Thursday, October 14, 2010

the forgotten exercise equipment

When I travel for work I don't necessarily have the largest per diem for hotels. Typically I stay in Hampton Inn's since the majority of them have been updated over the last couple of years. That's usually as nice of a hotel I'm allowed. Though I really do wish it was all Westin's and Hilton's for me ;) These last 2 weeks I've stayed at Homewood Suites because they were close to where I had to go and in the per diem. The one detail I forgot about Homewood Suites... nearly all of them have free weights in addition to the typical cardio equipment! Weights tend to be the first thing to go when I'm in the middle of training. Between the busy work travel schedule, the running schedule, life, and my general laziness I definitely don't lift as much as I would like or should. Now that I have some time seeing I'm not training for anything in particular this moment it's nice to get back into "it". My booty is a bit sore from the lunges and step-ups but a good kind of sore. It's only been 2 weeks and already feeling better!

Is there any one exercise or thing you drop once you really get into training only to pick it up in the "off-season"? Or are you a well rounded exerciser mid-training / how do you make it all work?

7 comments:

Marlene said...

I drop pretty much everything except the running when in training. Baaaad!!

J said...

I dont lift at all during training and I really need to. Plus I dont stretch! I need to get a little schedule together and try to do that stuff while in training so that I don't get injured.

Meg said...

I totally agree with you, once you take some time off, it's hard to get back into it. I get pretty lazy!
I have to keep up with plyometrics and stretching because I don't want to get hurt but I get tired of ab work and arm work!

Tara said...

The first thing that I drop when I am heavily into training is the strength, core, and weight training, so I'm with you on that one!

Hope those sore legs feel better. Lunges....YUCK! But they need to be done. Sigh.

ajh said...

What do you do for work that you travel so much? Do you race around the country as you travel?

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Me? Well rounded? nope! I am the same as you!

MCM Mama said...

I'm a nothin' but running kind of girl. I really need to be better about cross training or at least strength training, but I just can't get motivated.