Saturday, June 20, 2009

Triathlon Training Day 61, 62, & 63: Vacation Travel

Hello everyone!

Annie and I are sitting in a Marriott Courtyard Hotel in eastern North Carolina. We will get up early tomorrow and end up at our final vacation destination of the Outer Banks after a short 4 hour drive. Many of you might be thinking 4 hours is not a short drive --- Well, after we just completed a 20 hour drive, 4 hours is nuttin!

We left Houston on Friday night at 8pm and drove straight through the night and day. It really wasn't all that bad. We are listening to a John Grisham book on CD and we packed a cooler.

As for my training: Thursday and Friday were completely wasted days. I spent Thursday and Friday tying up loose ends at work. Also, my tooth pain was still hurting even after I had the filling replaced. I went and saw another Doctor buddy of mine and he did a pano on me and we discovered the pain is coming from my lower right wisdom tooth. It has a nasty cavity in it and is resting right against the nerve, thus causing all the pain in my lower jaw. My problem was that I was leaving on Friday and couldn't get it removed. He gave me some penicillin and Vicodin and told me to use when needed. He is going to remove all 4 of my wisdom teeth on July 13th and I am hopeful I can recover in time for my August 2nd Triathlon.

Anyways, after my 20 hours car ride Annie and I found two treadmills at the hotel and got in a run. My legs were feeling pretty tight from sitting so long so I just did 2 miles. The first mile was done in 8:13 and the second mile was completed in 7:23.

This week on vacation I am planning on training everyday. Swimming in the ocean, running along the beach, and biking on the trails is going to be my relaxation and i cannot wait. And Nutrition-wise we are planning on eating clean. I brought my whey protein and protein bars for the entire week.

We are off to get some dinner and then to bed.

Thanks for Reading,



  1. I love going on long driving vacations! I can see, however, how your legs would be a bit tight prior to your workout.

    Man, having to go on a vacation with a tooth ache is a real bummer. It is really something that you can focus on your workout.

    I just got back from vacation. I jumped on the scale and I gained 7 pounds. Needless to say, I enjoyed myself.

    Have a great time!

  2. Ugh...did you have to drag the heat and humidity with you through Atlanta? It's almost 100 out today...thankfully, I don't have to play baseball this weekend.

    Have a great vacation!

  3. Boomer - heck you probably needed to add some pounds back on with the BF being so darn low!

    The tooth problem is what it is - July 13 it will be gone!

  4. Steve,

    I am so glad to be in NC right now! The Houston forecast is supposed to be in the 100's all this week!

    Georgia was freaking hot when we drove through ... actually everywhere was hot .. maybe Al Gore is onto something .,