Home sweet home

Just got back from a long weekend in Omaha and a wonderful weekend it was.  My sister and husband are a great couple to hang out with.  We did some stuff with the kids and stuff together but still had moments to rest and relax.  They took us out to an amazing Spanish (not Mexican) restaurant and that presented new flavors I had never tasted.  So good, especially the lamb.  You order about 3 things per person and then everyone gets to sample something off each plate.  Sooo good.

I actually got some exercise in over the weekend.  Really good exercise.  On Saturday my sister brought me to the AF base’s workout hanger.   It was like a huge workout center with everything one could want.  I first ran a mile on the indoor cushioned track.  Then I spent some time on the weight machines working my abs, upper arms and chest.  Then I spent 25 minutes on a stair climber and then 15 on a rowing machine.  I capped it off with another 1 mile run on the track and then 50 ab crunches.  A hour and a half workout, no air-conditioning, and I loved it.  Sunday I went for a 5.5 – 6 mile run on a trail.  It’s a bit warmer down there so I was working hard but missing my heart rate monitor.  I hit the same trail this morning and found a spot to do my sprints.  But I could only do 6.  It’s a concrete trail with no side track and my left ankle is feeling it pretty good right now.  Even though the gravel wears my shoes out faster it is so much easier on the joints, I just never knew it before.

Eating was pretty good, my sister and her husband know how to cook and eat right.  My brother-in-law is a great cook and we had the best pork chops off the grill yesterday.  There were a couple exceptions that were made over the weekend.  Yesterday it was a sandwich at Jimmy Johns that wasn’t the greatest for the diet and today we ate at McD’s on the way back today as I had an Angus burger that I wanted to try (not that good at all) and then shared my fries with the whole family.

So a very good weekend indeed and looking forward to getting back into the swing of things this week before a not so fun time on Friday.  This is going to be one interesting month.

3 thoughts on “Home sweet home

  1. South Beach Steve

    Not so fun time on Friday? Have I missed something?

    It sounds like you had a great time with your sister and her family. That is pretty awesome to be so close to her. The AFB workout center sounds great. If we all had access to that all the time, how easy working out would be, especially the cushioned track.

    Make it a great day!

  2. beej

    Sounds like a great weekend! It’s always great to find new cuisines to try and adapt into home recipes–it helps to create that variety that’s so nice. Also, great news taht you were able to get your exercise in while you were away from home.

    Here’s to a great week!

  3. RobFitness

    Glad to hear that you were able to have some fun and relax too. getting exercise in while vacationing can be hard but if you say determined, like you did, it is possible. So which type of running do you prefer, trail or track? Keep up the good work.


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