Since we have to attend a training seminar 3 hours away from work in the morning, four other women and I took it upon ourselves to leave work early today and get hotel rooms near the training site. Of course we had to pay for this ourselves but we felt it was worth it.
I've been with this company for only eight months but I feel right at home with these woman. We had a fun ride up here, major laughs in the car. Lots of you-had-to-be-there moments! We're a group of women between the ages of 47 and 60. I'm the baby.
We checked into the hotel and headed to our rooms. I laid everything out that I would need in the morning so I can workout, get ready for the training session and pack quickly. I noticed the room key card on the dresser and thought I should put that in my purse so I do not forget it.
Two women came to my door saying we were just going to another woman's room to talk about where to go to dinner, don't worry about a purse right now. Cool, off we went. As soon as I closed my door, yep, I thought about the key card in my purse......in the room. Can't take me anywhere. Hilarity ensued.
After getting a new room key card for me, we drove around getting ideas for dinner. We decided on what looked like a nice steak restaurant. Seeing the packed parking lot, it occurred to us what a motley crew we were...... five women on a work trip trying to find a restaurant on valentines day. The nice lady at the steak restaurant said she wouldn't have anything till 10:00.
So we walked across the parking lot to Stir Crazy and had appetizers at the bar while waiting 45 minutes for a table. We amused ourselves people watching! More hilarity ensued.
I haven't laughed as hard as I have tonight since seeing Jeff Dunham last weekend and what seems like forever before then! I'd say I burned off everything I ate laughing so hard.
After dinner, I hit my room and logged on for two 10 minute Spark People workouts and then did a one minute plank. I'm getting better. I used to have to do 30 seconds, take a break then 30 more seconds. The last two nights, I made it a full minute without a break!
When you turn the tv on here at the hotel, the beautiful sight and sound of the moon shining down on ocean waves hitting the sand appears, with a row boat on the sand. All I need is for Kenny Chesney to start singing....."there's a blue rocking chair, sittin in the sand, weathered by the storm and well oiled hands." When I first met my husband, he sang softly along with that song on the radio and I fell in love with him!
Well, I'm all over the map tonight aren't I?? I'm going to read a little and fall asleep to the ocean waves. I have my alarm set to play This Girl Is On Fire by Alicia Keyes on my IPhone at 5am. I'll hit the elliptical in the fitness center in the hotel and get to breakfast by 7:15!
Oh yeah and then attend a boring seven hour training session. That's okay, the laughs we have had so far make up for that.
I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's day. Or at least a great Thursday!