Hi! I am currently camped out in the Punta Cana airport with two hours left to go before my flight departs. They like to get you here reaaallllyyy early which can be good when the airport is a zoo but today it was smooth sailing. This is the first time I’ve ever had a really smooth airport experience in my three times flying in and out of Punta Cana. They just opened a brand new terminal that is one thousand times nicer than it used to be. Thankfully, US Air is serviced by this new terminal.
I still got to soak up a few more hours of beach time this morning with a walk and some time by the pool finishing this book. One of my friends brought it along and finished it so I picked it up yesterday. It sucked me in and I finished it in one day but I didn’t love it. I usually love Emily Griffin and have read all of her books but this one didn’t do it for me. From the feedback I received on Instagram, neither did many others! She’s still a great author and I love her writing style…I just didn’t like the story in this one.
After I finished my book I got packed up to head to the airport. We got here right at lunch time and the options were Wendy’s or Nathan’s Hot Dogs.
After five days of drinking, snacking and eating “just okay” resort food, those options sounded less than appealing. I made my own lunch of a Larabar from my bag along with a banana and yogurt purchased from a store. I’m still hungry and I have more bars and nuts in my bag to get me through the return trip but what I really need is a meal. I am ready to get back in my kitchen to cook a good dinner tonight!
Here’s a quick look at workouts this week before I board my flight.
20 push press (65#)
30 calorie row
I got this workout from my old coach and friend Sean. He posts CrossFit programming regularly on his blog so I always check it out for workout inspiration. While this workout looked tough, I didn’t expect it to absolutely crush me. 65# was the RX weight for females for the push press and 20 of them at a time was challenging for me. The push press coupled with the burpees and rowing kept my heart rate through the roof for the entire duration of the workout. It took me a little over 18 minutes to finish and was the first workout in several months that left me on the floor after. I had to teach a yoga private right after finishing and my arms were shaking when I tried to lift them over my head.
Hot Yoga + CrossFit
After Monday’s workout, I audibly groaned during my first jump back for chaturanga during my yoga practice. I avoided upper body work later that night when I got a quick WOD in and went for five rounds of 20 double unders, 15 deadlifts (105#) and 10 v-ups.
Run + Squats
I got up at “regular time” (4:50 a.m.) to go to the gym but instead of training clients, I worked out myself. I NEVER workout this early in the morning (I fully accept and own that I am not an early morning workout person) but it was my only chance to get it in before we left for our trip. I did three miles of treadmill sprint and hill intervals and then back squats and abs.
I put my girlfriends through my Running 500 workout outside in Punta Cana. It was a sweat fest.
One of my friends took us through a 60-minute power yoga class poolside. It was pretty sweet!
3.1 mile run + weights
I ran three miles outside around the resort and then came in the gym for four sets of 15 dumbbell front squats, 5 heavy dumbbell single arm snatches on each side and 10 push ups.
1 hour beach walk
Active rest to soak up our last morning and wrap up a week of good workouts! There was a crazy storm last night so a ton of seaweed had washed up on the beach.
Time to head back to CLT. Enjoy the rest of your Super Bowl Sunday! We don’t arrive back until the middle of the Super Bowl so I think we’ll miss most of it.
What is your “go-to” airport meal choice when options are limited?
What was your hardest workout this week?
Any fun Super Bowl plans?