Lookie! I actually packed my running clothes for this trip.
But I didnâ€™t use them. 🙂
I REALLY considered waking up early to run on the hotel treadmill, but that seemed mildly torturous on many levels (alarm clock + dreadmill = uuuuugh!). So instead, I slept in and plan to run when I get back to Charlotte. Shouldâ€™ve just kept my shoes at home and made my suitcase lighter! I KNOW I never workout during short out-and-back trips.
I checked out the continental breakfast before leaving my hotel, but it was pretty lackluster, so I just snagged an apple and coffee.
Iâ€™m currently chilling in the Philly airport, happy to conclude a whirlwind month of traveling for work. In November, Iâ€™ve flown on 6 flights + drove 8 hours in one day for work. I love doing presentations, but Iâ€™m not a fan of traveling. :) When are we going to invent that teleportation device!?
At the airport, I resisted the very strong urge to go to the XpresSpa and get my nails and brows done. Whoever invented in-airport spas was a genius, donâ€™t you think?
Onwards to breakfast:
An egg, cheddar, and spinach wrap from Au Bon Pain.
And a banana.
Healthy living tips that Iâ€™ve learned (the hard way) from traveling so much this month:
- Starbucks has some really healthy options when youâ€™re in a pinch (Perfect Oatmeal, Vivanno smoothies)
- Plan ahead! Exercise before you leave on a really short business trip because, if youâ€™re like me, you probably wonâ€™t have the time or energy to do so on location.
- Carry a stash of bars and fruit in your bag. Continental breakfasts are great place to snag free fruit for later.
- Although a full workout might not be possible, you can do the 100 push-ups and 200 situps challenge in your hotel room!
- Research your hotel area beforehand for fun and healthy food options. My hotel offered a traditional English Afternoon tea, and I wouldâ€™ve loved to go but it required reservations. 🙁
- Hit up the grocery store on location and stock up on fruit, yogurt, and other snacks (especially handy if you have a fridge in your hotel room).
- Bring a reusable water bottle with you, and chug that H20.
- Wash your handsâ€¦allâ€¦theâ€¦timeâ€¦ so you donâ€™t get sick from touching hotel elevator buttons, handrails, airport bathrooms, etc.
- The Ambiance app for iPhones will create awesome â€˜white noiseâ€™ and block out all the creepy hotel noises so you can actually sleep.
What healthy tips have you discovered while traveling for work (or pleasure)?