I’m baaaaaaack! I flew in from Las Vegas on Friday and went straight from the airport to a friend’s birthday celebration in Boston.That might have been a tad crazy of me, but I had a great time and managed to stay until 11 pm before Brian and I decided to head home.
A few quick pics from Vegas:
-It was a business trip so I really couldn’t have “too much fun” if you know what I mean. I was there to cover a technology conference. I stayed in the Flamingo. Here’s the view from my window.
And here’s my room:
You can’t really see the details because the picture is dark, but I feel like only in Vegas would there be a pink, sparkly, furry blanket on the end of my bed. Also, the ferris wheel you can see from my window is new. One of my colleagues rode it as part of a story she did. I don’t like heights so I’m happy I didn’t end up with that assignment!
I did go to a dinner in the Cosmopolitan, which my cab driver informed me is the place to be for “the hip, young kids.” Too funny! It was pretty amazing on the inside and I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this bar as I walked by on the way to the restaurant. That’s also why it’s slightly blurry.
As much as I enjoy the sights of Las Vegas, I’m happy to be home. I slept in yesterday and then went for my first run in a few days. I knew I would be way too busy to workout on this trip. This show is always a crazy one and since I hadn’t put in a good workout in a while, I headed out for a run yesterday morning with no goals in mind. Good thing because I thought I was going to die!
The trade show I covered is so I big I’d say I walked at least 20 miles a day (if not more) while I was there. My feet were already sore and I was pretty exhausted from my trip. I don’t do a great job of taking care of myself on the road and I need to. For example, Wed. I booked myself a 15 hour day with no breaks for meals until dinner…not smart. Needless to say, yesterday’s run was a little bit of a disaster. I ran the first two miles and then walked the rest before heading home. The two miles I did run were not pretty.
After a little rest I put in some light weight training and called it a day. It felt good to get moving, but boy was that workout tough!
Also, for anyone who is interested, the book I ended up choosing for the plane was Kara Goucher’s.
I’m only a few chapters in, but so far I have mixed feelings. I’ll let you know what I think once I finish it. Have a great Sunday everyone! I’m off to a baby shower and then to watch some World Cup Soccer with Brian’s family. They’ll be rooting for Portugal tonight :) .
What are your plans for today?
How do you get back in the groove after a bad workout?