Bon Voyage!

People, today I escape The Tundra for warmer climes.

Not that my poor skin even knows what it’s like to feel the sunlight anymore.

Today, we change that.

I’ve spent the last 24 hours as a Picture of Industry: Laundering.  Packing.  Cleaning.  Blogging.  Like nesting in reverse, really.

But I’ll be the first to admit that it’s always easier to leave when you know what you’re coming home to. 🙂

So, what you’re reading this week from here on out has been auto-posted.  I only say that because I don’t want y’all to think I’m being ridiculous and paying like, $4 a minute at the internet cafe on the ship when I could be busy sipping cocktails and tanning.

Rather, I’m about to take a brief sojourn out of the country with a passport picture that looks nothing like me.  Lest y’all think I’m being dramatic, close your eyes and imagine an 17 year-old with ash-blonde hair and no makeup on.

Yes, this is the best of all possible ideas.

So what went into the suitcase?


One skill it’s safe to say that I’ve mastered since our trip to Hawaii, is the art of packing travel snacks.

Armed to the teeth, people.

With a stash like that I should probably be expecting to perform Epic Feats of Strength.


Because boredom on vacation is Public Enemy #1, I’ve been stashing ALL of my January issues.

I can’t wait.  In addition to hiding them beneath the coffee table, I’ve been having to say no at the salon and every other place that magazines end up casually fanned-out for the passerby.  Temptation is a cruel mistress.

Plus, magazines are perfect for travel because you can ditch them without remorse when you’re done.

Workout Gear.

Strangely enough, my biggest dilemma was whether or not to pack workout clothes for the trip.  I know that healthy living bloggers are split on the issue of whether or not to attempt Fitness on vacation.

That being said, I really don’t know what it’s like to take more than a day off from running.  It hasn’t happened since October after my last big race.

I’m afraid.

So I sucked it up, packed the gear (thank God running clothes are light!) and have come to the determination that if the worst that happens is my gear sits unused in my suitcase, so be it.

Do you workout when you’re on vacation?


18 responses to “Bon Voyage!

  1. Have a great vacay!

  2. Have a good vacation!! I usually do workout on vacation, but since I havent gone on many vacations Im not much of an example. I go to my daddys alot for vacation so I ofcourse workout there. When the hubby and I went on our honeymoon I didnt workout simply because we walked EVERYWHERE.

  3. I’m impressed.

    Have fun!!!

  4. Have tons of fun, Girl! This time last year, I was also headed out of Minnesota on a cruise. Hope you have warm and pleasant weather!

    And, your plans for working out sound legit to me. That way, if you do feel the urge to workout, you’re prepared. If you don’t, there will be be no regrets. That’s just a mantra to live by.

  5. Snacks when traveling: possibly the best travel advice ever.
    We tend to have pretty active holidays, so I don’t usually do regular workouts in addition. Enjoy yours!

  6. Woohoo!!! Excited for you girl 🙂
    I do workout on vacation – but only if I feel like it and only if it’s convenient. And I try to make the most of my evironment!

  7. I think that when I went to Argentina this summer, half of what we packed was snacks. This turned out to be essential, because the friend we were visiting insisted on us dining on an Argentine schedule. Which meant dinner around 9 or 10pm. Couple that with walking most everywhere at an incredibly brisk pace on crumbling sidewalks, and you can understand why we vacationed with general feelings of famished-ness.

  8. Have fun!!! (Like that’ll be hard :P)

  9. Have fun! Working out on vacation depends on where I’m going and staying. One thing is for sure- my workouts are never long or strenuous on vacation 🙂

  10. Yay for vacation! I’ll miss you this week Kat! Have lots of fun. Can’t wait to read all about it when you get back. And, yes, I usually workout on my vacations. Not necessarily as much or as often.

  11. I am extremely jealous of you! That is also some nice packing. Have a fun vacation!

  12. Nice snack stash! Totally EVERYTHING I would take too!

  13. It’s nice to see I’m not the only one who stockpiles magazines before trips! Granted, it’s partially because I’m cheap and my articles end up becoming outdated, but still!

    Have an amazing time!

  14. I try to do a few smaller work outs in the morning, while on vacation. However, if I can’t get up or get to busy doing fun things I don’t stress, the gym will be there when I get back! Have a great vacation!!!!

  15. I workout very well on vacations because of the ease of gym facilities being really close. Have a great vacation!

  16. I try to workout on vacation, but I definitely don’t do as much and take it easy:)

  17. Wow great planning, impressive. Have a great vacation. And no, I don’t workout on vacation, although our last two “vacations” have been with our son to Walt Disney World, which is a workout in itself.

  18. I definitely work out on vacation because it’s hard enough to enter reality after a vacay, but it’s worse if the workouts have been abandoned, as well. Have a great trip!

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