And I’m spent.
The last two days have been incredible, and those are pretty impressive words to speak as I type this after working a 15 hour day.
If you guys didn’t know, part of my job involves event planning.
It rocks my world.
Yesterday I started the day by coordinating a golf tournament.
It looks like a rough job I know! 🙂
We don’t have beaches here in-da-ho but we have mountains, trees and the bluest skies. 🙂
A lot of you were excited about my healthy mission while on the road. Making healthy choices while out of town has been easier than I thought. But as I mentioned yesterday, it really comes down to good pre-planning, and oh, WILL POWER.
Bringing Hamilton, the portable blender has been the best decision I have made on this trip.
It’s also the best $20 bucks I have spent in a long time. Hamilton came from Wally World and worked well for this type of trip. I wouldn’t suggest using Hamilton on a daily basis, but for a quick out-of-town trip, he is a LIFE SAVER!
I give all credits and smooth sailing this week at my work conference to Hamilton. I don’t think I would have even had time to gulp down a regular breakfast if it weren’t for the in room smoothie service.
Speaking of smooth sailing…
After the golf tourney ended it was time to gear up for the dinner cruise on the lake. Oh yes!
Between all the crazy rain storms the weather gods decided to cut me a break. I was so thankful because it made our event a lot more fun! Check out the “hair blowing in the wind” effect. 😉
With the combination of running on the worlds oldest treadmill, coordinating a golf tourney and mingling whilst cruisin’ on the beautiful Lake yesterday, surprisingly I was still pretty full of energy this morning.
Today started at 6:30 am with me helping set up our vendor show.
I was bummed that I wouldn’t even have time to get my morning workout in before I had to work. But I can honestly say my work out today came in the form of running back and forth about a zillion times all over the conference. I am TOTALLY counting it because I was sweating by the time I made my third trip down the hotel stairs to the conference room.
Our conference went until 5:30 pm tonight and then went straight to a hosted bbq. This guy’s house was unbelievable. I am still in awe as I post these pictures.
When I stepped into his backyard I saw this. Yup, a real train car. As in every reader of The Boxcar Childrens dream.
I was even more excited to step inside and see that it refurbished to be a guest house.
I spied around every corner and literally had to push my jaw from off the ground. Where the freak am I?
His backyard is complete with a fully working cannon stored under his personal bell tower.
Oh yeah, and this one is a cannon too. It shoots bowling balls hundreds of feet into the air.
Don’t think we left the BBQ without a live presentation. I felt like it was Independence day with all the cannons firing. Pretty amazing for a work BBQ!
At this point I knew I had to go inside. Lookie, I found a LIFE SIZED Luigi! I wanted to keep him.
Then I was tipped off about the “secret room”. This is serious business folks, his book shelf literally opens into a private wine cellar!
Umm… yeah. Enough said! Pretty awesome.
I have to say that my work trip turned out to be so fun! I am also glad to say that I kept on track with my healthy eating too. Woo hoo!
Tomorrow I will hopefully get in a nice good run before the Relay this weekend. Eeeek! I am nerv-cited. Yeah nervous/excited you get the point.
Do you get nerv-cited about races you have never done before? What cures your pre-race jitters?
I am extra anxious about this race because it’s a relay (which i have never done one before) but so excited to heading back into the beautiful Idaho mountains. I think that alone is curing my pre-race jitters.