Operation Beautiful has taken me to some pretty unique places that I might not have had the chance to visit otherwise:
- New York City and then back again
- Ticonderoga, NY
- Hagerstown, MD
- Scottsdale, AZ
- Villanova, PA
- Williamsport, PA
- Tampa, FL
- and Orlando, FL several times, too! But I was living there so I don’t think it counts.
(If anyone in the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Greece, or Singapore wants me to do an Operation Beautiful presentation, I am open to traveling to those locations, too. :))
And now I’m in Cincinnati. Hi, Ohio! You are… cold. And snowy.
It’s been a long day (and it’s only 2 PM). My flight took off with the sunrise.
And for some reason, I was super afraid of flying today. Very nervous. I had to do lots of no-anxiety-allowed, positive thinking to get myself calmed down. I hate flying alone for that very reason!
I did have work to distract me. T-minus 18 days until the book is due!
Upon arriving in Ohio, I rented a car and drove about 50 miles south of the Dayton airport for a lunch meeting. I had some time to kill so I stopped at Starbucks, grabbed a coffee and a treat, and got MORE work done. By the way, Gingerbread Biscotti are amazing!
Three cheers for productivity.
My lunch meeting was at the local Girls on the Run office. I met the ladies at GOTR Cincinnati (Mary and Erin) during the Summit last week, and they had invited me to lunch.
Actually, I think they just wanted an excuse to go to their favorite Thai restaurant.
Upon Mary’s recommendation, I got the tofu basil with brown rice. It was delicious, and I ate nearly every bite (except those green peppers… I try to convince myself I like green peppers but I really do not).
Back at the Girls on the Run office, I noticed an Operation Beautiful note on the front door! So cute.
Are you in Cincinnati and interested in getting involved with your local chapter?
- They always need Solemates! You can be a Solemate even if you have a traditional work schedule.
- You can be a running buddy during the Spring 5K.
- Coaching for the spring season is currently closed, but you can apply to be a coach in the fall.
Mary also said the GOTR Cincinnati office does group runs every other Sunday (this Sunday is a run). If you want to meet new friends, this is the way to do it. They leave from the office, do 3 – 4 miles at a moderate pace, and then get waffles at a local breakfast joint. If you’re interested, check out the Cincinnati website or e-mail Mary at Mary@gotrcincinnati.org (she’s really friendly!) for more details.
If you’re not in Cincinnati but want to learn more about GOTR, check out this post.
So… I’m exhausted. I need a nap before my presentation tonight.
And since I actually packed my workout clothes, I better find time to get to the hotel gym, too, or lugging around all that extra stuff in my suitcase was a waste!