…no really! I almost blew right away on the mean streets of Chi-Town yesterday. More on my Dorothy experience in a bit. I haven’t done the WIAW Rodeo in a bit so I figured I’d give it a go since I’ve got some out of the norm things to share as I’m on the road.
Thanks as always to Jenn from Peas & Crayons for hosting the link up
Tuesday morning I had just enough time to get in a workout back on “home turf” before my flight left. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t forgot numerous times what number of each round of sprints I was on so I’m fully convinced I did way more than the program. Apparently I need to get with THE program &
figure out how to count or bring a pen & paper with me.
Once I was home I kicked-back a nice cocktail of ACV & Emergen-C. I swear by the C when I travel for keeping germs at bay. Paired with ACV & you can mask the taste of that
nasty lovely ACV stuff!
Promptly followed by more liquid, a ton of water & buckets o’ coffee with coconut milk —
After I scurried to shower & finish
tossing shit in my suitcase packing, I enjoyed slammed breakfast, a sweet breakfast scramble, in this hot mess — a banana, heaping scoop of pumpkin, 1 egg, almond butter, cinnamon & some cottage cheese to top it all off (sorry for the crappy/ugly pic, I swear it was tasty!) –
The STL Airport was a joke yesterday morning & totally full of nonsense. Somehow I managed to
have the most ghetto experience ever get some coffee at Starbucks, Blonde Roast with some Cinnamon Dolce syrup for the short jaunt to Chicago —
Once I landed I grabbed a taxi & headed to the convention center to setup. This is where I get into it with the cabbie, he was trying to tell me where I needed to go which was NOT in fact where I needed to go, I ended up yelling at him directions to get me to, what do you know, EXACTLY where I needed to go. What a miracle! In between shouting directions, I scarfed a Lara Bar
for sustenance in my battle.
I ended up slinging around our 450 lbs. of tradeshow equipment & setup in record time. By the time I got into the city I was starving & headed to the 1st place I saw that looked
like it would feed me decent. It was 2pm before I got down to business with the Turkey Cobb Salad at Elephant & Castle. Holy avocado & bleu cheese party!
The entire avocado
tree, whole turkey & p ound of bleu cheese fueled me up well for my afternoon tour of the Magnificent Mile. Even though it was freezing, I managed to last about 3-hours walking around & ducking in & out of shops. Short intermissions for a much needed mani (sausage fingers from the cold) —
Luckily the Ghiradelli store was nice & warm & offering samples. Yes please!
Here’s where I almost
lost my life blew away! I was headed out of a store when I realized the reason I couldn’t open the door was not because of my weak sauce but because of the crazy wind. Even with my full avocado, turkey, bleu cheese, chocolate filled bodyweight, I had a hell of a time opening that door! Outside things weren’t much better, I had to put my full-force into walking forward, what a joke. I decided to call it a wrap & head back to the hotel for a bit to get some work done. Blah!
After working & thawing out, I resurfaced for dinner. I was in the mood for something warm & noticed there was a Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion nearby. Apparently I was also in the mood for a glass of Malbec to start the party —
The bartender who also had a mullet (let’s not dwell) kindly brought some edamame & crisps with peanut sauce to get me started —
And for dinner I opted for the “Seared Idaho River Trout with black radish, turnips, carrot, butternut squash & citrus mustard vinaigrette“. The combo of the fish & root veggies sounded like a perfect comfort food for a chilly evening.
Ughhh, it was SO disappointing! I ate it as I was too tired to protest & had already waited awhile. Let’s just say I’m glad
mullet man the bartender started with the edamame or I would’ve left hungry. I didn’t stick around & hoofed it back through the cold to enjoy some dessert & Millionaire Matchmaker in the comfort of my hotel —
This morning I just wrapped up a workout in the dinky hotel gym & am enjoying some coffee before heading off to trade show
hell city for the day!
I am contemplating strapping a dumbbell to myself for my short walk to the bus this morning! Here’s to hoping the wind has died down
& Toto & I don’t end up in Kansas!
What’s something awesome you’ve eaten this week? Ever send food back at a restaurant because you were disappointed? Happy Wednesday!