Hello, beautiful Boston!
Look who I found in the great state of Massachusettsâ€¦ Murphy the pug.
Oh, and Tina, too!
Boston colleges sure seem to love Operation Beautiful â€“ Iâ€™ve been to the city so many times for so many presentations. And every time I come, I get to stay with Tina, which is always a treat. Itâ€™s so funny â€“ five years ago, I was a random blog reader who loved to comment on Carrots N Cake. And now, half a decade later, weâ€™re in-real-life friends. Life is weird sometimes, huh?
Murphy is weird, tooâ€¦ and so are my socks. Weird, weird, weird! But good.
I got in late last night, and although Tina and I had fun plans for this morning, I accidentally slept in! I thought Iâ€™d be woken up by the sounds of Mal getting ready for work because the master and guest rooms share a bathroom, but he mustâ€™ve been super quiet but I snoozed away. Next thing I know, Iâ€™m being woken up by the sun. Whoops.
We did have time for coffee â€“ Mary Louâ€™s!
This coffee is ridiculous. I think mine was called â€˜Peanut Butter Blastâ€™ and it was essentially dessert for breakfast. Not that Iâ€™m complainingâ€¦
I said my goodbyes to to Tina and Murph, and then I headed out to Salem. It was a long drive, and I got lost a few timesâ€¦ But I made it!
Just in time to deliver the keynote speech at the Annual Womenâ€™s Conference. It went well!
One down, two more to go. Iâ€™m going to be traveling all over the country this week to give Operation Beautiful presentations. Iâ€™ve only ever been away from Henry for a single night, but this time, Iâ€™m going to be gone for three, back for one, and then gone for another night. Itâ€™s fun to travel, but itâ€™s more than a little strange to be away from the family for so long.
I made my way back to the city (and got lost again â€“ damn you, Boston traffic!)â€¦
And now Iâ€™m set up at a Starbucks, drinking a yummy latte and waiting for Tina. Weâ€™re going to squeeze in a workout before I have to go to the airport. With so much traveling this week, my challenge is definitely going to be making healthy choices. Iâ€™m determined to eat (relatively) well â€“ itâ€™s so hard when you travel! â€“ and stick to my Ironman March goals. Iâ€™ve already swam 1,000 yards and ran a 5K this week, so Iâ€™m well on my way to a great workout week.
Have a great Monday!