Travel: Thumbs Up, Not Working Out: Thumbs Down

After a crazy long flight experience, which included a 7 hour delay due to weather, I made it to NYC.

 

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Waiting at the airport: F-F-F-Fuuunnnnn

 

Despite how crazy this may sound, I love to travel. I love airports: people watching, all the lights, all the energy. I like flying, and planes, and watching new movies I haven’t seen. Although I don’t like plane food or to sleep sitting down. There’s a down to every up, right?

Isn’t it funny how when you are a mom, a few lazy hours away from your children are so enjoyable? That sounds so bad! But we all need our alone time, even if it is with 400 other people in an enclosed space flying above the Atlantic ocean.
I hardly slept during the flight (had to take advantage of every awake minute free as a bird!), and watched 4 movies: Enough Said (very cute and entertaining), The Butler (great drama), In a World… (surprisingly good), and The Family (entertaining throughout but the end was just too stupid, which ruined the whole movie).

 

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EL AL In Flight Magazine: Love my movies!

 

The big problem with travel is that it’s just so exhausting, I didn’t particularly feel it at the moment, but I was so tired after landing, and that heavy feeling didn’t go away after a good night’s sleep either. Which means I’m not up to working out. Now as much as I love running, and I am good at pushing myself and at keeping my scheduled training routine, when I am truly tired or not feeling well for any reason, I’m just not willing to suffer through it. Rather call it quits for the day and save my energy, and maybe my health, for another time.

So I didn’t work out the last couple days and this morning since I was up early I went for a quick half hour run on the hotel fitness center. Nothing too fancy but they had 3 treadmills and an elliptical so it was enough.
I did at 10 minute warm up between 6 and 7 MPH (kind of trying to figure out this MPH thing without Google Unit Converter (isn’t it an awesome tool?), and then run another 20 minutes at 7.5 MPH. That was it… and I was struggling… yes my body is still tired.

 

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Took full advantage of that little coffee station

On another note, ate a bunch of cream cheese cinnamon raisin bagels, drank a bunch of Naked juices (yummy), about 5 coffees a day (I’m not kidding, they kept me warm), did some shopping, and pretty much froze to death.

 

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What is that white stuff covering the floor?

Hey, anything below 5C/40F is way too cold for me.

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