Running Around: Travels Continue.

I returned back to Syracuse last week from my two weeks on the road, however I really didn’t get much time to stay at home… Monday I had a trip back to Albany, back on Tuesday, a trip to Southeastern PA and back on Wednesday (yes during our blizzard action), around town for the rest of the week. This gave me 3 days to try and catch up on everything at work and at home while also trying to continue to train for my triathlon, and pack up for my next trip.

Travel this time of year is always a bit crazy for me as everyone wants to cram in meetings before the farms have to start working in the fields again to raise crops for their animals.

I swear, the other people that have to travel in my work have a much better deal since most of them have spouses that can help with chores at home! Ah well, the story of a single young(er/ish) professional right? Although I am fully aware that I am the one that has pursued this life and all my crazy endeavors – although I might have overdone things as of late. Life has a funny way of showing you when you need to simplify things again!

The travels this week were all work related and since I avoid talking about work online, I guess the focus is back to my workouts. Some of you may be happy about that, and to the new followers that my series of posts from last week attracted – I’m sorry if you were hoping that this was completely a food issues related  blog. I will mention food and agriculture issues from time to time, but this space largely focuses of my athletic endeavors since I need an outlet to talk about things without driving my friends all crazy with my triathlon and running talk!

And with that, a quick recap of my past week of workouts:

  • Monday: REST DAY!
  • Tuesday: Swim Time Trial – getting faster – shaved 7 seconds off my 100 yd pace!
  • Wednesday: 1:30 Bike <– i.e. the torture of the bike trainer continues… Spring where are you?
  • Thursday: 1 Hour Run with Cruise Intervals
  • Friday: 2600 yd Swim in the morning and a 3 mile Fun Run with Brooks Running, and Fleet Feet (Reppin’ Ragnar!)
  • Saturday: 2:50 Brick – 2:20 Bike and 0:30 Run
  • Sunday: Missed workout – supposed to have a 1 hour 50 minute run but I just ran out of time between packing, laundry, and trying to pull my life together before starting my travels again!

All in all, I am SO ready for the weather to break. I’m not sure I can handle too many any more bike trainer rides. Bike riding inside is nothing like being outside and climbing and coasting the hills!

But on the bright side, I had some great runs, and a really great swim this week.

PLUS the run on Friday night with Fleet Feet for the official Brooks Transcend launch was lots of fun. I took the opportunity to wear some of my Ragnar gear and ended up talking to a lot of people about Ragnar Relay – I know I’ve said it before but I just love spreading the word about this amazing event!



As part of the event, I had the opportunity to wear a new pair of the Transcends – I am a major Brooks Running fan and have been wearing their shoes for all my running endeavors for the past 3 years, but I have to be honest, I did not love these shoes. They have a very different feel from the rest of the Brooks line up due to the larger toe box. They reminded me of the fit that a pair of New Balance would provide. I know this would be a big benefit for many, but I definitely like my shoes to have a more snug fit.

Still, it was a great event, and I really do appreciate Brooks and Fleet Feet providing the opportunity to really take these shoes for a spin! And for providing us with some sweet freeze-dried ice cream – tasted better than I expected (although I went into my tasting with VERY low expectations)!


And to wrap my post for the week, my phone photo dump:

The radar as I headed back North on Wednesday. The last part of my trip should have taken 30 minutes… it took almost an hour and a half thanks to the crazy winter storm – better safe(ish) than sorry!


My neighbor’s tree. In my yard. Amie’s Tree Removal Service coming right up! (I took this baby down on Saturday by myself, it was as tall as me but luckily fairly light weight!)


And I finally finally finally got to see this movie:


I may or may not have watched to more than once this weekend. I had to do something while stuck on the bike trainer on Saturday!! Plus I just love the costumes they use for these movies – AND I’m a total sucker for book series that have been turned into movies and TV shows, especially after I’ve read the books. I like to see how differently they can be interpreted!

Roxanne fully enjoyed a night without her little (BIG) brother on Saturday. Back to Queen of all things in our house, for a little while. First task, destroy all the toys.


And finally, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking around this concept these past few weeks.

20140316-225717.jpgAlthough it was pointed out to me that there is an exception to this rule: Snuggies. Snuggies are comfortable and are pretty great – touché Scotty, touché.

Well, I’m off to Kansas City for the first part of this week. I hope you all have a great Monday, a very Happy St. Patty’s Day & that you fully enjoy your week!



2 thoughts on “Running Around: Travels Continue.

  1. Christopher S. Malone says:

    Wow. How do you do it? I’m getting tired just reading it, but I’ll choose to live vicariously through you.

    The last quote, in my opinion, is true. No one is going to succeed or develop or create or…yadda, yadda, yadda… by following the familiar paths and comfort. Risks have to be taken. Life has to be lived, cherishing the good and bad.


    1. Amie says:

      Thanks for the comment (and sorry for the late reply!) – this concept is something that I wish many others would embrace. You learn so much by pushing outside your normal day to day. I loved the way you phrased it – cherish all experiences good and bad! Thanks for reading my lengthy posts!


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