike running tights that I'm really looking forward to testing out for the race tomorrow. Considering it is unseasonably warm, I'm glad I brought 5 different running outfits (which is more than regular outfits I packed). Everyone here thinks I'm crazy to run while on vacation, but I think of it as a new adventure. All of the trips I've taken in 2011 involved a run of some sort, whether on the treadmill or outside. Atlanta was way hillier than I expected, and the elevation in Denver didn't affect me as much as everyone made it out to be. And Santa Rosa, CA is beautiful any time of year, period.

What are your thoughts on running while on vacation? Or, what does your spouse/family think of your vacation workout habits?

I've been catching up on the latest issue of Runners World and am totally pumped up for the Olympic trials. The article on Des Davilla has me ready and raring to go. I've been reading up on all the different athletes and the female race sounds super competitive and exciting! Sorry Toph, I'm calling first dibs on the big TV on January 14! Are you all as excited as me? Who will you be cheering for?

For some reason I can't figure out how to upload images in blogger on my iPad so I apologize for the picture-less post :(


  1. Vera once told me that the best way to explore a new place is by running around it! So now I LOVE running while on vacation. Plus I just love running in general, so why WOULDN'T I keep doing something I love while on vacation? It's all about enjoying yourself and that's what I enjoy!

    I would like to hear more about this terrible food. Just how terrible was it? I would like some specifics.

  2. I agree with you, totally!

    Everyone's French fries were cold, buttered noodles were served with an inch of butter pooled at the bottom and served ice cold, the grilled vegetables were super slimy and inedible. Everyone was disappointed in their meal... Everyone of our 20+ group. Disgusting!!

  3. Happy belated birthday!

    I think everyone thinks I am crazy to work out as much as I do, period, but I try to during vacation, and feel like I have so much more time. Everyone just puts up with it now ;)

    I am pumped about the trials this weekend too!!!

  4. Thanks! I hope in time they will understand (probably not). Haha! So excited!