Weekly wrap : work, work, work

Taxis, trains & planes pretty much sum up my week.

Instead of this in Barcelona :


Source : Barcelona tourist guide

Or this in Lille, France :


Source : La routard

This was my week :



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I shouldn’t complain because I love my job but some weeks are just longer than others.

Despite the crazy work schedule, I did manage to exercise 3 days.

Wednesday I started off with weights at the gym.  We had a gorgeous slice of sunshine mid day so I took advantage of it for a quick run.



Saturday I went to the pool and swam hard laps for a full 60 minutes. I wasn’t planning on doing much Sunday, but when I woke up we had GLORIOUS sunshine so I just had to get out.


I had no plan but ended up doing speed work and was very happy with my performance. Which was actually kind of surprising because we went to bed at 3 a.m. after celebrating the 50th birthday party of our friends.

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And now, I am officially on vacation and will probably be away from the blog this week, but be sure to check out my Instagram feed.

I am linking up with Holly and Tricia at Hoho runs and Misssippipiddlin for their Weekly Wrap. Be sure to head on over and offer some positive support to the hosts and the participating bloggers !

How was your week ?



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Comments: 26

  1. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy May 1, 2016 at 10:41 pm Reply

    My week not so good, but not so bad either. Could always be worse.

    Enjoy that vacation — I’d say you earned it!
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  2. Marcia May 1, 2016 at 10:42 pm Reply

    Enjoy your vacay! We are devoid of any sunshine here as well. What is up with that??
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  3. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home May 1, 2016 at 11:18 pm Reply

    Enjoy your vacation! Since you do so much traveling for work, do you like to stay home on your time off? Go to your country home?
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  4. You do log in a lot of travel miles lately!!
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  5. Darlene May 2, 2016 at 2:35 am Reply

    I wouldn’t mind traveling for work.

    Bonnes vacances. Tu les as merite.
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    • Karen - Fit in France May 7, 2016 at 8:12 am Reply

      Merci Darlene. C’etait super.

  6. HoHo Runs May 2, 2016 at 12:48 pm Reply

    I hope you have a lovely vacation. You deserve some time away and some relaxation. I admit I would get tired of the work travel pretty quickly. I can’t imagine going for a run after going to bed at 3 am. (I also can’t imagine staying up that late! HA) I do understand the urge to be out in the glorious sunshine though. Thanks for linking with us Karen.
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  7. Pam and Christine May 2, 2016 at 12:51 pm Reply

    Have a wonderful vacation this week. You have earned it after your great marathon finish and working hard. Travel for work is exhausting, I remember when my husband had to travel to four different continents with one job and he would come home after those trips just ready to be in bed for days, which obviously he could not do!
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  8. Kimberly Hatting May 2, 2016 at 1:38 pm Reply

    I see a trend here….my week was busy, too! Although my week did not involve much travel LOL
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  9. Karen May 2, 2016 at 3:21 pm Reply

    Wow! Pretty sights, what a lovely week you had.
    I hope you have a wonderful vacation.

  10. Meranda@Fairytalesandfitness May 2, 2016 at 5:13 pm Reply

    Looks like you got in some good workouts despite all the traveling!

    Enjoy your vacation!

  11. Sherry May 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm Reply

    Way to get in 3 workouts with your schedule! Safe travels and have a great vacation!

  12. Michelle May 2, 2016 at 8:39 pm Reply

    Sounds like you are a busy woman!!!! Way to get in a few work outs!! Have a wonderful vacation!
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    • Karen - Fit in France May 7, 2016 at 8:11 am Reply

      Thanks, it was great.

  13. Chaitali May 2, 2016 at 8:56 pm Reply

    That work travel sounds rough! Great job getting in the work outs you could while traveling.
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    • Karen - Fit in France May 7, 2016 at 8:10 am Reply

      The workouts keep me sane.

  14. Mary Beth Jackson May 2, 2016 at 10:03 pm Reply

    Enjoy your vacation party animal! Can’t remember the last time I stayed up until 3 am- you rock!
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    • Karen - Fit in France May 7, 2016 at 8:10 am Reply

      3 a.m. was a bit late. Glad we only do that very very rarely.

  15. Michelle @ Running with Attitude May 3, 2016 at 2:04 am Reply

    Enjoy your vacation!!
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    • Karen - Fit in France May 7, 2016 at 8:09 am Reply

      I did. 🙂 Perfect weather, lots of walking and lots of gelato.

  16. Ana May 3, 2016 at 8:50 pm Reply

    OOh lots of travel !! sounds hectic! I hope you are enjoying your vacation!!
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    • Karen - Fit in France May 7, 2016 at 8:09 am Reply

      It was hectic but that is why vacation is always so great. Hectic by choice !

  17. Melanie @ HappyBeingHealthy May 5, 2016 at 8:12 am Reply

    I always love all of your pictures! That building in Barcelona is incredible! I hope you’re having a wonderful time on vacation!
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    • Karen - Fit in France May 7, 2016 at 8:08 am Reply

      Vacation was great. Check back Monday for lots of Rome photos.

  18. Tricia @ MissSippipiddlin May 5, 2016 at 8:31 pm Reply

    I was so impressed with all your marathon training you kept up and your travels for work. I just don’t know how you do it. Ha a 3AM bedtime and you had a great workout afterwards oh my!
    I can’t wait to see your vacation pictures! Enjoy yourself Karen!
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    • Karen - Fit in France May 7, 2016 at 8:08 am Reply

      The 3 a.m. bed time killed me. I am no longer 18 years old !

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