I’m home from Memphis as of 1 o’clock this morning. Yesterday was a long and exhausting day to get home! Still, Memphis was lovely and the people were so nice. I also enjoyed getting to hear Southern accents again after years up here in Nebraska. 🙂 Even though yesterday was a long day of travel, I did get to spend a couple of hours listening to live music in the BB King Cafe before leaving, which was a great way to finish up the trip!
Despite the travel, my workouts turned out pretty well for the week. I only had one missed workout and I got to run along the Mississippi River – not too shabby!
Monday 3 easy miles
Tuesday Another easy 3 miles (love that the weather cooperates enough to do this outside!)
Wednesday I woke up crazy early to get to Memphis and got in lots of airport walking, plus 8 miles on the treadmill when I got to my hotel like I talked about here. I’ll be honest and say that I never completely recovered my food choices. Ugh – I’m feeling it and glad to be back to normal food now that I’m home.
Thursday Rest, but mostly conferencing all day. All of that talking to people definitely counts as a workout for this introvert!
Friday I did 4 X 4 minute intervals on the treadmill at zone 3-4, totaling 3 miles. I love the feeling of a good interval workout.
Saturday I headed out to run along the river, figuring it would be quiet and safe early in the morning. My Garmin wasn’t charged (boo!) so I just went 40 minutes and figured that got me close to my target of 3 miles. The lights were still on along Beale Street as the sun came up.
Sunday Thwarted by the hotel treadmill! We were in Helena with my husband’s family and the treadmill at our hotel was broken, so no tempo run. I did get in some time on the elliptical instead. I am just NO good at the elliptical! I am so uncoordinated and it feels like ten times the work of a run.
All in all, 20 miles running, lots of yummy but way too indulgent food, family time and finally safely getting back home to normal life. Whew! I’m grateful for safe travels and hush puppies. 🙂 My good deed was taking a picture at my hotel of a man and his nephew, who happened to be a NBA player staying in the hotel while his team played the Grizzlies. It was hard to get all of that guy into the frame! My NSV is the fact that I woke up today and got back to normal eating after a weekend where I feel ugh. It’s so tempting to just keep eating unhealthy things when you know you’ve had a string of bad choices. Not today! I’ve had a good breakfast and lunch and know that with a few days of good choices behind me, I’ll feel much better.
Besides my workout today, I’ll definitely get lots of steps in doing laundry for all three of us after traveling and getting everything unpacked. I did nothing last night because I got home at 1:30 am, so that means lots of catching up tonight.
Do you feel like you need another weekend to catch up when you spend a weekend away from home?