Face It Friday

WI: -2.2
Total Lost: -38.6
Daily Points Allowance: Self Adjusted to 28
Weekly Points Allowance/Consumed: 49/55
Activity Points Earned/Consumed: 31/25
Emotion: In Control
Goal for this week: Do not go crazy on Vacation

Although I lost and still went over my weekly points, I do not want to make this a habit.  I was able to work out 5 days  – even though I do not really count the 10 minutes of yoga I did on Monday as a workout – I would like to have 3 days running, 2 days cross training and then if I feel like it one day of yoga (most likely Sundays).  Obviously that will not happen on vacation.  I’m not that hardcore/dedicated.  I will be walking allllllll over London and then Paris for a day, so I think I will label this my cross training WEEK.  Get my legs good and worked out of all their kinks from running so that when the Monday after we come back rolls around I can bust out 3.5 miles outside and feel good about it.

I toyed with running while in London, because how amazing that would be, and I am still going to bring my shoes, clothes, and GPS watch, but I am not going to hold myself to it.  This is our vacation.  Ours.  Running is not an activity that we share, so I am hesitant to leave him, even if for only an hour, to explore without him.  Though running through Hyde Park near Kensington Palace would be kind of epic, we’ll see how it goes.

I have like no carry on bag.  I am actually thinking of buying one today when we head to the mall to get him a new pair of jeans.  I might, just might, buy one from LuLuLemon I’ve been eyeing.  Especially because I have a gift card.  Wheeeeeeeeee.

My parents are driving us to the airport, because my mom made valid points:

  • I want to see you as much as I can before you leave (okay, check.)
  • We’re happy to do it (Okay, check.)
  • You don’t need to waste over $100.00 to park at the Airport. (Oh.  Good Point.)

TPWSNBN’s parents also offered, but we were on a very independent kick at that time, and we had also just had a fight about Obama vs. Romney so I was pretty quick to say “Thanks, but no thanks.”

I’m bringing one pair of heels, tights, a pencil skirt, and nice top.  JUST IN CASE we go somewhere swanky, or in case Princess Kate calls upon me for afternoon tea. You never know.  Weirder things have happened.  WHAT?  They have!

The workout yesterday obviously did something because my calves are on fire this morning.  Man I hope that subsides before my run this afternoon (hahaha, right).  I’m planning on doing 7.5 miles on the treadmill.  I know I know.  But the thing is, running on the treadmill seems to take less time, because I don’t have to formulate a route to run (This is very hard in suburbia around here).  We have a land of cul-de-sac’s and that doesn’t make for fun routes to take.  I have to run alllllllll the cul-de-sac’s to avoid doing two loops.  Although running my route once and then repeating wouldn’t be so bad.  Hmmm.  May be I’ll try that when I return for my first run post vacation.

The nice thing about vacation in October:

  • You’re not that far from Thanksgiving which is a nice long weekened
  • Then you have Christmas Break, which unlike children, you can take off as early as you want (provided you have the PTO)
  • When we come back leaves will be changing even more than they are now!
  • Less crowds

Mainly I am basically boasting about how awesome this is going to be.  I can’t believe we leave tomorrow.  It feels like this is January and we just got this random idea to go.  Sigh.

This will be my second time leaving the country this year.  Interesante!

I feel incredibly blessed, on so many levels.


Don’t Worry I’ll still be posting from the United Kingdom.  WIFI is a beautiful thing!

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