Friday, May 30, 2014

Fit Runner in Flight

 
 
The theme of this Friday 5 is "Things in my gym bag". I have to be honest, I don't  have a gym bag because  with my crazy schedule of flying all the time, I don't go to the gym.  But shhhhh don't tell anybody.  When I  have some longer overnights at work, I do try to go to the fitness center. So for now I will share 5 things that I always carry in my roller board!



Gps- I am so happy that it has finally been nice everywhere I go for work. I have been getting better runs in with this beautiful weather. As long as I have my gps I know the distance I am going, even if it is up and down industrial roads. Sometimes I luck out and find a great running path near our hotel.
 



Ipod- This one I know can go both ways, but for me I need my ipod when I go for a run. When I do run with friends I never wear it, but when I am traveling I am also running solo so my ipod is a must.

 
 
Ipad- As much as I love going outside for my runs sometimes there is inclimate weather and I am not able to. That's where my Ipad comes in handy. I can take it to the gym with me and prop it up on the treadmill, watch a tv episode I have downloaded, and before you know it, my run is finished.  I also have great workout videos downloaded that I can do right in my hotel room.
 
 
The stick- As much as I love my foam roller it is not packing friendly. So I pack the next best thing, The Stick. After my workout I use this and I don't feel as sore the next day at work. I know many people have questioned this and YES, the Stick can go in your carry on luggage!
 

Resistance bands- There are so many great strength moves you can do with these bands. And they are so easy to pack. It's another great workout you can do right in your hotel room. 

There is no excuse you can't get a great workout in while traveling. Do you pack any of these things while traveling? 
 
                         Is anyone Traveling this weekend?  Have a great Friday Friends!



58 comments:

  1. No travel for me this weekend but C is at her college reunion. I will be doing a long run with buddies from my running group tomorrow. By the way, I also use the "stick". It is a great tool in addition to a foam roller!

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    1. My sister was hoping to meet up with her but knows that she will be very busy this wkend. Have a great run. I have to work so I did my long run this morning. Yes, gotta love the stick!

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  2. I'm traveling to a work conference in Orlando this weekend, but I'm close enough to drive, so no chance of running into you on a plane! :) I'm taking my stick with me and hoping to find a good place to run while I'm there!

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    1. As much as I love flying. It's a good feeling when you know you are driving. Less chance of delays:) Goodluck on finding a place to run. I'm sure you won't have a problem.

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  4. Good to know about the stick! You're right, it's definitely easier to pack than a foam roller!

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  5. the ipad is a must when you have to hit the dreadmill! I love the stick as well. I also have a travel size foam roller that I love. #FridayFive Confessions of A Mother Runner

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    1. Yes, the iPad definitely passes the time. I should look into that travel size foam roller.

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    2. I'm about to go buy the travel foam roller! Love the resistance bands too.

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  6. I wondered about the Stick last year because going through TSA at DFW, I got stopped and they wanted to look at it. I was able to keep it and TSA in Portland didn't blink at it.

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    1. I have heard that some TSA has stopped passengers to see what it was, but it is definitely allowed.

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  7. I like to foam roll after runs, but I've tried the stick before and was surprised how different it felt. I haven't plunged into purchasing one yet because I'm not sure I would use it consistently. It felt good when I got to try one though!

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    1. I don't use it as much when I am at home because I have the foam roller. But love it when I travel.

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  8. Always great to take that stuff with you. I'm always in favor of using tech to compliment it.

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  9. I love my stick, it works wonders!

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  10. I'm always nervous to watch my ipad while on the treadmill. At my gym, the treadmills don't all have one of those book holder things, so I'm scared it'll fall, then I'd trip and it'd be one big mess. ;) When I travel, I pretty much always bring my running gear, so I made a zippered cotton bag to put my shoes in so they don't touch the rest of my clothes. :)

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    1. I know what you mean. Some treadmills don't have that spot to place iPad on. That's where my iPod comes in play or hopefully they have a working tv in the gym. Great idea for you shoes. I usually just put them in a plastic bag.

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    2. If you send me some measurements of your shoes, I'd be happy to make you a bag for them. :)

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  11. i love that you bring resistance bands...I may have to add that to my travel bag as well!!

