I spent last week in downtown Miami. It wasn’t my first business trip to Miami, but it had been a few years since I’ve visited our Miami office. The first thing I learned–or relearned–is that downtown Miami is nothing like South Beach.
I usually crop out the details from my phone,
but I wanted proof that it was this hot–feels like 92!–this early in the day.
Downtown Miami is a business district with a decent Starbucks, a great Whole Foods, a few expense-account level restaurants, and a very few other places to eat. It’s too far from the shore to benefit from any ocean breezes. Even at 5:00 am the humidity was stifling.
Monday I had the hotel gym to myself and did this strength circuit from Tamara plus a few other moves.
Tuesday there were several people in the gym, but I was the first to claim one of the treadmills. I decided to take advantage of the “lap” display and did a track-inspired workout with two mile repeats at mph.
Thursday I had the gym to myself again. I pounded out this tough treadmill workout with a warm-up, cool down, and recovery lap between each hard lap.
I actually did the first fast lap at 7.5 mph and that was WAY too fast.
7.3 mph was hard but doable.
Friday ended up bring a rest day. I had a 7 am flight home and planned to go to Orange Theory Fitness in the afternoon, but my son’s girlfriend’s flight home was cancelled so I rescued her from the airport instead. Yes, I did her a favor, but I didn’t mind the extra time in the car chatting with my son!
Saturday I dropped her off at the airport for her second-chance flight, and then headed to the shadiest path I could think of–which happens to be the hilly path I conquered on my bike two weeks ago.
It really wasn’t that hot compared to Miami,
but I decided I needed to recover with an ice bath.
After the initial shock it felt pretty good.
Sunday: 45 min indoor cycling at Revolve.
It was nice enough for a ride outside, but I opted for indoor cycling to fit other fun and chores into my day.
The worst part of this business trip was learning that I have to go back in two weeks! I will have to keep up my hotel gym mojo for next time!
How did you beat the heat this week?