Sunday, November 16, 2008

Let the Cross-Training Begin

60 mins. elliptical
15 mins. abs/core

Chelsea got up pretty early to head out to her flight instructor certification class, so I decided to get up as well and make my way over to the Westin Bellevue, my home for the majority of the week. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to check in at 9am, but thought at the very least I could stow my bags and grab a workout in their fitness center in the interim. Turns out not only did they have a room available, but they gave me a free upgrade. Mountain view AND water view, bitches.

I changed clothes and headed down to the fitness center, which was quite nice. Since I had the availability of (free) cross-training equipment while here, I decided to truly allow my foot to rest and take a break from running during the entire trip. While the elliptical may be one of the most boring machines ever invented, it does get the heart rate up (and there was a TV on every machine, so at least I had some distraction.)

About halfway through my workout I took a call from Jordan, who was at the Tulsa Marathon with some friends. He and Scotty D had just helped pace their friend Jerry to an unprecedented 2:27 victory and were enjoying the afterglow of their success. I'm pretty sure that's the first time I've ever uttered the words "Do you have a sober driver?" at 9:30 in the morning (11:30 their time, but that's hardly the point).


Unknown said...

can't drink all day unless you start in the morning.