Left My Running Shoes Home While Away (workout recap)



That’s right, I left my running shoes home.

I am not one of those people who pack their running shoes for every vacation. Sometimes I do, and sometimes, like for this week’s quick trip out east to the wineries and then Foxwoods, I left my running shoes home.

It’s completely not necessary to run or workout on the same schedule every single week, especially while away on vacation. Why not give yourself a real break from routine, you know?

That’s exactly what I did. Even if it was only two days off, it was definitely worth it.

Since I knew I would be away (3 days/2 nights) and taking off from my usual workout routine, I also chose to skip most of my other Pure Barre workouts before and after the trip. It was the perfect time to add in some extra rest on the strength training front. Sometimes I do not realize how fatiguing Pure Barre is to my muscles so this was a good opportunity for a step back week.

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Monday – 7 Miles (treadmill!!)

I decided on Sunday that today would be a treadmill day as I needed a break from summer running. Even though the weather was gorgeous and humidity felt low when I stepped outside, I still walked over to my gym.

Somewhere during my warm up mile I decided on making this run a mix of speed and hills.  It was a really great run! Sure, I felt the inclines – but in a good, working way. And when I dropped back down, I picked up my pace with little effort.

Tuesday – 4 Miles & 20 Min Elliptical

We weren’t leaving for our trip until after 9:00 am so I still had time for a workout.

I got caught in a somewhat heavy rain during mile 3 of my run (the weather people said it would be a spotty shower!) so I headed inside to the gym.

I ran half a mile on the treadmill to finish up my third mile then switched to the elliptical machine. After 20 minutes, I jumped back on the treadmill to run one fast mile and then called it a day. Not a bad workout even if the rain interfered!

Wednesday – Away!


Thursday – Away!

Friday – 7 Miles

It was nice to get back outside for a run.

Saturday  12 Miles

This was a pretty uneventful long run. I ran fairly easy but picked up my pace for the last part of each mile. Sometimes the last .25 and sometimes the last .50 of the mile.

Sunday – Back to Pure Barre on Demand

I figure I will select a Pure Barre workout from Pure Barre on Demand for the first time in a week.

In case you missed it, I shared a running round-up earlier this week of workouts and running-related posts from the last six months- link here!

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Do you always pack your running shoes when you go away or do you use trips as an opportunity for a break?

What’s new? What have I missed?

Any plans for the long holiday weekend?

Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

5 thoughts on “Left My Running Shoes Home While Away (workout recap)”

  1. I always pack my running shoes because running in new (to me) places is one of my favorite things! Today I’m running across Lake Waco (the dam) while visiting and I’m pretty happy about it!

  2. I always pack my running shoes unless I know for a fact that I cant/won’t run while Im away. Usually I like to get in a run because I wake up so much earlier than everyone else! Plus I always feel so much better on days I work out.

  3. I totally agree with breaking routine once in a while. I find that I get really bored if I continue to do the same type of exercises over and over again. Definitely worth it for your own sanity 🙂

  4. Great post. Was a pleasure to read. It’s very important to also have days like Wednesday to recover from everything and just rest a little bit!

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