Good morning! I slept for 9 hours, and I feel so rested. I decided to wake up earlier than the Husband and my in-laws so I could squeak in a good workout before we hit the road again.
I had a small pre-workout snack — a few pretzel chips.
I was pleasantly surprised by the hotel’s gym (we’re staying at a Hyatt). The best part was the cardio machines — there was 4 treadmills, two ellipticals, and a bike. The treadmills were super fancy!
It was like a spaceship! I could plug my iPod directly into the treadmill and control the playlists and volumes through the computer screen (plus, it charged my iPod, which was great because I left it on in my bag overnight — oops). The computer screen also showed a mountain trail or a running track. It was pretty neat!
I ran 4.0 miles and did loads of speedwork in the process.
- Mile 0 – Mile 1: Warm-up at 6.5 mph
- Mile 1 – Mile 2: 400 meter speed sprints alternating between 6.5 and 7.0 mph
- Mile 2 – Mile 3: 400 meter speed sprints alternating between 7.0 and 7.5 mph
- Mile 3 – Mile 4: Cool-down at 6.5 mph
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 36 minutes (4.0 miles)
- Calories Burned: 450 (estimate)
After my treadmill workout, I came back to our room and put in the 30 Day Shred. We have a suite so the Husband could continue to snore while I shredded away.
I packed the DVD plus my hand weights and used a hotel towel as a mat.
Level 2 of the Shred is SOOO hard. I was sweating my butt off! I have to admit, after my 4.0 mile run I felt really drained. But after the Shred, I feel invigorated!
Next up, I hit up the hotel breakfast buffet. Whenever we stay in hotels, the Husband sleeps as long as possible and I grab him a plate of breakfast to eat when he wakes up (yea, he’s spoiled). I was juggling my plate + his plate and I dropped a ceramic bowl in front of 20 other guests! I was so embarrassed — it completely shattered and made a huge noise.
Anyway, here’s my breakfast:
An English muffin with strawberry jam and some scrambled eggs, plus a bowl of cereal.
The cereal was 1 serving of raisin bran plus 1/2 serving of Kashi Heart to Heart plus 1/8 cup of trail mix that I brought from home.
Time to get going. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!