Tuesday, February 10, 2009

An Alternate Universe

Today I am in an alternate universe..it seems so bizarre to me that I felt compelled to post about it.
  • I have not run since Saturday. I played soccer on Sunday but of course - now a sore leg. Today is better but I think I need to give it a few more days.
  • I am on a business trip this week so I will not be MOM (in person at least) for three days.
  • As a result of a said business trip, I have just arrived in my hotel room and I am now watching Oprah while I blog. Can't say that EVER happens at 4:30 in the evening.
  • I usually have fruit smoothie for breakfast and some kind of soup for lunch. Today I had a bagel with cream cheese and for lunch - a chicken burger. And I don't eat meat.
  • Before I turned on the computer, I was browsing through my Runners World magazine and my Oxygen exercise mag. This was to alleviate my guilt on today's poor eating (while I cannot run). What is really crazy about this is (aside from the time of day) is that while I was browsing, there was a knock on the door which was VIP Business services dropping off my complementary bag of cookies and juices. I ate the cookies while browsing the health living magazines...I don't even like white chocolate.
  • The temperature today is much like April - not January...and I am in Northern Ontario.
  • Tomorrow, after I sleep all by myself in my hotel room with no children calling me or husband making bizarre night time noise, I will get up and speak to employers looking to bring health promotion to their workplace. Can I do that with a straight face??
Maybe I should call my house now and talk to the kids during dinner so I can get a sense of the volume that I am not in the middle of. Then I should tidy up the hotel room and maybe wipe down the bathroom..That should be bring me back to reality. :)

22 comments:

BeachRunner said...

Hope the diet helps your leg. Hang in there. Good luck tomorrow and have a great trip back home. Mmm cookies.

Heather said...

What a nice break from reality! Hope all goes well and you have a safe trip home.

Missy said...

Oh yeah, enjoy the whole big bed to yourself. I love it and it creeps me out all at the same time, being in a hotel room alone, that is!

Beth said...

Sounds like a good deal to me. I would need to top it off with some wine from rooms service.

Rookie on the Run said...

Sounds kind of nice... for a little while, anyway. I hope your talk goes well tomorrow & I'm glad your leg is feeling better! Now go back to relaxing, watching crap on TV, and browsing your exercise mags.

Kim said...

Girl...go with it! Enjoy every moment! You can always get back to the real world tomorrow.

Marcy said...

I know what you mean. The few times I've been without kids overnight it was very weird not hearing "something".

Melanie said...

Keep healing, and try to enjoy the break a bit... and Oprah :)

RunToFinish said...

ah oprah and blogging doesn't happen often but I find it relaxing... I would say I've finally learned how to make better choices on business trips, but it is veeerrrry hard when freebies are always coming at you or normal things aren't readily available

teacherwoman said...

I hope the leg feels better soon! Enjoy your business trip!

Velma said...

Enjoy the time alone and the cookies - sometimes you just need to relax. I hope the leg feels better.

Marlene said...

Enjoy your time away and have a safe trip home!

Carly said...

Enjoy your business trip. I think I could really enjoy a job that travels.

Stacey said...

Sometimes you just have days like that. Relax and enjoy it! Have a safe trip.

D10 said...

So jealous that you played soccer. I miss it so much. Enjoy the alternate Universe.

Denise said...

Sounds like a perfect little getaway. Enjoy the quiet!

joyRuN said...

Enjoy the alternate universe!!

I love Oxygen mag :)

Runner Leana said...

An alternate universe for sure! Fingers crossed for speedy healing of your leg.

I'm organizing a Virtual Valentine's Exchange if you want to be a part! I've got the details on my blog, and the more people I can get involved, the better!

RunnerMom said...

As much as I think I'd LOVE a few nights in a hotel with no one to parent, I imagine I'd get very lonely.

I hope your quad feels better soon so you can get back into your runs. Does the hotel have a pool or hot tub?

Even though I'm home at 4:00 every day, I can handle Oprah only when Dr. Oz is on to talk about health/nutrition/exercise.

Hope your presentation went well.

Thankful Paul said...

Hello! :)

Nicole said...

Hope your talk went well. Enjoy your time away.

Sonia said...

Hope the leg will feel better soon. Better rest than injured it more! Enjoy the 3 days vacation from MOM!