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Mexico Exercise Recap

I’m slow at updating these days! LOL Oh well. Life is.

So, we went to Mexico for February vacation… here’s a summary of how I fit my workouts in…

Saturday, 2/23

- 12 mile run. I had it on my training schedule for Sunday, but decided running it a day earlier outside was better than inside on a Treadmill!

- flew to FL, stayed over night

Sunday, 2/24

- rest day, flew to Mexico (2 min plank)

Monday, 2/25

- got up early and started the day with one of the hottest runs I’ve ever done.  I was melting… no seriously, I was!

- 5 miles on Treadmill (supposed to be 7 but couldn’t do it)

Tuesday, 2/26

- speedwork – 1.5 miles warm up; eight 30 second pick ups each one quicker pace than the last followed by 30 sec recovery, 1.5 miles cool down

- some upper body weights and 4 min of various planks

Wednesday, 2/27

- Yoga – 50 min – included lots and lots of plank work

Thursday, 2/28

- it wasn’t all the much easier than Monday but I was able to get in 7 miles on the treadmill.   It was SO hot in the little workout room my FIL asked the director about the AC.  His reply was that the room was the hottest spot in the Spa building (awesome) and the AC couldn’t keep up (no kidding, really? I hadn’t noticed) and then he opened up the sliding glass door about 2 feet from the TM I was on!  WHAT?!?!!?!  Just what I needed… 99% humid, warm air drifting in like a wall to hit my legs as I struggled on the TM.  At 2 miles I hopped off the TM and closed the door, grabbed a hand towel, shoved it in the ice bucket there (filled with bottles of water) and wrapped it around my neck.  Thankfully my FIL was working out for a bit at the same time so he got me two new cold facecloths as I ran.  I swear the cold cloths got me through the run!

- some upper body weights and 4 min of various planks

Friday, 3/1

- 6 miles on the treadmill.  I had 3 on the schedule and decided I would attempt 5 to make up for the 2 miles I couldn’t do on Monday.  At 5 I still felt pretty good so decided to just run until the TM shut off which brought me a hair over 6 miles.

- 3 min of planks

Saturday, 3/2

- Rest Day.  Flew from Mexico to Florida.

Sunday, 3/3

- Flew home from FL.  Got off the plane at 3:30 and was home and on the road running by 5:20 pm.

- 14 miles.  Was VERY happy my recent order of EnergyBits was waiting for me when we got home!  I was able to be powered by bits for this run, thank goodness!  (Have you seen my give away for Energy Bits?  If not, go enter it here!)

Or if you prefer a visual of the workouts…. warning – this isn’t pretty!!!

Decent enough.

Decent enough. Saturday.

Sunday. Plank.

Sunday. Plank.

 

I thought I would melt into the TM.

I thought I would melt into the TM. Monday.

Speedwork session

Speedwork session – Tuesday

Tuesday - 4 miles

Tuesday – 4 miles

Seriously - i usually sweat a lot - but this was out of control.  This picture doesn't do the sweat justice! LOL

Seriously – i usually sweat a lot – but this was out of control. This picture doesn’t do the sweat justice! LOL

Wednesday - feeling good after yoga

Wednesday – feeling good after yoga

I'm so not good at taking pics of myself with my phone!  But here's another view of the workout room (hehe) and proof I got my 7 miles done. Thursday

I’m so not good at taking pics of myself with my phone! But here’s another view of the workout room (hehe) and proof I got my 7 miles done. Thursday

Last run in Mexico.

Last run in Mexico. – Friday

Not exactly the pace I was hoping for, but after traveling for 2 days and a couple other issues, I was happy with this.

Not exactly the pace I was hoping for, but after traveling for 2 days and a couple other issues, I was happy with this. – Sunday

So that’s it.  Vacations aren’t down time for me in regards to exercise.  I get up early, do the workouts I love to do, then spend the rest of the day enjoying downtime with the family!  I’ll post some of that next time…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to Mexico Exercise Recap

  • Way to keep up with it! Getting workouts in on vacation is tough, for sure. I just look at it as a way to justify the impending laziness of the rest of the day. Sounds like a nasty bit of running though!

    • Katherine says:

      “Nasty” is a good way to describe it! I don’t do well in heat, then add that humidity and well- you can see how much I struggled! LOL But I did it…. and that’s what counts! Thanks!!!

  • Mad props for getting those vacation workouts done! I’m a super sweaty runner too. I feel like a sweat in places I didn’t even know you could sweat!

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