Sticking to your fitness routine when traveling

May 22, 2015|Posted in: Career, Health, Personal, Running, Workouts

Last week, I traveled to Burlington, Vermont for work. I never thought I would visit Vermont simply because I don’t know anyone there and it’s also not on the way to places I would typically go. However, that is the region I do work for so I found myself there!

I had a little bit of a chaotic day getting there. My laptop decided to stop working as I was leaving and my flight ended up being really delayed so I didn’t get to Vermont until around 1:30 am. Yikes! Luckily, my meetings didn’t start until noon the following day but I still had some work to do in the morning. I thought I might get a little extra sleep (I normally wake up around 5 am) but my body decided otherwise. Even though I was extremely tired, I just couldn’t seem to sleep past my normal time. Don’t you love that?

So I decided to head out for a run before the day began. This is something I actually really enjoy about traveling. I know some people think it’s crazy to try and work out or run when traveling for work or even for vacation but I think it’s great. I feel so much better when I get some exercise in no matter where I am. Plus, when I go for a run in a new city, it’s a great chance to be able to see more of it in a whole different way!

I was staying at the Hotel Vermont (great hotel by the way) which is right in downtown Burlington. I could see a beautiful lake out my window and knew I would have to venture out there for my run. I set out to explore Burlington on speedy foot.
Turns out, it’s beautiful there! I ended up stumbling upon a perfect little running path and was super excited. I took some pictures along my run so you can enjoy the views too.








I had no idea that Vermont was such a beautiful place. I’m glad I got to see it from this perspective.
It’s possible to still maintain a fitness routine on the road. Make it fun and about exploring new places. The next morning I even got up to do some push-ups, squats, and crunches. A little bit goes a long way and I felt so much more refreshed and ready for meetings after (even though I was still a wee bit tired from that 1:30 am arrival time, yikes!)

Always check if your hotel has a gym too. Most of them do. The hotel I was at did and they even hosted yoga classes at certain times.

The work trip was mostly all about work of course but I’m glad I got a short little break just for me and got to see a little bit of the place I was in.

Here are a few pictures of the downtown area too:



If you are ever in Burlington, check out Hotel Vermont and make sure to go for a run or walk outside! Don’t let that fitness slip on the road!

I want to encourage you to follow along in my health journey through what I learn and experience. I hope there is something you can take away from Fit Busy Female that inspires you to start taking control of your health and feeling better every day.

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