I am back from my amazing vacation!
We were lucky to avoid Hurricane Irene, and have absolutely gorgeous weather for 95% of the trip, which resulted in some beautiful beach days, shopping, and relaxing days at sea. We made some new friends, and enjoyed the time relaxing together.
My plan to workout religiously did not go as planned. While days at sea are perfect for getting a workout in, the days at port, we wanted to get out & explore the islands, which left little time (or desire) for the gym. I did manage to getting a little triathlon & running work in....
I had a killer treadmill long run last Sunday in San Juan at our hotel
I did a little recumbent biking since the spin bikes were full. And lastly, I even practiced some open water swimming!
Ok, it may have involved a life vest & a snorkel, but I was out there in the open water. I even did a few good strokes for practice.
I attempted another run on the outdoor track our last day at sea, but the heat & heavy winds (practically blowing me over), had me head inside after 2 miles, then at 3 I was bored to death and stopped.
I was very disappointed in the fitness offerings on the ship. All the equipment was very "old school." They didn't even have any foam rollers, bosu balls, resistance bands, or (my favorite) the TRX. The classes offered were few, and boring. They did offer a bootcamp for $30/class (ridiculous!), but the moves looked not very intense. I had to make up my own strength training circuits with some handweights and other things I found since I HATE using machines for my strength training.
As far as my nutrition goes, I tried to stay smart most of the time, but lost resolve toward the end of the trip.
I promise to do a whole vacation recap soon!
While I was away, did you check out my amazing guest bloggers??
In case you missed them...
Monday was Feeding a Meat Eater
Wednesday was Running with Aches, Pains & Injuries
Thursday was my post on Endurance Racing & Body Image
Friday was 13.1 reasons to Run a Half Marathon
Sunday was Do you Need a Coach?
A HUGE thank you to all my amazing guest bloggers!!
And my Multivites gummy Vitamin & b12 giveaway winner??
Jen @ Eat, Sleep, Run Disney!
How have I not found her blog before today? Its fabulous, make sure to check it out!
Jen email me at sgrigely at hotmail dot com to claim your prize!