Almost home

I’m almost home! Well, sort of. I’ve got about an hour and a half left at the airport and then a 5 and a half hour flight but then I’m home. Can’t wait. I haven’t slept in my own bed since last Tuesday night so I’m pretty jazzed.

You know what else I’m excited for? Pilates! I’m signed up for a class at 12:15 tomorrow and am crossing my fingers that nothing at work comes up to get in my way.

And speaking of workouts, I managed to clean up the past few days and get some workouts and veggies back into my system. Normally work functions are crazy – lots of food/drinks etc and while all of that was definitely offered, I was better than I’ve been in the past – skipped desserts and only had one glass of wine last night.

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Plus I worked out all 3 days (FYI this Westin workout facility paled in comparison to others I’ve been to). Cardio and weights Monday. 40 minutes on the treadmill Tuesday, and a quick 30 minute Nike Training Club session in my hotel room this morning.

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Oh and before I forget, I have to tell you about the BEST yogurt I have ever had (not kidding, probably the highlight if this trip). It’s some sort of homemade Greek variety with real vanilla flecks. It was sooooo good. I’ve tried to research it and thinking it might be made by Atlanta Fresh? If anyone in the Atlanta area has ever heard of this yogurt let me know. The catering company was A Divine Event. I’m borderline so obsessed with this yogurt (and homemade granola) that I might contact them to see if there’s anyway they can tell me where they got this yogurt. I NEED it in Portland.

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What else, what else. Oh here’s a photo of me in grown-up clothes (taken in my closet). No real reason for this other than I like to document that my work wardrobe now includes things like dress pants and belts as opposed to hoodies and sneakers. I mean, right now I’m at the airport wearing a blazer. Wow-e.

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And with that, I’m off. I have a little reading to tackle before I go hunt down some dinner. Let me tell you. There are NO healthy options here. What I wouldn’t do for some Subway…

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Friends are the best

Awesome awesome awesome weekend in SF. I had so much fun with Chris and all our friends. I hit the jack pot when I met him and married into this circle of friends. As I sit here on a plane heading farther away from home it sure makes me realize how amazing my life is and how I wish I was heading back to Portland right now with everyone else. These next few days better fly by because we’ve got Kip Moore and Eric Church on Thursday. Can’t wait!

Life is good. Thanks for giving me this life Chris. I love you :)

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Travel Zombie

I got home from North Carolina last night around 10:30 which for those of you unfamiliar with time zones is equal to 1:30 Eastern time.  Which normally wouldn’t seem that bad except that I’d gotten up at 5:30 EST to go running with one of my new co-workers (having gone to bed at midnight the night before).  So really, when talking PST, I was up from 2:30 AM – 11:30 PM and ran 4.3 miles, listened to 5+ hours of presentations, spent 3+ hours in airports and about 7 hours on various airplanes.  And then I had to be to work today by 8.

No wonder I handed Chris the cheese grader when he asked for the slicer this morning (duh, doesn’t everyone want shredded cheese on their sandwich).

But yeah, exhaustion aside, North Carolina was awesome and my new teammates are great.  I am so happy I went.  I didn’t take my big camera but here’s what I managed to capture on the ‘ole iphone.

Trip highlights include a round of golf (in much colder weather than anticipated), an amazing mexican feast (with the best tiramisu I’d ever had) at a co-worker’s house, and the early morning run around the UNC campus.  It was an awesome experience.

And because my blog is supposed to be about healthy living – I should mention that I actually ran both days.  Tuesday was on the treadmill and Wednesday was the outside run.  I make sure every time I get to a hotel to check out their workout facilities and the Carolina Inn had a great little room with some nice treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and weights.  And I planned ahead and brought oatmeal and peanut flour mixes and just heated up water with the hotel room coffee pot so that I could still work-out, eat breakfast and make it to the lobby at the designated 7:30 am departure time.

Am I coherent?  All the sudden I feel like I’m tying random things and I really should stop.  I’m off to try to find some sort of dinner.  Nothing really sounds good so we’ll see what I come up with. Can’t believe tomorrow is only Friday.  I feel like it’s been ages since I was packing my bag up on Sunday.  Whew.  Time flies when you’re having fun?