Iowa Shred

I made it to IOWA! 🙂

I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it out of the Boise airport yesterday. My flight was over an hour and half late due to a snow storm in Denver (which is where I am heading at the end of the week…eeek).

I am actually in Iowa for work and couldn’t be more excited.

Upon my arrival to Des Moines last night, I was greeted by a dear friend. Her name is Abbey and she was once my boss back in the old Red Bull days. You can read a little Red Bull flash back here.

She gave me a sweet tour of the downtown area before we decided upon Court Avenue Brewing Company as our place to catch up on old times.


Now, you all know that The Linz is quite the wine connoisseur but when I am in a place that brews their own beer I will not pass up the chance to try it out. I have had good luck with the ‘sampler flights’ of beer and opted for this as way to try all their beers.

Little did I know their flights are more than just a sample. More like a party in a glass!


I was seriously in shock when my handle of beers came out. Well, what’s a girl to do? Like any good tourist, I sampled each and everyone of them. And managed to put back almost all of them.


Not bad for a girl who loves wine?


Cheers Abbey!

We ended staying out and talking until 11 pm. It was fun to reminisce about the fun times!

This morning however, was not as fun. I struggled to get my butt out of bed and squeeze in my first 30 day shred workout of the month.

100_4185No wonder my bag was so heavy… I didn’t think carting around the 2 5lbs weights would be such a big deal. But I knew I was going to get the use out of them.

100_4186Yes, I felt the burn. What a great way to start the morning!


What types of exercises do you do while traveling?

10 thoughts on “Iowa Shred

  1. Wow, that is a lot of beer! Congrats on putting most of it away, lol! I’m usually a wine girl too, but I love me some beer too once in a while. I am much better about exercising when I’m traveling for work than I used to be. I always check hotel websites before I book, so that I can make sure I choose one with a workout facility!

  2. Holy beer! I’d be flat out for a week if I drank that – hahaha. I’m becoming more of a beer girl. I don’t like many of them, but most wines affect me badly now and I stay away for the most part.

    Good job on getting in the exercise. I always fall to my love of running and/or hiking while travelling. I pretty much don’t ever travel without my husband and we run/hike together so it’s always safe.

  3. That’s a lot of beer 🙂 I don’t like beer at all, like you I’m a wine lover!

    Impressed that you brought your weights and do the shred in your hotel room! Cool!

    Before I started running I did nothing on vacation. But we always walk a lot as we aren’t beach lovers. But nowadays if I can I bring my running stuff and try to run at least once or twice while on vacation and mostly because it’s fun to run somewhere else.

    Have a good trip.

  4. I love that picture of you with all of the beer. Way too cute!

    Good for you working out while on vacation! I always try to run while on vacation but strength training is an awesome idea too.

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