Another Monday and another week on the road for me.
It’s no secret that I didn’t cope well with my last business trip. Remember kids :: Travel is not the sexy part of being a lawyer! To put this in perspective, I was so miserable that by day two, Brad had packed a bag and was about to book a flight to Chi-town … until the flight sold out from under him, which meant he was going to have to purchase a more expensive ticket on a later flight, which exceeded both our ‘purchase without consultation’ threshold and common sense, particularly given that he had the flu and I was returning the next day. (Still, amazingly sweet gesture, though!)
This week, I’m in Atlanta. The trip is even longer. I had to leave on Sunday, instead of Tuesday morning, so I am missing all my weekday group runs. And, I have even more going on with my other cases lingering at the office.
Still, I am determined. This time will be different.
Nevermind the fact that my trip got off to a ridiculously bad start. My flight was delayed by 15-minute increments for two and half hours after its original departure time, until they finally canceled it and began searching for another aircraft with brakes that worked. (A nice feature in a plane, if you ask me.) I had to shove my carry on bag in an overhead bin 10 rows behind me because everyone before me refused to put bags under the seat in front of them. I arrived at my hotel at 12:30 a.m. and had to be up at 5:30 a.m.
Still, I am determined, not deterred. This time will be different.
1. My hotel pillows rock, and my bathroom is filled with yummy Bliss products.
2. I have my running routes all mapped out. I’m just a few blocks from a park, and I brought all my cold weather gear. Even if it rains, as predicted, I am ready.
3. I am armed with healthy snacks.
4. I’m getting the hang of these depositions, and actually had to time to prepare in advance.
5. I don’t have any depositions, meetings or deadlines on Tuesday.
6. I might have purchased enough dark chocolate amaretto truffles at the airport to last me all week. (While seemingly inconsistent with #3, I have not – and never will – give up dark chocolate. It is full of antioxidants, and just a teeny bite satisfies my sweet tooth.)
7. A dear friend loaned me her copy of Eat, Pray, Love before I left. How had I not read this book? Why can I not put it down?
On that note, I’m headed to my comfy bed with my book and a cup of hot tea.
I hope that you make the best of your week — no matter what it brings.