Last weekend, I went to Chicago to check out a seminar for a company called Symmetry that sells nutritional and weight loss supplements. It was from Fri-Sun. Since I haven't been at my job for a month yet, I hadn't earned a vacation day, so I worked and then flew out of Columbus at 8pm. I got to Chicago at 8:20pm and then had an hour drive ahead of me to get to the hotel where the seminar was at.
I got there about 9:30 when the first presentation was getting over and everyone was very excited and clapping and I was kind of overwhelmed by everyone else's emotion. We went to the room and changed into comfy clothes and came back to the room for a pizza party and a movie - The Guardian.
Saturday was a morning and afternoon full of seminar and then a volleyball tournament between the cities across the street. The Columbus team came in 2nd. Then we were free for the evening and my roommates and I walked about a mile to a grocery store looking for ice cream and famous Chicago popcorn. I found gelato, a cup of tea, a sandwich for dinner and breakfast and a cannoli. The ladies found their popcorn and we had a wonderful gelato filled walk home. I had the lemon flavor!!
Do you know how gelato is different from ice cream?
I got back to the room, ate and crashed hard about 10:30. I was up about 7 the next morning, showered and ate my sandwich for breakfast. We had a seminar in the morning and then we were free to go. We had to wait around a bit b/c some important people had meetings that were traveling home with me. We got going about 2 CST and then there was crazy traffic trying to get out of Chicago. We stopped for food and gas a couple times and finally got home about 10:30. Then I got a ride to my car which was parked at the airport.
I got home and was in bed by midnight.
I got up at 6 so I could be ready and travel to get Heif in the morning before work. I was at the sitter's door at 7:05am, picked up Heif, took him home and was at work by my regular time of 8am. Go me! Then I had a regular day at work and came home and recovered by being a vegetable.
Normal day at work. Then I had an exciting meeting at 6:30 at the Easton Mall (my new Mecca!). The meeting was with the bigwigs of the Hot Chocolate race people. I got to meet fellow race ambassadors and elite runners! One lady I met named Laura got second place in the Capital City Half!!! Now that's awesome!
I got to meet the one founder of RAM Racing that was there, Paul, and a few of the other guys like Brandon and Adam. Everyone was super nice.
We met at a swanky seafood restaurant and had a private room and had bottomless drinks and amazing appetizers. I'm sad that I didn't take any pictures but didn't in fear of people thinking I was lame. There was a fancy calamari platter, the biggest shrimp I've ever seen, crab cakes, sliders, fruit and cheese and crackers. I admit to having 2 rounds of almost everything! It was goooood!
Normal day at work but I was there at 6:30 so I could leave by 3:30. Today, the Carnival of Madness was in Columbus and I had purchased my ticket before I had left WA. The lineup was: New Medicine, Cavo, Halestorm, Chevelle and Evanescence. Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure!
|My favorite New Meds boys- Brady and Jake|
|lead singer of Cavo|
|Lzzy of Halestorm opening the show|
|Lzzy and AreJay Hale|
|Lead singer of Chevelle|
|Hats off to the Bull - Chevelle|
|Amy of Evanescence|
I didn't stay for all of Evanescence's set b/c my feet hurt and I was tired. I tried to see the New Meds boys but they were hanging out in their new fancy Monster bus they got for the tour. I will see them at the end of September at RockVegas!!
So, that's been my week! If you've noticed to the right, there is a code for a free hat if you'd like to register for the Columbus Hot Chocolate race. I think I've attached the link to it as well.
Also, if you know anyone would would be interested in losing some weight or getting healthier with nutrition, please let me know. Or feel free to check out the products on my website. All questions are welcomed. These products are made from all natural ingredients and extracts and I just wouldn't stick anything in my body. Yes, I'm taking these as well and will let you know about my progress with them!
How was your week? Any fun races coming up? Are you surviving the heat?