Thursday, October 29, 2009

TGIFF

Thank God it is Fake Friday

One of the best things about being a traveling consultant is (are?) the Thursday flybacks. Now, much to the confusion of my in-laws, I do actually have to work on Friday – just from home. Just like Nitmos has mentioned, pants and shaving are certainly optional. By optional I mean: “put on pants 30 minutes before your wife gets home”. Even that said, trust me when I say that Fake Fridays are 80% as awesome as a normal Friday. For some reason after the week I’ve had, just like Hulk Hogan needs to be on antidepressants I’ve needed this light at the end of the tunnel.

After my post yesterday, I got to thinking about the various workout challenges that I must deal with because I travel and haven’t been running. Before, I could put on my cotton socks, basketball shorts, shoes, and Garmin and plod away along the suburban sidewalks of Atlanta. Not any more. Now I actually have to PLAN my workouts. If the (singular) exercise bike in the hotel is busy….I wait. I must make sure to carve out over an hour to get my blood pumping.

The issue: I am LAZY. In an ironic way, just like most guys I fall into a routine very quickly. Exhibit A: My running routes from the last two weeks of running before my injury. Funny stuff now that I look at it. Lord help me if the mafia ever wants to track me down. You could set your watch by my habits.

















My wife and I made the decision some time back to cancel our gym membership to save a little cash and let our finances stabilize after buying the house. As a result, I’ve been increasingly more and more creative with getting a quality workout in while cooped up in the hotel room. I’ll do crunches with my feet tucked underneath a dresser – while laying on the bed runner, I’ve perfected lunges while carrying my laptop bag, and I know that I can curl my suitcase 10 times. I’m going to post more details in the future on my adventures (with pictures!!), until then I’ll be the one huffing and puffing in the hotel room next to you. Ignore the grunts, that is just me feeling the burn.

9 comments:

Spike said...

hotel workouts are the worst, but I did manage to get one in the other night at 2am. and even better, some guy came in and started using the other treadmill, 2:30am. awesome.

RazZDoodle said...

If I see you lunging through Sky Harbor airport, I'll be sure to say hi.

RunnuRMark said...

Way to use that Garmin to break free from the same planned route. Jeez...more boring than my routine! Especially now that I'm an artiste!

Ulyana said...

I LOVE fake fridays... when I'm in San Diego, every day is a fake friday. Love it, love it, love it.

I know I've said this before, but I don't know how you managed training for freaking marathons while traveling so much. I find it very hard.

Believe said...

UGH I HATE hotel workouts, but kudos to you for shedding some happy light on them lol. I can just imagine you and your wife in an elevator whilst you are doing biceps curls with the briefcase. All in the name of health. (And insanity)

Home Away said...

Dear Adam,

"Is" was correct. :-)

You're welcome!

Sincerely,
Grammar Patrol

sRod said...

...and hopefully that burn isn't the type that flares up a couple times a year.

OhMyLaughter said...

LOL. Nice.

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