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)
Day 3 -Walking around Disneyland (mileage and time untracked)
Day 4 – 3.21 mile run around our hotel neighborhood in Placentia, Walking around Huntington Beach (mileage and time untracked)
Day 5 – Walking around Disneyland (mileage and time untracked)
Day 6 – Walking around Shoreline Village in Long Beach (mileage and time untracked)
Day 7 – Walking around Avalon on Catalina Island (mileage and time untracked), Ziplining through the hills of Avalon
Day 8 – 2.58 mile hike through the hilly neighborhoods in Avalon
Day 9 – Walking around Old Town San Diego (mileage and time untracked)
Day 10 – Balboa Park Three Miler, Walking around Coronado Island (mileage and time untracked)
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)
Day 12 – Walking around the San Diego Zoo, which is VERY hilly (mileage and time untracked)
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.