I didn't take the time to post yesterday. We packed up after breakfast at the hotel and headed home after a relaxing weekend. Well, it was for me anyway ... I needed to get away from it all and I believe it helped. Saturday morning I used the workout room. The first time this year that I did any type of structured exercise. I got on the bike and it didn't take long to wonder if I could even make it to 10 minutes. I then got out my Kindle and the focus was on it, instead of 1 minute, 2 minutes, geez this is taking forever ... 3 minutes. I rode for 30 minutes.
My afternoon was spent at the mall shopping with the wife of Gary's co-instructor. I then realized how out of shape I was. Shopping was tiring with all the walking. That has NEVER happened before. When we stopped for lunch, having Chinese, I oped just to have fried rice with no entree. I was saving my calories for dinner. We were going to a steakhouse we had discovered last year.
When Kim and I got back to the hotel, the guys were back from teaching and in the jacuzzi down at the pool. I had brought my suit but even though the hot bubbly water would have felt good on my back, I didn't want to bare myself where you could see all my flaws ... like you can't see them in jeans and sweater. Maybe next time, but right then I was feeling pretty self conscious.
Dinner was good but it's funny how you build things up in your mind and then it's a little disappointing when reality hits. Like I said, it was good but not as good as I had remembered from the year before. Maybe it would have been better with the hot bread that I refrained from or if I had had a dreamsicle like Gary had.
I really didn't want to go straight home. We talked about a movie, but the timing wasn't right. I was probably better off not going to a movie because I know I'd be into the popcorn. We stopped for lunch and got home around 2:00. I immediately unpacked and started the washer. Back into the thralls of normalcy. I'd already had my excitement for the weekend.