For those of you that know me, you know that I have a hard time traveling. Some of you might laugh at that seeing I'm always jetting off somewhere, but it's true. Due to my vertigo and stomach issues, I unfortunately rely on medication to make it through flights or else I end up spending some quality time in the bathroom, and no one likes that. Not me, not the flight attendants, and not the folks sitting in the back row. The bummer is this medication immediately makes me drowsy and sleepy, so a window seat is clutch so that I can sleep decently. Fortunately for me, I'm lucky number 7 to board my Southwest flight (really early) tomorrow AM so the window seat won't be a problem. (Side note: I love Southwest Airlines.) **Fingers crossed for a good flight!**
So not only does flying take a toll on me and most that travel, but so does eating on the road and not getting enough sleep.
It's important to know what healthy road food is and where to find it. For example, tomorrow morning I'll pack and eat a Larabar at the Pittsburgh airport, and then grab some oatmeal and coffee when I land in Chicago. I also pack a lot of my own snacks and helpers, including my Camelback (the best water bottle ever - gotta stay hydrated and can't be seen with any Dasani water in the airport with my Gatorade luggage), some Emergen-C (to keep my vitamin C levels up) and my most favorite tea in the world, Yogi Throat Comfort tea. Not because I have a sore throat, but because it's just that good :-)
For training, I have runs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, each three miles. Since I didn't want to pack all of my cold running gear, I'll be hitting up the treadmill at David Barton Gym, thanks to a guest pass from G. Really pumped to check out David Barton Gym - I'll report back with my thoughts!
Before I sign off, I wanted to leave you with something that will put a smile on your face no matter what kind of day you're having: Happy Wakes Up.