Category Archives: work

Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a day that I have been working toward for many years. Tomorrow I will be defending my doctoral dissertation work. The last few months have been extra focused and I have been working extra hard to finish all the final details.

 {there’s always beauty in nature}

In a way, this is kind of like the many months of dedicated training, then finally arriving at race day. You know you’ve put in the time and effort. You’ve been spent the hours on the track or on the bike. Race day is the day to show how far you’ve come.

 {getting out for a chilly AM run on Sunday — workouts are saving my sanity}

Tomorrow will be my race day. Today I’m relaxing — the hay is in the barn, so to speak. I’ll be staying busy by going to the gym, baking some cookies, and hopefully getting to bed early. Tomorrow, I cross the finish line. I will be showing the world all that I know in my area, showing all the hard work I completed. Here goes nothin’.

MIA

Sorry I have been a little MIA the past couple days. I’m in Dallas, TX for a conference, and have been keeping super busy.

I arrived late on Tuesday night, and have been going to all sorts of talks and exploring the exposition all day Wednesday and Thursday. It is fun, but also exhausting.

Although I have been busy with the conference, I have made sure to fit in some workouts this week. The hotel gym here is pretty small, but it has enough to get in a decent workout. I had some trouble motivating myself to run on the treadmill for too many miles, but squeezed in 2 workouts while I’ve been here.

Here’s the breakdown…

Monday: At home yoga workout before finishing up my packing, and running to the mall for some last minute errands

Tuesday: travel day

Wednesday: hotel gym workout. 1 mi treadmill warmup, then chest and back exercises.

Thursday: 3 miles on treadmill, and some quick bicep, tricep, shoulders exercises

My plan for tomorrow is to take it easy and rest — still plenty of walking around at the conference — and I will be flying back to CA. I’ll be ready to get my long run in on Saturday morning.

How do you get your workouts in when you are traveling?