Week 3 of BBB started out great, did Workout A on Monday, and then cardio on Tuesday.
The rest of the week slip-slided downhill because not only did I have to go to Chicago for work, but there was a tragic chain of events that occurred…not tragic in the general sense necessarily, but these events definitely did me in as far as maintaining my workout plan.
I had planned on doing some restorative yoga in my hotel room Wednesday night after I arrived. I was supposed to be in Chicago by just after 9pm, so with traffic, etc I should have been checked in and settled by 10pm. But no. that unfortunately was not the case.
My first flight was delayed 2 hours due to mechanical difficulties, which meant that I missed my connecting flight, and had to scramble and wait in lines and scurry to get my checked back on the right plane and ouch my toes hurt so bad from those darn boots I wore and I was tired and frustrated. But I finally got on a connecting flight with my checked bag, but that flight was delayed as well. so I finally got to Chicago just after midnight. It was raining and thunderous and cold. I’m a Cali girl and therefore the concept of weather is foreign enough, let alone the the storm that awaited me.
I grabbed my bag from the baggage claim (thank goodness it made it) and headed out into the weather. I noticed a long Disneyland-like line that curled from one end of the walkway about a city block down and back around. Then I realized the awful gut churning truth: it was the line to get a taxi.
So over an hour later I finally got into a cab and sat in there through traffic, accidents taking up every lane, and rain so hard I don’t know how the driver could see the road.
I finally arrived after 2am and crashed after taking the following picture of the awesome stormy 15th floor view of the overlook to Lake Michigan:
I then also took one of the bathroom, because how cool is the decor?? I loved it and needed a picture before I mussed everything up:
After that I crashed out.
Needles to say, zero yoga was accomplished that day.
I did, however, in lieu of the gym workout I had planned (there is a fitness center in the hotel), I opted for some restorative yoga because I was so sore and stressed from the adventures of the previous day. It ended up being a wise choice.
I started feeling sick later that day, and came down with a cold by the next day, from which I am still recovering.
Although my flight home was far less horrific, I was sick, and so I have been resting the past few days.
I still accomplished my other Bootcamp goals: lots of water and daily devotionals. Those are easy and helpful when one is sick.
I am looking forward to next week which I am sure will be much better as far as workouts.
I will be able to get all of them in, provided I avoid catastrophe, and oh yeah, my tooth getting fixed doesn’t interfere too much. I also chipped a tooth whilst in Chicago. I know.
Don’t get me wrong, Chicago is a fun and amazing city, I just wish I had had more time, wasn’t sick, and hadn’t chipped a tooth.
That being said, I couldn’t appreciate more the fact that Tina allows for such weeks as this in the overall points for the drawings. I still have plenty of time to catch up.
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