Getting it in

I like to exercise.  It’s one of the things I have continued to keep part of my routine years after I retired from being a professional athlete.  However, because I now travel simply for pleasure and not to compete like in years past, finding time to workout can be a little more difficult.

I’m not saying that all vacations need to have serious sweat sessions.  I am a firm believer that some desserts just don’t need to have a penalty cardio session attached to them.  But if you’re like me, you feel better doing something at least some of the time.  These are usually never the kind of workouts I do at home, but they get my heart pumping and allow me not to fall too far off the wagon.  

Any time I find myself traveling somewhere that has gorgeous outdoor scenery, I will often make an exception to my ban on unnecessary jogging and go for a run.  This is definitely not something in my normal workout repertoire, but not taking advantage of this scenery would have been a crime.  As it’s Thanksgiving week and we are all getting ready to consume at least 5000 calories in one sitting, and then make our way back for another 5000 the next day when it’s time for leftovers, I encourage those of us traveling and not near our normal workout spots to try and get it in.