I drove home today but I still have Georgia on my mind. These photos will give you a pretty good idea of how I lived for the last two weeks. The cornerstone of my "Winter Training Camp" was good nutrition. And nothing says good nutrition like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner almost every night:
Well, it was whole wheat bread, organic peanut butter and sugar-free blackberry jam, so that's pretty healthy in the world of PBJs. And my beverage choice of skim milk with Ovaltine was better than soda, at least. I took breakfast and lunch in the company cafeteria, eating lots of vegetables and passing on the desserts.
The fitness center was terrific. I was able to keep up with my normal weightlifting routine, and I added some treadmill time just to mix things up.
I didn't try racquetball or handball, but the court was often busy with very serious-looking singles and doubles matches. I snapped this shot during a quiet moment. The observation windows are painted in a 1996 Olympics theme.
Just for fun, I played a little basketball. Nothing serious, though, I just shot around.
My main fitness objective was to ride my bike. In two weeks I managed only three outdoor rides. Fortunately I had my trainer in the hotel room, so rainy days were merely a disappointment and not a completely wasted opportunity.
What a neat place! If I hadn't been down there for a work assignment, if the trip really had been just a training camp, then this would have been an ideal location. I caught a bad break with some uncharacteristically rainy weather, but the physical setting and the amenities were outstanding.