I’ve had a lot of business travel already this year, and I am just about over it. I try to make the most of my business trips, but it’s still a hassle and exhausting. Monday I left my house at 5:45 am to catch a 7:00 am train to NYC, met with a client until 5:00 pm, grabbed dinner with my colleague, and then did work for other clients in my hotel room until 10:00 pm. It’s no wonder most of my reimbursement receipts are from Starbucks!
Can someone please get me a sign like this?
This week I spent Monday and Tuesday nights in New York City, Wednesday night at home, and Thursday night in Kansas City. I hate packing and unpacking, but it was pretty easy Wednesday when I just had to take out my dirty/worn clothes from New York and pack a new set of clothes for my conference on Friday. Of course, I always pack my workout clothes first! Here’s how I put them to use this week:
Monday: rest/travel day
Tuesday: strength routine in the hotel gym
I didn’t have the gym to myself but I did have the weights to myself!
Wednesday: 7 mile run to/in Central Park
I didn’t plan on running 7 miles, but when I got to the reservoir in Central Park I had to run around it. Those grey clouds gave way to rain before I made it back to my hotel, but seeing the last of the cherry blossoms was worth it!
Thursday: core strength routine at home
Friday: 2-ish mile walk to/from Starbucks in Kansas City
When I woke up Friday, I wanted fresh air more than I wanted to do a workout in the hotel gym. I wasn’t in an area conducive to running, but my Starbucks app showed me a Starbucks about 3/4 mile from my hotel, so I decided to walk there. My walk ended up being longer because the only sidewalk was on the other side of a busy road and I had to go out of my way to get to a traffic signal with a crosswalk. I love Starbucks, but even I will not risk getting hit by a car for a cup of coffee!
Saturday: 4.4 mile neighborhood run
I set my alarm so I could squeeze in a short run before I had to be at the Patent Office for a Girl Scout event. I was volunteering at a workshop to help Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts get the new “IP Badge”. It was really fun to talk to girls about being inventors, protecting inventions, and our cool careers in science and law. 😉
Do you have a Brownie or Girl Scout in your life?
The OTF near me finally has opened, so I kicked off my Mother’s Day with a free class. I’ve signed up for two more this week (part of their grand opening offer), so I’ll tell you more about my Orange Theory experience in newt week’s Weekly Wrap hosted by Holly and Tricia!
I have one more trip to NYC this week. While I am looking forward to another run in Central Park, I am glad that it is the last of my business travel for a while!
Do you have any tips or tricks to make packing easier?