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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fishing + Food + Hiking + Beer + Biking + Cookies = woah

Hiking the Harding Ice Trail - Seward, AK
Oh my gosh!  I can't believe my vacation is already over.  Before I start babbling about things let me thank my guest posters: Abby, Mercedes and Stephanie.  I hope that you enjoyed their posts as much as I did when I read them not to mention that they are each amazing women who have been an inspiration as well as friends.  Now... let's talk about vacation and eating and working out....


Fat Bikes Mountain Biking - Cooper Landing, AK
Our vacation was two weeks long driving lots of miles (nearly 1800) through Alaska and it was the most amazing vacation.  While we weren't always active we were always busy!  Some days we spent 8-10 hours fishing, we biked a few days and hiked a few days but some days were just spent in transit.  Seriously, the drive from Homer to Healy takes FOREVER.  Add this to the fact that early on in the trip I decided it was vacation and I was going to eat what I wanted while on vacation but when we got home that I'd get back into my routine.  I still tried to make healthier choices, grilled or broiled fish vs. batter fried, but I definitely treated myself.  Knowing everything I ate and drank I wasn't surprised yesterday when the scale said I gained and it's just a little more motivation to get back on track before training for my half marathon starts.

What do you do when you go on vacation?  How do you stay active or on plan?

8 comments:

  1. I enjoy myself when on vacation! but getting back on track right away is the key! i also had some gains this Summer! but i think that so many people fall off the wagon and dont get back on and that is when the weight will keep creeping up! Good for you for recognizing that you had your fun now time to get back to healthy eating! and glad you had fun!!!!! Looks like you and Dan had a blast!

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  2. We had so much fun and made so many new and exciting memories. I am glad to be home though so I can get back to healthy living!

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  3. I never try to stick with my training plan while on vacation because it just never works. So I think of it as a training "vacation" as well to let my muscles get some extra recovery. My last vacation however, included over 50km of hiking over three days plus a couple of trail runs. As far as eating, I try to eat fairly healthy, I also try to stick with my "safe" foods so I don't spend my whole vacation in the loo.

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    1. I think that is probably a good idea (to call it a training vacation too) and it was easier to get back into training when we got back then I thought it would be, which was a HUGE relief. I'm happily moving forward with training and feeling pretty good about the progress that I'm making.

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  4. I try to stay active while on vacation but I tend to eat what ever I want. My boyfriend and I go to other countries so I really like to try new foods and cuisine. Sounds like a great trip!!

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    1. It was an amazing trip and I wouldn't change anything about it - even the weight gain!

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  5. Great blog! Keep up the good work.

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