Fitness Travel Weekend


October 30, 2022

About to head home! We had a fun trip that felt like a total time warp whirlwind, and I’m glad we came. This trip was not really tourism-focused but it was fun to explore parts of Seattle nevertheless! We ate some great pho, went to the original Nordstrom, and yes — I did purchase a Patagonia jacket though I actually went with the “down sweater” because I wanted more warmth than the nano puff. Hopefully I won’t regret it!

plan to bring this on trips to cold places for the rest of my life

We had a lovely time at the bar mitzvah festivities and Josh got to spend a good amount of time with his friend which was great. We did a 2023 planning session (yay!) and Josh and I recorded a podcast episode together, so hopefully that will turn out well (will be out a week from tomorrow).

Weekly Workout Report

It’s Sunday, so time for another workout report. And here’s a hotel gym selfie that makes me think of similar pix from Coco.

the W gym was great

M: 3 mi @ 10:10/mi (68F / 94%)

T: 30 min full body strength with Jess Sims + 2 mi walk (at work)

W: 6.5 mi with 4 mi progression: 2 mi warmup @ 11:00/mi, progression miles: mile 1 @ 9:15, mile 2 @ 9:10, mile 3 @ 9:04, mile 4 @ 8:59, 0.5 mi cooldown. (64F / 94%)

R: 10 mi long run @ 10:39/mi ave (67F / 90%)

F: 4 mi treadmill run @ 10:00/mi, 0.5% incline + 20 min Becs Gentry strength for runners

S: 3.5 mi treadmill hill run – pace 10:00/mi, incline intervals 4 x (30s / rest / 75s / rest) at 3-4.5% incline

S: rest because about to spend the entire day on a plane!

Total = 5 runs (27 mi) + 2 strength

Back to Reality

Re-entry is going to be a bit rough because tomorrow is Halloween AND I have a full patient day. On the plus side I think I’m tired enough that the switch back to Eastern time won’t be too bad? Maybe?

The kids have no school November 1 which was quite strategic of the school.

Happy Sunday!


  • Reply Sophie October 30, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    Glad you had fun! Jacket looks and sounds great. I have a down vest I adore, have had it for a decade and it still looks new.
    Excited that Josh will be a guest on BLP! Looking forward to hearing his perspective.

    • Reply Ashley October 31, 2022 at 10:28 am

      I really like the color! Unfortunately, Patagonia doesn’t seem to fit me well, so I’ll have to admire from afar.

  • Reply MommyAttorney October 30, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Glad you enjoyed Alaska Airlines. It’s also my favorite airline.

  • Reply Coco October 30, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    love workout recap.i’ll start doing it too. you look so strong in that gym pic! love it!
    post vacation getting back to reality is always hard…. hope you get a smooth one.

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