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.