6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Leaving on a Jet Plane

By the time you read this I will be on a plane headed for Colorado for business for 9 days!! Oh this is going to be a LONG TRIP! On one hang I am very excited....I get to work with one of my good friends in the office, learn from an experienced event planner and meet some wonderful customers.. On the other hand I am going to miss my boys sooooooo much!!! It can be rough being the Mommy and the breadwinner..

But Muscle Man will hold down the fort and take care of the Little Studs and I will be home before I know it.. With Travelling and adjusting to the altitude change I will postpone my Long run to Sunday, I am not sure what distance to do yet. This week may be different for running. I think I need some advice.
  • 1. What advice do you have for running in High Altitude and/or cold and snowy conditions?
  • 2. What advice do you have for fitting in training while travelling on business or vacation?
Thankfully I have some reading for the plane. The WONDERFUL Katie bought me the book above and it arrived just in time for a special place in my carry on.. I am nearly done with the "50 in 50" book that I won on Alisa's blog, and I just got a new Women's Running Magazine, can you tell that my time in the airport on on the plane will be spent reading about running. If I cant do it I may as well learn more. Course I may also sleep...hmmmmmm...
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

28 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

Hey - where are you staying? I am running with some fellow bloggers in Denver on Sunday - 16 miles. Would love to meet you! Tips for high altitude/snow training? I've only trained at high altitude, so not sure about that one except that you need to drink double the liquid you would normally drink and give your body some time to acclimate. Luckily, we don't have a ton of snow right now (unless you are in the mountains) - it will snow a bit on Sunday, but not much. If the snow is out you will be warm b/c the sun is so intense here, so don't overdress. Have a great trip!

ShutUpandRun said...

I meant to say "if the sun is out" not the snow. Makes more sense.

misszippy said...

Enjoy your trip--hope you don't miss the guys too terribly! I have no advice for training at altitude; I would guess you'll be going much slower though?

ajh said...

What is the woman's running magazine? Enjoy your time but I bet you will miss your family like crazy. Those were great pictures of the four of you today.
I always run first thing in the morning when I vacation with non running friends. I don't want to interfere with everyone's day so I get up and go super early. I don't know if that will work for your work schedule. Good luck.

Libby said...

Have a good trip! And those pictures of your you and your boys are adorable!

Lisa said...

i live at high altitude so i run at altitude all the time. just remember that there is less oxygen - you'll get winded faster and may need to slow down.

i don't run in snow/ice, so no advice for you there

Hannah said...

Hope you travel safe!

My advice is to drink a ton and don't get down on yourself if you suck air a bit. Altitude change can be rough!

Have a great trip!

Jo Lynn said...

I never have a problem fitting in exercise while I'm vacationing. I bring my running shoes - you can run ANYWHERE! Even though we always go to Jamaica where it's 87 degrees and 100% humidity, I exercise practically every day. ;)

EricaH said...

Have a safe trip. wonderful family pictures.

Velma said...

Have a safe trip! I always wear my compression socks when I travel - helps to keep me less puffy. I would love to hear about the running book - I have always wanted to read it.

Momma Twitch said...

Good luck with the high altitude, you'll get used to it after a while...

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Enjoy the trip. I am sure you will miss your guys!

Since I rarely leave the east coast I have no advice to offer. Enoy the change of scenery!

Twincerely,Olga said...

your going to do fantastic!!!!

Kerrie T. said...

I high school, we went up to Tahoe to train in high altitude before cross country season. I think we just took it easy -- real easy run on the first day, then increased the next day. Just listen to your body. :)

Mighty M said...

I was going to say start out easy too and see how it feels for you. Hopefully the place you are staying has a gym too (or a pool) in case you have to get indoor exercise.

Hope you have a fun trip - 9 days is a long time!

Heather said...

Have a great, safe trip!

Rio said...

Advanced Marathoning is a great book! I refer to mine numerous times while training.
Have a great trip! I have a feeling you'll be able to fit in your workouts. Just drink plenty of fluids and bring Tylenol for any potential headaches from the altitude change.

H Love said...

you and your family are beautiful. you look so long and lean! love it! try to relax and enjoy time to yourself if you get a chance!

Anna said...

Hope your trip goes well, enjoy even if it is a work trip! As always, your family is gorgeous :)

MCM Mama said...

Have a nice trip! Hope you manage to squeeze in a bit of running!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Have a wonderful time in Colorado, your boys will miss you just as much, but I'm sure time will fly by :) Hope you get to see some of the sites by going for a run! Enjoy!!

daily mom said...

enjoy your trip and enjoy your runs out there.

J said...

Hope you have a great time! It is hard to leave family even for work. Take lots of pictures!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ohh that's such a long time to be gone from the fam, I know how that goes and it's tough.

i LOVED running in CO. I think it effects everyone differntly and I didn't really notice it but others did. hopefully you won't notice it and will jsut have some beautiful runs

Tiffany said...

Since you are coming from sea level you might want to skip the long run or at least slow it down, drink lots of water while you are here - more than normal, avoid alcohol or drink less than normal.

as to the cold where layers so as you warm up you can remove a layer, running on the snow and ice - run slow and try to stick to the snow and not the ice. Don't forget if you are running on the snow and on a street there could be ice underneath you.

Aneta said...

have a good trip!!!

very cute pictures!!

Alisa said...

Many runners I know use Pftiz including my speedy hubby. Even week one sounds crazy hard to me.

Marlene said...

I hope you are not to sad and lonely without your 3 guys. Sending HUGS your way!

Hope everything is going okay and that you're enjoying the book (that is hub's bible!)