A Mountain and a Run

Hey, kids. I am just sitting on my cush hotel bed with my feet up putting the final touches on my meeting prep for tomorrow. I am really looking forward to bed tonight; I’ve woken up to the equivalent of 4:00 am the past 2 days in a row. I like to think of myself as a morning person, but not that kind of a morning person.

For lunch today I volunteered (okay, my PM requested) an order of Jimmy Johns for the onsite team. I indulged in my inner tuna cravings with a terrific tuna sandwich. I also had 1/2 a bag of salt and vinegar chips, I just wasn’t feeling them. And a can of poison Diet Coke.

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And a cookie. Why not a cookie.

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After work, I went out with my team to the local sports bar. I really wanted a beer, but figured that would probably not be the best. So I went with the lesser evil, nachos. I was expecting your typical appetizer serving of nachos. You know, the one that could feed 2-4 people most satisfactory. No, not this place. I received Nacho Mountain.

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For real, this thing was a monster. I barely made a dent. 

We ate at the patio outside, and it was beautiful weather. After I returned to the hotel, it was still quite light and beautiful out, so I decided to dust off my sneakers and start my Couch-to-5k app I downloaded weeks ago and never bothered to use.

Totally awesome.

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I made friends with the local waterfowl.

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The ducklings were soooo cute! Leetle bebe duckies! Okay, that was scary.

Anyway, I survived and want to go out again! So glad I sucked it up and got a run in, even if it was a run/walk.

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Hey, a bump! Most of it is nachos, I’m afraid.

Time to finish my demo prep and head to bed. See you on the other side!

A Sweet Suite

Good Morning! I have zombie’ed myself out of bed finally and am prepping for the big day. I still don’t like the west coast to east coast time change, it still feels like 4:00 AM. As I always say, go west to work and east to party!

Enjoying my hotel buffet breakfast of eggs, sausage, fruit, Activia yogurt and a little granola


And some Constant Comment tea for the road. I think by far that is my favorite tea ever.

Last night when I checked in, I found out I made Marriott Silver status, and got a free room upgrade! Check out my sweet suite:



Living area,


Bedroom with a king bed,


And bathroom/vanity (blogger creeper not included in all amenitties)


After I finished settling in I hit up the hotel gym for my first real workout in, like, forever.

Warmup: 2×20 squat and press with 8 lb medicine ball

Strength: 3×10 Dumbbell squat to  overhead press, 10 lbs 3×10 Dumbbell deadlift, 10 lbs 3×10 lunges, body weight 3×10 plié squat, 10 lbs <- I planned on this, but after the lunges my quasd were all, “no.” 3x30sec bridge holds

Cardio: 30 min on treadmill, 1.5% incline, intervals: 5 min walk @ 3.0mph 1 min run @ 4.5mph

It was enough to get me sweaty again and shake the airplane cobwebs out.

After working out I talked to Hulk and some other friends on the phone while prepping for the week’s work and ordering room service:


Pizza! Not the healthiest option, but I was pooped and went for it. They make such good pizza here.

That’s all for now, time to go out into the world.

Make it a great day!