Monday, February 16, 2015

Back to Reality

There's nothing quite like going from +30 to -30. Talk about being slapped back to reality, haha. We arrived home late on Saturday evening after a bit of a gong show trying to get out of Punta Cana. It rained hard in the morning causing flooding at the airport, which caused our bus to be late picking us up. Apparently everyone else was also in the same boat. When we arrived at the airport it was total chaos. Their computers were also down so the line ups were insane. They came back on shortly after we arrived but the damage was done. Our flight was scheduled to leave at 4:20 but we didn't finish checking in until 3:45 and we were some of the first few people in line for the flight! By the time everyone got through it was almost 5:00 pm. By 5:10 they were calling us to board. By 6:00 pm we were getting ready to take off. It was 10:00 when landed and I was home in bed by 11:30.
The week away was definitely nice and relaxing. The weather was mostly good. The early part of the week was nice and sunny and then the later part of the week gave us scattered showers and some clouds here and there. The resort itself was nice enough but we weren't wowed like we were when we stayed at La Perla in Playa del Carmen. Add to the fact that Gary's jacket got stolen out of our room and, well, let's just say we won't be going back there. Despite all that we still enjoyed ourselves and managed to get some activity in between lying on the beach and having cocktails.
We had a pretty full week of workouts, which, when you're lying around all day vs working, isn't necessarily a bad thing. This is how our week broke down.
Monday: We attempted to swim in one of the main pools. Gong show. It was being cleaned and it was such a slow pool that G and I threw in the towel after about 20 minutes. I think we got about 700m in. We then opted to go for a run. We did 5.6km on the main road just outside the resort.
Tuesday: weights in the a.m and I did a wicked little 5km beach run in the p.m. I think that was the undoing of my left leg. I started to develop pain behind my knee the next day.
Wednesday: I attempted to use one of the stationary bikes in the resort gym. That was an epic fail. I lasted 15 minutes as my feet kept popping out of the foot straps because they didn't stay closed. So I gave up. The water was actually quite calm on Wednesday so I did a short open water swim. A whole 560 meters. Peppered with a lot of floating around, haha.

Thursday: 30 minute weight workout followed by a 45 minute walk along the beach.
Friday: another great little off resort run of just over 7km. It was super hot and muggy out.
Saturday: 30 minute weight workout and then we left.
Sunday: 40 minutes on the bike in the basement.
Thankfully today is a holiday here so I'm still sitting around in my pjs. I think I'll get back on the bike again today and perhaps try to get a swim in at my gym. That means going outside in -23 degree temps. Not sure how keen I am about that haha.
How was your week of workouts? Has anyone braved the cold and taken their workouts outside?

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