Last week I got to travel to lovely Boise, Idaho for work. Whenever I travel to a new place, I hope that I have the time to explore a bit, especially with a nice run or walk. Fortunately, the day we got there we had a couple of hours to kill before our evening dinner appointment, and Boise did not disappoint!
I asked the concierge at the hotel where would be a good place to run, and she directed me about half a mile down the street to the Boise River Greenbelt which is a lovely walking/running/biking path along the Boise River. There were lots and lots of people out walking, riding bikes, or running, so I felt quite at home. Plus there were lots of parks along the river equipped with bathrooms and water fountains! I wish I’d had my phone with me so I could take photos but I forgot it (I know, that’s bad, but I was wearing my RoadID or as I like to call it, Carcass ID). I ran 4.5 lovely miles.
We ended up having a nice dinner at a place called 10 Barrels Brewery. I had a fantastic steak salad with asparagus.
My colleagues and I decided to share a decidedly non-paleo dessert — a red velvet “twinkie”. I didn’t care for the cake part, but the berries and whipped cream were scrumptious!
What I found was that it was still light at 9:30 at night! This was the view from my hotel balcony.
The next morning I was awake at 5 am due to the 2 hour time difference between NJ and ID so I went to the gym first for a nice circuit.
5 thrusters with 2 x 25 lb dumbbells
10 floor wipers with weight
10/10 dumbbell swings (25 lbs)
By that time it was light outside and I went for a 4 mile run.
Boise River Greenbelt at 6 am
Along the Boise River Greenbelt
I was ready to face the day, and then my colleagues and I went to visit our clients. That evening, we had a nice dinner with clients and then went to a rooftop tiki bar.
The next morning we got up early to head to the airport and then the looooong journey from Boise to Newark. I had a minor panic attack because I wasn’t finding anything I could eat for breakfast, but after inquiring around, we found a pizza place that made eggs. I asked for a breakfast combo but no toast, and the guy took pity on me and gave me extra eggs and bacon! Yay! It can be challenging to find paleo-friendly food at the airport at 6 am. For some reason, I was able to sleep in transit and arrived home in time to make dinner and hang with the family. Usually, I’m dog-tired after a long journey, but I wasn’t that day.