It’s already Friday and it’s the start of my 3rd day in London. With Josh at work yesterday and today, I’m trying really hard to not exert myself. I love London and would love to walk all around the city like I did the last time I was here, especially since the weather is so nice but I am reminding myself that I don’t want to be tired and repeat what happened in Chicago. We have a couple of days in London after the race, so hopefully I will be well enough to sightsee then. Regardless, I’m loving my casual time in London and attempting to keep my marathon nerves at bay.
It’s too bad I can’t be as creative with food options, but I am enjoying the hunt for carbs in the city.
Light walking around the city
I walked all around the Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street area the last time I was here but it just never gets old. It’s a short walk from our hotel and I ventured in that direction for lunch yesterday. I love the architecture of the buildings and double-decker buses. I just really love London.
Morning yoga in the hotel room
Josh had to carry my new travel yoga mat in his suitcase since mine was overweight. I needed to keep up with my morning yoga routine and was too lame to just use a towel on the hotel room floor, hence the travel mat. It folds nicely into a suitcase but is still two pounds and when every pound matters, two pounds is still too heavy. However, I love it and works perfectly over the carpeted room floor. In addition to yoga this morning, I was able to foam roll on it a little as well.
Short run and Hyde Park
It’s fun to meet up with someone you know in a foreign country and go for a run. James and I went on our short run yesterday afternoon in gorgeous 60 degree weather in Hyde Park. There was so many people out on bikes, horseback riding, and just lounging around.
And for now, I’m just chillin’, getting caught up on the blog, work emails, and relaxing.
Happy Friday and weekend everyone!