Thursday, May 28, 2009

Another weekend, another challenge...

This weekend I'll be travelling to Louisville for the IU Baseball Regionals. I'm very excited to go as this is only the second time in school history that they've made it to regionals!
Having lived in Cincinnati for so long, my family often took weekend trips to Louisville. We've been to many Bats games and seen the sights, so I'm pretty comfortable with travelling there. Luckily this weekend we're much closer to IU than last, so some of JJ's friends/classmates/Athletic Trainers, and my psrents and sister will be able to attend the games! (and I won't have to sit alone! yay)

I'm really excited to get out of town for another weekend, but at the same time, I'm not good with switching up my normal weekend schedule. Usually I do 5 mile runs on Saturday and Sunday, get in my good, long workouts, maybe indulge a little with food, but my exercise makes up for it. Since I'm going to be out of town, food is always sketchy as well as exercise. However, I've been planning ahead for the weekend. Last night I went to Kroger and stocked up on some fruit, veggies, hummus, yogurt, and oatmeal. I know that for breakfast and lunch I can stick with my normal routine, so that's comforting. Luckily JJ eats with the team so I don't have to go somewhere with him and try to find something healthy, and I don't spend any money!

As far as exercise goes, Louisville has a really nice running loop that is being built around the entire city. We're staying at the Galt House, which has great access to the Riverwalk area so I know I'll be able to get in 2 good, long runs on Saturday and Sunday. I'll probably bring the shred with me so I can do that in the hotel room quickly for some extra strength training.

Now what takes this from working weekend trip to borderline vacation??

Yes, my friends, that is a ROOFTOP POOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And it is where I plan to spend my Saturday and Sunday as long as the games aren't going on. I know it's a stretch calling a pool a vacation, but I haven't had a real vacation in 4 years... so I'll take anything!!

So I'm feeling really good about making great choices during the day and getting my exercise in, the only point I'm worried about is nighttime, after the games, going out (and hopefully celebrating!

So one more time, wish us luck, they might make school history! GO HOOSIERS!!!!!!!!!


  1. I'm super impressed w/your plans to stay on track on the weekend, especially out of town. This is where I really fall behind :( I need to start planning better- I'll take a few notes from this post!!

  2. A rooftop pool?! *digging out my pom poms*

  3. No vacation in 4 years?! Didn't you do a honeymoon? I think you should demand your hubby get you to the caribbean stat. ;)

  4. nope, no honeymoon. JJ had class the monday after our wedding (grad school) and we're poor... i'm still holding out for a honeymoon though! i don't care if it's after we're married 10 years!

  5. We waited 6 months to go on our honeymoon and it was still fantastic. Don't give up - you deserve a honeymoon after all that you have accomplished!

  6. Oh! I've stayed at the Galt House and it is just lovely!

    Enjoy your time there :-)

  7. That definitely looks like a vacation to me! I hope you have a great time and good luck to the team!!!

  8. Thanks for the inspiration to stay on track on weekends...I struggle with that at home in my own house! We didn't have a honeymoon either--planned to go to Hawaii after our 1 year, but I ended up preggo with twins and they wouldn't let us! So I'm all for better late than never, too!

  9. Hey Ash, I've been following your blog forever and always get excited when you update. Also, I think your new blog layout is super cute, so I'm passing on the Adorable Blog Award to you...check out my blog to see what's up.

  10. Hey! I just stumbled on your blog and I love it! I hope you were able to stay on track!

  11. Love the 20 lbs in 20 weeks!!!
    I'm on the oppossite plan right now, gain 20 lbs in 20 weeks (pregnant with twins!)
    You will sure inspire me when all this weight has to come off!!! ;)