Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Altitude Changes and Vacation

First of all, a big THANKS to Tara for featuring me on her blog, Dashing in Pearls!  Go check her out!!

Next week we leave for Red River, NM, and I couldn't be more excited!  This is an annual trip that we take with Justin's family every year.  This is our last year to go in July; next year we are going in August.  It's a really relaxing trip.  We fish and hike, and basically do whatever we want!  The best part is that there's no television.  I happen to be rather addicted to TV, and I actually find it super nice to not have that option.  I'm super pumped to read some of my new running books and finish re-reading the seventh Harry Potter book!  I cannot WAIT until July 15.

So here's the deal though: Red River is at about 9,000 feet.  Bloomington is at about 800.  I don't want to lose any momentum with running, but I also don't want to have a heart attack.  I'm thinking that I'll be there for a few days and then go back to week one of C25k and just do three days of that.  Week One is run 60 seconds, walk 90 seconds, for 20 minutes.  I also plan on doing a lot of hiking, so I'll get in some good fitness there.

After New Mexico I am heading to Dallas and Midland for Stephanie's (red sunglasses in above picture) wedding.  I'm so very happy for her and really excited about her wedding because if it is anything like Stephanie it's going to be amazing!  But I am concerned about food- I know that we'll probably be eating out a fair amount, and I really want to stay on track with eating healthily.

So what are some tips you have for running at a different altitude and for making healthy choices about food when at a big celebration?

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know Stephanie was engaged!! Congrats to her :)

    Have fun on your trip! I haven't ever run at a different elevation so I have no advice for that. My advice for food is to eat slowly and start with the healthier choices. By the time you make it to the unhealthy choices, you'll be fuller (is that a word?) and less likely to eat so much!