I am in Lafayette, IN for a work trip this week. Actually, right now I am back in Indy for an early flight tomorrow morning. I arrived in Lafayette yesterday afternoon in business clothes, fully prepared to head straight to the office for a 2:30 p.m. meeting. Then as I was driving into town, I received a cancellation notice on my calendar for the afternoon meeting. The dealer guys that were coming to town from Canada were delayed and we wouldn’t be meeting until 5:15, right before dinner. Hmm…what to do now?! That took me about .2 seconds to figure out!!
Stop #1 Target!
I bought the greatest running shorts from Target about a month ago (last time I was on a business trip…apparently that is the only chance I have to shop!) I actually saw a review of C9 by Champion here which is what prompted me to go check ‘em out. And I LOVE them. I bought the Duo Dry Ventilated Shorts and have had some really sweaty runs in them with absolutely no chaffing. The only problem – after I wear them once, I refuse to wear them again until they are washed. I do not do dirty! So I went to get another pair aaaannnd also ended up with a super cute workout tank, a new swimsuit and a couple of other standard tanks. Oh and some Swedish fish J
Stop #2 Pool!
What?! An afternoon off with nothing to do? What else would I do, but squeeze in another workout?! Since I used to live in Lafayette (for 3 months, about 5 years ago), I knew that the International Sports Club, which happens to be 2 blocks from my hotel, has a lap pool. And since I never travel without my goggles, cap and suit, I was ready for a 2500-yard steady state swim!
What I didn’t remember was that the pool was pretty disgusting and only had 3 lanes. Oh well, it was empty and was only $10 to swim and I now can get away with only 1 workout on Saturday, instead of squeezing a double! Yay!
I got some work done in the afternoon before our meetings then we had a nice, quiet dinner at 9 Irish Brothers.
This morning I woke up to 65* temps for my a.m. run!! It was awesome to have a cool, humidity-free 50 min. run on pancake flat terrain! I think I was super speedy, and since my not-so-trusty Garmin decided to shut itself off then turn back on magically with 5 min. left, I will just tell myself I was!! Oh and I wore my new running digs!