In six days my family and I will be making the 1398 mile trek from Texas to Pennsylvania.
Luckily we’re flying! haha I shouldn’t be laughing because this will probably be one of the last times we fly home. It is so expensive for five people to fly and then rent a car when we get there etc. etc. Who knows what the future holds, but 23 hours driving in a car sounds no beuno to me.
While I’m away in Pittsburgh visiting friends and family I’m really worried about my marathon training suffering. I’m usually pretty good about fitting in my workouts, but I know I’m going to find it pretty easy to make excuses as to why I can’t workout. Once I fall off the wagon, it’s hard to get back on.
So I’m here now to tell you… I WILL NOT SKIP MY WORKOUTS! Especially since 4th of July festivities means lots of good food.
Who am I kidding, the whole trip is pretty much going to mean eating all the foods I miss eating in Pittsburgh!
Anyway, here is what my training plan looks like while I’m out of town.
- Saturday 2nd 2 miles (friendly frolic family fun run)
- Sunday 3rd
10 miles Monday 4th 65 minutes cross and strength Tuesday 5th 4 miles Wednesday 6th 35 cross and strength Thursday 7th 5 miles Friday 8th body pump Saturday 9th sprint triathlon Sunday 10th rest Monday 11th 70 minutes cross and strength Tuesday 12th 4 miles Wednesday 13th 40 minutes cross and strength Thursday 14th 6 miles Friday 15th Body Pump Saturday 16th 12 miles Sunday 17th Rest
After the 9th of July we will be leaving Pittsburgh and heading to George’s parents. They live in a small town in central Pennsylvania where there is basically NOTHING to do. His parents don’t even have internet *gasp*. So I know I’ll be looking for things to do while we are there and fitting in my workouts shouldn’t be a problem.
I also have the cooler weather to look forward to AND a change in running scenery. I’ve looked into reciprocating my membership at the YMCA and I know I’ll be able to do so while I’m at George’s parents. I just need to check into the Pittsburgh YMCA. I’m hoping all these things will help me get out there and just do it. NO EXCUSES.
What do you do to stay on track while you’re on vacation? I’d appreciate any advice y’all have!