My Triathlon at sea .... and a winner!

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...
Thursday was my post on Endurance Racing & Body Image
Friday was 13.1 reasons to Run a Half Marathon

A HUGE thank you to all my amazing guest bloggers!!

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amber said...

glad you had a good time! cant wait to hear more about it :)

track coach and adorable wife said...

I'm glad you had a good time on your trip! I would have wavered both physically and nutritionally as well. That is why we vacation right?

Sara said...

Awesome! I can't wait to hear more about your vaca and how you liked the islands - looks like you had a great time!

CupCake@ Bigger Girls Can Run Too said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you had a great time (and managed to stay healthy- power to you!!!). Can't wait for the recap!

Karen said...

I was on a cruise last week, too! :0) Sounds like your workout center was similar to mine. What's the deal with making their cruisers pay for fitness classes? So dumb! Oh well, glad you had a great time!! :0)

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