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    1. When I get to hotels after a long day and don't feel like going to the gym. These are perfect. There is no excuse for not getting a quick workout in.

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  12. I always pack my stick too! That thing is a miracle worker!

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    1. Yes I really like it. It hardly takes any room up in your bag.

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  13. Great idea to bring your own resistance bands! There are only a few at my gym and they're always taken!

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  14. That's so great that you have the motivation to workout in new towns and take these things with you. I've never tried the stick, but keep meaning to look into getting myself one. No traveling for me this weekend, and for once, no races. Whatever will I do with myself? haha. Sleep in! Have a great weekend!

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    1. I always try to do something while on the road. It's fun to be able to get to run in different cities. A great way to check out the area. I really like traveling with my stick.

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  15. Exercising while traveling is tough! So kudos for sticking to some kind of regimen. Resistance bands are great because they are small and light - perfect for on the go. I have something similar on my blog today.

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    1. Yes it can be hard to be motivated to get a workout in after working a long day, but I try to do something. It always makes me feel better afterwards. I'll be sure to check out your blog today. Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Why did I never think to travel with resistance bands?? So smart!
    Major kudos to you for having such a stellar fitness motivation while you are traveling! Traveling always wipes me out and I don't feel like doing much of anything.

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    1. Oh I hear ya there! There are many times when I don't want to, but know that I always feel better when I do.

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  17. Your Garmin is so cute - I love the color. It makes me want a new one. :) I'm traveling soon and you just reminded me that resistance bands are a great thing to pack.

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    1. Thanks. I love it. It is so simple. I don't need all those bells and whistles of other GPS. Happy to help with a travel tip:)

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  18. When I'm at a hotel, I like to use the gym and to go outside and run so I can see new places. Lots of fun!

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  19. Yes me too. Time always goes by so much faster when you are running outside visiting new places.

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  20. I need my ipod & gps as well! Makes it so nice to track distance in a strange area.

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    1. Same here! I cannot do a run by myself without my iPod. Yes, I know with all the unfamiliar places I run, it is nice to know how far I go.

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  21. I need to buy a stick like that. I just have my foam roller and you're right, it isn't that travel-friendly. :S I love how you have your 26.2 on your luggage. ;) Mine's on the bumper of my car, along with two other running stickers, lol.

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  22. Thanks! I have my Boston one on my bag. It strikes up quite the conversations at the airport. I do have several ones on my car too:)

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  23. I have the same Garmin! Love it! And I am dying to try out The Stick. My birthday is coming up and I just might ask for it!

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    1. Me too! It is so simple. That would be a great birthday gift!

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  24. love my garmin (i have the same one) and have traveled with my (small) foam roller before. the stick is much more travel friendly!

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  25. I've started packing resistance bands for work traveling too! And I need to get one of those sticks or rollers...

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  26. I love resistance bands...and they take up such little space! Haha the stick must be a great conversation piece going through Security at the airport...then again they've probably seen much worse....

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  27. I have the same items! :) Which reminds me...I really should use those resistance bands more often!

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  28. This was a really great post! There are no excuses for working out! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  29. Resistance bands are great to carry with you. Fun post!

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  30. I need to work out more while traveling. I'd bring my Nike+ watch to make sure I can schedule a run. Have you ever had trouble bringing the stick in the airport?

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  31. Really good idea about taking your iPad to the gym and watching something while on the treadmill! I use my iPad a lot to watch fitness videos online at home.

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  32. Great list. Some of these are on my wish list. Still need to invest in a GPS watch and I know I should already have a foam roller / stick, but just haven't done it yet.

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  33. The Stick is a must when traveling - though I have run in to problems occasionally with it at airports. I wonder if it depends on the airline?

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  34. I have a travel size stick for carryon, as well as a resistance band, stretch rope, foot rubz ball and trigger point ball (those always travel). When we checked bags, DH brought his big foam roller as well and the black trigger point stick!

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  35. Oooh, the stick! I'm thinking about buying a travel sized one as well as a travel sized trigger point roller for my upcoming Florida extravaganza!

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  36. There's some great stuff in your bag! It's been a long time since I've pulled out my resistance bands - I think I'll go toss one in my bag right now. Thanks for the reminder!

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  37. I got a stick for traveling, too! It seemed ridiculous to keep toting around the foam roller haha!

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