Thursday, July 16, 2009

Getting away for a while

My family has had a big camping/rustic cabin weekend planned for months, and it's hard to believe it's finally here. I have so much to do today because, of course, I waited until the last minute as usual.

I'm not expecting to have much, if any, access to email or the internet, which is a good thing. I have become too attached to my iPod Touch -- it's almost an extra appendage. I'm always checking my email and seeing what's new on facebook. Being away from it for a while will be relaxing.

Eating healthfully will be a big challenge on this trip. Last time we did this, two years ago, it seemed like there was always food, mostly junk, in my face, and I think I felt sick a lot of the time from eating too much of it. I know there will be a lot of beer around, too. I'm bringing some healthy snacks along and keeping my expectations reasonable: All I want is to feel good while I'm away and not crummy from too much salty and greasy food. I'm not expecting to lose weight on this vacation, but I also don't want to gain much, if any.

I'm going to do my long run for the week this morning, and plan to do a couple of runs while I'm away, plus try to do other active things. We won't be going on whole-family hikes -- a couple of members of my family have physical limitations and we will also have a toddler and an insane dog with us -- but I will do what I can while still spending time with my family.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you have a great time on this trip with the family. Having been on a trip like this before, you know what the eating challenges are - and you're in a different place now. Just enjoy yourself, and the unplugged time, and have fun with the fam.


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