1- Time disorientation!
I am super time disoriented right now! We took an evening flight (~6p – 12:30a which was 9:30p Seattle time) and when we crashed into bed it was something like 2a eastern. Somehow I slept until 7a here (10a at home?!) and right now I am basically unsure of where I am and what time it is. Not to mention the shock of going from FL sun and 80 degree days to PNW fall which is very cold from my standpoint.
It was an easy flight though and my first time flying Alaska Airlines – I am now a fan!
And, not complaining about any of the above – this is a fun adventure and I feel really lucky to be able to do it. (We are here for my husband’s college BFF’s son’s bar mitzvah!).
2- Workout juggling
Do you juggle your workouts when you travel? I did my 10 mi long run yesterday knowing it would be hard to get in this weekend. I actually think weekday longer runs make some sense for me now that I am part time. Thursday is pretty ideal because Josh takes the kids to school that morning and if I leave the whole routine to him that day I could still finish relatively early. On weekends when I run long sometimes I struggle with lower energy during the day but this is less important on a random Thursday! Things to ponder.
3- Winter gear
I am still totally going to the Patagonia store (so thank you for the nano puff vs micro puff recs). Shout out to Beth who has some great ski gear related posts on her site, including this one! I remember growing up that skiing while comfortable vs skiing while cold/wet were two entirely different experiences so I really want to make sure we are prepared for our trip.
4- In flight entertainment
I finished my book (On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi — fun romance novel starring a medical student doing her clinical rotations!) and then watched 4 episodes of The Good Place before falling asleep. The latter was available on Alaska AIr’s free entertainment and I have to say, I WAS ENTERTAINED. Now I want to watch it all (also Handmaid’s Tale, also White Lotus, also read all the books – sigh).
5- Podcast rec for the runners:
Loved listening to Ali on the Run interview Meghann Featherstun. This made me want to eat more carbs. Umm, bring on the bagels? Would that seriously help me run faster? Maybe?
(I am not afraid of carbs whatsoever but I do feel like my favorite macronutrient is FAT and when I’ve done tracking on rare occasions, I definitely do not hit the 55% carbs she recommends. Mostly because I’m too busy eating peanut butter and cheese . . .)