Bet ya’ll didn’t know I had an impromptu trip across the country with my cousin Whitney. It was ABSOLUTLY AMAZING and worth every sleep derived minute! It will obviously be a life long memory but I certainly learned a lot about my body while on the trip! I knew going into it that it would be a challenge to workout..needlesss to say I got in one run in 6 days. Totally worth it but boy did my bod pay for it when I came home. We stayed in two hotels with a fitness facility and I only used one of them because sleep won.
Here is a breakdown of the first few days of our trip…
Day 1: Fly to Seattle (enjoy a liquid lunch during my layover in Chicago) to begin the Journey with Whitney. Drive through the night…Washington — Oregon — Idaho — Utah –Arizona …until we hit our hotel just outside of the Grand Canyon 26 hours later. We made MANY pit stops and enjoyed the culture at each one by beginning a postcard collection. Early on in the trip I learned that two energy drinks and a coffee is TOO much caffeine for me. I also realized that you better be able to giggle A LOT with the person you are spending 5 plus days, who is almost always less than a foot away from you, because that is the only way you will survive driving more than a 10 hour stint. And oh boy did we do a lot of giggling. I would say the trip was heavily giggled with a few philosophical conversations followed by one or two minor moments of utter confusion and needing to get the heck out of the car!
Our first night stay was at the Cameron Trading Post about 30 minutes away from the Grand Canyon. I would say we rolled into this place sleepy, hungry, dirty and ready for a drink bed. FYI: There is no Alcohol on an Indian Reservation. Plan accordingly because I did not. The “hotel” had a Native American vibe to it. The rooms had wooden rustic furniture with tribal prints. It was the perfect addition to the beautiful scenery and area we had been driving through.
Despite the fact that we were in bed as early as we could getting up to catch the sunrise at the Grand Canyon at 4am was a bit of a struggle. So we packed the car back up locked and loaded with our oatmeal and waited for the glorious sunrise to begin. HOLY GAUCAMOLE was that sunrise spectacular! It was so worth getting up uber early again. The pictures can’t even do it justice but it was literally breathtaking. Must go back to hike again asap!
Our selfie game was obvi on point!
After a few hours at the big GC it was off to Albuquerque, New Mexico where I knew they served alcohol…More on that in the next post!
I had a super busy yesterday so my gym time was limited. But no excuses and I made it count.
I did 3 rounds of:
- Wall Balls 15
- Burpees 15
- Climbers 50
- Squat Jumps 20
- Narrow Grip Push ups 10
- Row 500m
Now it’s off to Disney World! I’ll make sure to check out the fitness facilities for sure and report back!