matchu pitchu

Today I am remembering…

When B and I took a week to go explore Peru. It was probably my favorite vacation we have ever been on. Peru was a gorgeous country and the people couldn’t have been friendlier - and don’t even get me started on the food! Amazing!

(True Confession Wednesday: We debated staying in Peru and having our stuff shipped over - and becoming English speaking tour guides. Like seriously thought about if we could we do this. We never wanted to leave!)

I was up so much last night that I was exhausted this morning. One of those sleepless nights where you wake up every half hour and look at the clock. The worst. The last thing I felt like doing was going to the gym. But I did. 

Since I was so low energy I was trying to figure out what I could to get the most calories burned with exerting the smallest amount of energy possible. I had a flashback of when B and I went to Peru - I spent the month before we left walking uphill on the treadmill so I would get used to the major hills that I knew Matchu Pitchu would offer.

So I set the treadmill at an 8.0 incline and walked for 48 minutes uphill at a 4.0 speed. I was so involved with the Billy Crystal Inside the Actor’s Studio I was watching I totally lost track of time. I looked down and it had been 48 minutes.

I had sweat dripping from my face, my shirt was totally drenched, and I burned approximately 412 calories.

It was the perfect workout for how I was feeling this morning. It also reminded me how when people say they hate running - there are always other options.

Great way to start my week - hope you started yours out strong!