Well, sort of by default, this week morphed into another scaled-back week in terms of fitness-related activity. But, in terms of fun? It was legit.
Monday began with a rise and shine (and remain vertical in the wind) run along the Tampa Bay shoreline on MacDill AFB. My legs were still feeling a little DOMS-like (as were the hubby's legs as well...that 10K Sombrero Beach Run in the Florida wind left both of us feeling exhausted), so we took it slow and easy. Never miss a Monday, even if it's just a (somewhat) slow and simple mile in a scenic location.
|Look closely...that's some of the Tampa skyline in the background
|Don't you just love the stylish sleep clothes?
What to do? They gave us meal vouchers, and we headed to the airport's USO lounge, an area for military (active, reserve, and retired) personnel. Originally, we were due to land in Des Moines around 5:30 and be back home an hour later. I had grandiose plans of doing a stair workout and blogging....Well, with that clearly not happening, I set up camp on a computer and knocked out last Wednesday's blog post so it would be ready for publishing/linking on Wednesday morning. Problem solved.
Once we were all situated on the plane, we got word from the pilot that the plane needed more fuel...so it would be a little while before the plane would be cleared for take-off. Seriously??? I was so tired, I closed my eyes for a few minutes...and woke up shortly after we were in the sky. We arrived in Des Moines (safely) just before midnight. Spoiler Alert!! We then had to wait 90 minutes for our luggage because the airline personnel was short-handed. Our plane was continuing on the Denver (and all of those passengers had been waiting several hours for this jinxed airplane as well), and the crew had to load all of the Denver luggage before bringing our luggage into the baggage claim area. We arrived back home at 2:30 Wednesday morning and went promptly to bed.
Wednesday. Having been gone since the previous Thursday afternoon, I knew there would be plenty of work waiting for me at the office. I got to work just after 8:00 to find 164 unopened emails. No kidding! So, let's just say that Wednesday was a long day at the office and there was very little physical activity happening (nor any energy to do so).
Thursday was another long day at the office, but by the end of the day I could see a bright light at the end of the tunnel. Thankfully, I had met up with my friend, Barb, early that morning for our #5at5 and we hammered out five miles before the sunrise.
|Yes, that would be nearly a 60-degree temperature drop from my Florida conditions
|Pay no attention to the attention-starved hubby photo-bombing me
|Yep! Back in the fleece ....
Last week's blog posts:
Shall we tame the lion?
When in Florida...Sombrero Beach Run 10K
Current Fitness Trends that have me smiling
Have you ever had to compromise your workout schedule due to travel? Ever been stuck in an airport for an unusually long time? What are your temps doing?
As usual, I'm linking up with Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap
and Ilka and Angela for the Sunday Fitness & Food Linkup