I’m not even going to go into the rest of the travel foods. Most were simple – oatmeal and fruit breakfasts at the hotels, salad lunch and dinners, and one disastrous Thai food meal where I got violently sick 10 minutes afterwards.
The fun part is coming home and being back in my very own kitchen! Below are the highlights since I got home!
Since getting home, I’ve gone to one hot vinyasa class (which was one of the most challenging classes I’ve had in a long time….) and also went for a very steamy run. Crazy, but I found the long run in the hot and humid weather with sweat stinging my eyes easier than the 60 minute flow class. I guess it’s not that crazy – yoga is not as easy as people often think!
I am incredibly happy to be home. The work travels were good, don’t get me wrong, but two weeks in hotels and away from my family is just too much. I have no idea how traveling consultants do it – would completely drive me nuts. The only up side was I went to bed ridiculously early most nights and read about 4-5 novels. Oh, I also got my nails done and had a massage one night. That was cool.
D and the kids did a great job of keeping down the fort while I was away. Summer is winding to a close, A is back at university, and R and M are trying to do as little as possible while they still can before their school starts up!
For me, it’s been grocery shopping and laundry, reading and relaxing at home. We were supposed to get together with friends tonight for some grilling and fun at our place, but LC isn’t feeling well, and early this afternoon I got socked with a nasty sudden-onset head cold. It’s a bummer, but we’ve rescheduled and the fun will commence then!
A local yoga studio has been hosting an Ayurveda workshop and consultations this weekend. Here’s a definition if you don’t know what it is! I went last night, and it was wonderful. I’ve always been interested in ancient medicine (especially over conventional drugs when it can be effective), and this was not disappointing at all. I’ve done a lot of reading about Ayurveda over the years, but meeting and talking with a practitioner surpassed all my ideas of what it would be like. She gave me some recommendations that I plan to take very much to heart (especially in areas of insomnia, hives/stress, etc).
D went out to our local Pride Fest last night and today to support the LGBT community as well as take pictures, so I’ve barely seen him so far this weekend. M is spending time with friends since being gone all summer as a counselor, and R and I have been lazing about. Life gets back to normal next week (work, swim team, school stuff) and I really am looking forward to it!