Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Packing Woes and Way to Go Wednesday

Packing Woes
I don't know why, but this week is feeling crazy long. Anyone else feel that way? I am leaving Saturday for Long Beach, CA, so maybe the impending travel is making the week seem sort of off kilter.

I'll admit that I've already been stressing about what to pack, which includes food. The room doesn't have a microwave or mini-fridge. I know I can heat up oatmeal with water from the coffee pot, but I don't see that helping me out with any protein sources.

Being a vegetarian, I am often limited when I go to restaurants. So I almost always bring my own protein source to add to meager salads and sad piles of steamed veggies. When I travel, this can get trickier though. How do I store an open can of beans or tofu? How can I heat it up if needed?

I know that Laura at Sprint 2 the Table is a pro when it comes to food and traveling. I may be scouring her blog for some better ideas, and may be investing in a super cheap, throwawayable cooler for our room.

What do you worry most about when traveling? Food or clothes? Exercise?

I used to worry more about clothes then exercise. The hotel we're staying at has a full gym (with free weights) plus an already mapped running path. Score!

So now it's food then clothes.

Way to Go Wednesday
This week I feel like I need to give a bit shout out to everyone. So many amazing running events, achievements, donations, inspiration, and more.

First and foremost - a HUGE shout out to Brian at Pavement Runner for putting together the BostonStrong movement. If you participated, check out this post and share your photos with him please.

Coco at  Running with Perseverance for a PR at the George Washington Parkway Classic.

Katie Moves for taking 2nd in her age group at her first duathlon.

Angela at Happy Fit Mama for knocking out a PR at a recent 5 mile run.

Katie Heddleston for a 10K PR.

Who do you want to give a shout out to?