I’ve got a lot of traveling going on this month, both work-related and personal. I kicked off my series of travels earlier this week with an overnight trip to Virginia Beach for work. It was one of those trips where you get where you need to be around bedtime, and are out of the hotel by sun up the next day. Unfortunately, that did not leave me anytime for a boardwalk or other beach-related run. Bummer.
Luckily, I’ll be back at the beach again for work in April. That trip will be a week long, so I’ll definitely be getting some miles on the boardwalk and hopefully on the trails at the nearby state park!
On Sunday I am driving down to Raleigh, North Carolina, for the week for work. It looks like my hotel is about a mile away from Raleigh’s extensive trail system, so I am looking forward to checking that out! It shouldn’t be a problem to meet my workout goals this coming week.
Once I get home from Raleigh, I’ll be home for a day (Valentine’s Day, in fact). Then I’ll be heading up to the DC area for an overnight trip to have a permanent crown put on my tooth. I’ll be glad to have that whole saga over with! The day after I get home from that, I have a work meeting in Richmond. I’m driving there and back in the same day, for 8 hours total of driving. Then the day after that I have a work meeting in Roanoke, so I’ll be running back up the interstate. Only two hours of driving that time, though.
After all of that driving I’ll be home for about a day and a half before I make the three hour trek to hang out with my best friend for the weekend. We’ve been needing a girls weekend for awhile and I’m looking forward to it!
Finally, the last weekend in February I have my second trail race of the RNUTS Series in Roanoke on Saturday and Barry is running a half marathon in Roanoke on Sunday. Whew! All of this traveling is by car, and that’s a lot of hours of driving. I always pack road trip snacks. Sometimes I don’t eat them at all, and other times they’re the lifeline that keeps me awake.
I usually listen to audiobooks in the car, but on my round trip to Virginia Beach earlier this week I listened to the entire Serial podcast I’ve been hearing so much about. You can do that when you drive for 12 hours, split between two days. If you’re not familiar, Serial is a podcast (like a radio show) that explores a nonfiction story over a series of episodes. In this case, it’s about a teenager that was convicted of the murder of his ex-girlfriend in Maryland in 1999. He’s still in prison today. I’m really torn about what to think. I found the ending unsatisfying and the lack of facts in the whole thing is frustrating. It sounds like there will be a season 2 later this year.
In the meantime, I think I’ll check out other podcasts that have been recommended to me during my travels over the next three weeks. By the time I make it through, I will have felt like I’ve been everywhere for sure! I’m looking forward to a quiet March. 🙂
Do you travel for work?
Do you pack snacks when you travel?
Have you listened to Serial? What do you think?