WORKOUT – TM run
8.0 miles/62 mins
The thing I love about 24 Hour Fitness, and I’ve said this a bunch of times (hey look at me, I’ma broken record!) is that you can go to so many locations across the country with your membership.
For someone who travels regularly, that’s worth the $22/month in membership fees to me. Plus, I’ve been running on the treadmill more lately. Yes, it’s boring (I try to watch the news instead of listen to music which is even more boring) but it’s mindless, safe, climate controlled and easy to do speed work.
Why am I defending the treadmill right now?! What do you think…
Treadmill: Lover or Hater?
So this morning I went to one in Portland (after getting royally lost and taking about 45 minutes to find the place that was 6 minutes away) and ran for an hour.
After saying goodbyes to everyone, my mom and I drove to Portland and checked into a hotel. We searched around and wheeled and dealed for a cheap, clean place with airport parking and a shuttle.
It’s nice for the price and only a couple miles from the airport. And my mom’s sparkle fingers want to wave hello:
We dumped off all our stuff and then drove to Pizzicato Pizza in Westmoreland; we had planned on going to a little sushi joint nearby, but it was super busy so we did Italian instead.
We each had a small salad to start:
I had the Arugula Pear and my mom had the Chinese Chop. We were talking about salads (you know, normal dinner conversation) and I was saying how I love salads but don’t like any sort of Chinese salad… mandarin oranges, the crispy noodles, none of that for me.
And then we shared a small 10” pizza which ended up being the perfect amount for us to chow but not go all Man VS Food. My side had the Pomodoro and my mom’s was the Genovese.