Training During Our Two Weeks in California

In the weeks leading up to our California trip, I knew that my training would take a decline while we were on vacation.  Because we had planned to fit so much into our 13 day trip, I was realistic in thinking that we’d not only be exhausted from our activities but that there would simply be no time to train the same way I’m able to here at home.  More than anything else, we did A LOT of walking, most of it untracked since we were out of the hotel room the majority of the day and I feared depleting my phone battery by having the RunKepper GPS going for most of the day.

Although nowhere near as intense or as frequent as I normally aim for, I’m proud of the training that we did include during our trip.  Other than our travel days, we did get some form of exercise in everyday that we were away, although most days it was walking and not another form of training.

Day 1 – Travel

Day 2 – Walking around Disneyland (mileage and time untracked)

My first photo at Disneyland, taken as we entered the park

My first photo at Disneyland, taken as we entered the park

Most of our walking at Disneyland involved us walking around and through Sleeping Beauty's Castle

Most of our walking at Disneyland involved us walking around and through Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

Day 3 -Walking around Disneyland (mileage and time untracked)

Hitch hiking in the new Cars Land at Disney's California Adventure

Hitch hiking in the new Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure

Day 4 – 3.21 mile run around our hotel neighborhood in Placentia, Walking around Huntington Beach (mileage and time untracked)

On the streets of Placentia during our run

On the streets of Placentia during our run

Having fun while walking around Huntington Beach

Having some fun while walking around Huntington Beach

Day 5 – Walking around Disneyland (mileage and time untracked)

No trip to Disneyland would be complete without saying hi to Mickey!

No trip to Disneyland would be complete without saying “hi” to Mickey!

Day 6 – Walking around Shoreline Village in Long Beach (mileage and time untracked)

Beautiful Shoreline Village

Beautiful Shoreline Village in Long Beach

Day 7 – Walking around Avalon on Catalina Island (mileage and time untracked), Ziplining through the hills of Avalon

Walking through the streets of Avalon on Catalina Island

Walking through the streets of Avalon on Catalina Island

During our Zipline Tour

During our Zipline Tour

Day 8 – 2.58 mile hike through the hilly neighborhoods in Avalon

Looking out over Avalon Harbor during our hike

Looking out over Avalon Harbor during our hike

One of the many gorgeous views we enjoyed during our hike

One of the many gorgeous views we enjoyed during our hike

Day 9 – Walking around Old Town San Diego (mileage and time untracked)

Old Town San Diego is absolutely gorgeous!

At one of the many shops in Old Town San Diego

Day 10 – Balboa Park Three Miler, Walking around Coronado Island (mileage and time untracked)

No visit to Coronado Island would be complete without a stop at Hotel del Coronado

No visit to Coronado Island would be complete without a stop at Hotel del Coronado

Day 11 – 1 hour of Hot Power Yoga (first time doing Hot Yoga – more to come on this in a future blog post), Walking around San Diego’s Navy Pier and on the USS Midway (mileage and time untracked)

During our tour of the USS Midway

During our tour of the USS Midway

Day 12 – Walking around the San Diego Zoo, which is VERY hilly (mileage and time untracked)

The start of our day at the zoo

The start of our day at the zoo

Day 13 – Travel

Thanks to the August Core Focus Challenge that I’m currently participating in, which is being hosted by Kat at Sneakers and Fingerprints, I was able to focus on core strengthening, particularly during the second half of our trip (starting on Day 7 which is when the challenge started).  The only other time I worked on core training during the trip was in the hotel room on Day 4 after our run in Placentia, when I was also able to fit some squats in.  Sadly, the limitations of the hotel fitness centers and a lack of time during our trip limited my ability to work on any other strength training.  Since getting home I haven’t been back to the gym yet (I’ve been taking advantage of the low heat and humidity and doing my training outside), but I’m sure my body will feel the wrath of the little strength training I did do when I do get back into the gym and start my weight training again.

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