Hello from Colorado!
I’m here for a couple of days for work. I had to catch an insanely early flight this morning (7 am!) and had a layover, but the trip wasn’t too bad. It’s so nice to be near some mountains again. I’m from Nevada, so it reminds me of home. I even have a mountain view from my hotel room.
In the airport, I stopped by Potbelly and grabbed some steel-cut oatmeal with brown sugar, a banana, and coffee. I had only had steel-cut oatmeal once before, and I really liked it. But I was starving a couple hours later, so I think this meal was lacking in protein.
I only had a few minutes for my layover, so I grabbed a nonfat chai and a piece of banana bread from Starbucks. Probably not the best choice, but it sure tasted good!
By the time I met up with my coworkers and got to our hotel it was about 3 in the afternoon, so we decided to hold off on dinner for a couple of hours. I had a Clif Builder’s mint chocolate protein bar. These things seriously taste like Thin Mints.
For dinner, we went to an Irish pub, where I had water and the Shepard’s Pie. It was soooo good. I didn’t take a picture because I don’t want my coworkers to think I’m crazy
I was planning on doing a run in the hotel gym, but I’m feeling really full from dinner, so I don’t think running would be the best idea right now. I also missed my run on Friday, so I think I might have to repeat this week in my training plan. I’d rather do that than increase my mileage too quickly and get injured.
How I plan to stay on track while traveling:
- I brought workout clothes and my running shoes. I plan on working out in the hotel gym each morning. I have a 2 hour time difference in my favor, so hopefully it won’t be too hard waking up early. I already set my clothes out for tomorrow morning.
- We stopped at Whole Foods to stock up on some healthy snacks and breakfast food since our hotel doesn’t have continental breakfast. Unfortunately, my room doesn’t have a fridge, but I picked up bananas, apples, almond butter, raw almonds, and protein bars.
- I’ve been slacking on tracking my food intake lately, so I need to get back in the habit of doing that. I plan on using my phone to track my calories.
Hopefully having a plan will help me stay on track!