It is fitness friday and I have had a long long day of working out at 8, marking students papers all day and now we are in Fargo for the weekend for the Fargo Half Marathon. Due to the flood, the regular 3 hour drive turned into 5 thanks to some detours from closed highways. Ugh. The last thing on my mind is fitness, so I will talk food!
Tim and I (with Cole in the Chariot) are running the 5km. My dad and sister are running a half marathon and my mom and her friend who is undergoing chemo are walking the 5km. Should be a great time, I will post some pictures after tomorrow.
Food choices on the road are so tough. My cooler comes in very handy here. Before we left I packed a whole bunch of tupperware meals, rice and veggies, protein bars and powder, oatmeal packs etc.. As soon as we crossed the border we headed for Target and picked up grilled chicken, a fruit and veggie platter and some wraps, low fat cheese and yogurt and of course gallons of water. Not only will this save money, it also removes the temptation to eat out and splurge on greasy ugly foods. My underlying plan is also to have more time to SHOP then sitting in a restaurant!
So the next time you are on a road trip, pack a cooler!
What are your tips for eating healthy and staying active on road trips or vacations?