Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Travel, travel, travel

Sorry guys, I only wrote 8 posts in April! Turns out I had to go on three work trips this month which has put a damper on my blogging and my training for the Indy 500 Festival Mini Marathon this weekend. I'll be able to run the 13.1 of course, but my New Years goal for a PR is probably not going to happen (unless the weather is perfect and my legs feel amazing). Anyway, here are some pictures from my travels!

This is the "Lavra" in Kiev Ukraine, a historic pilgrimage site for Orthodox Christians. You can see the city on the other side of the river.

Travel Tip! Starbucks at the airport (at least at O'Hare) will give you free hot water if you ask for it. Just bring your own organic green tea bag. Extra points if you bring your own mug!

While on business in Washington, DC, I visited Crossfit South Arlington for a morning WOD. They have a huge gym in a very open space and great programming. They post workouts months in advance so you can plan your WODs and progress. I think this makes something like a back squat program much easier to track and it would be great for planning my running or Crossfit endurance schedule. The gym is really close all of the hotels by Reagan Airport and Crystal City so check them out if you're in town on business or live in Arlington! Cost for a drop in class is $20, or $50 for the week. Less expensive monthly memberships are also available.

Did you travel anywhere in April?


  1. I just stopped and stared at your photo of Ukraine for a while. Gorgeous! Thanks for the starbucks tip! And nice dedication to getting in your crossfit!

    No travel for me sadly.

    1. I'm glad you like the photo! My iPhone barely captured the beautiful view.


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