First: I just got back from a basic maintenance run. This is what the bulk of my running workouts can be classified as – basic bodily maintenance. Unlike a lot of other runners, I’m not trying to improve my time, distance, or, really anything. I’m just running because it needs to be done and checked off on my list. I think it’s important to know that exercise doesn’t have to be an all-out balls-to-the-wall intense-focus session all the time. Or even most of the time. Sometimes it just needs to be done so you can move on to the next item on your agenda for the day. I got out, I ran ~3ish miles, and now I’m gonna shower and get on with my day.
Next: I haven’t been posting as much lately because I’ve been working on some other projects which may or may not bear fruit in the coming months. I’ll try not to go dark on you for too long – don’t drop me! I’ll still be checking in! Working on managing my health and weight isn’t something I’m ever going to stop doing, even when I’m not writing about it as much I’m still doing it.
Finally: I’m going on a cruise this summer for the first time ever. My pal Rick Steves says some people gain up to a pound a day on cruises. EGAD! Not me (I hope)! But, since I have no idea what to expect – hit me with your best tips on how to avoid the gain and eat healthily on a cruise! Will I have access to fruits and veggies throughout the day, or is it going to be a cream-and-butter drenched fiesta of temptation all day every day? How do you balance vacation with smart choices when you’re a captive audience to a cruise chef?