Panic in Atlanta
Monday, August 11, 2014
So this weekend my brother and I decided to take the kids to Atlanta for the weekend. We decided to drive. Since we were traveling from Chicago this was no easy feat! But what the heck! You only live once. I tend to be a very last minute planner...The first thing that came to mind was how am I going to get in all my walking???? (This is not the reason for the panic though). Just the fact that I thought that to myself is a curiosity in itself. I just can't believe I was thinking of not going because I wouldn't be able to get in all my exercise! This is so not the person I used to be! Exercise has become my drug. I feel I need that fitness high daily. If I don't get it I feel the guilt roll in. So after succumbing to the idea that I might not be able to get in 10000 steps and it would be OK. I decided to go for it. Packed my luggage in an hour, packed a cooler, and left. All the while during the drive I was going over in my head how I would get in fitness minutes. I had downloaded some new songs on my IPod and was looking forward to listening to them in the early morning walk I had planned. Got to Atlanta without incident and had a jam packed day the first day. Walked everywhere logged 17673 steps for that day. The kids wanted to go to the fitness room so I took them down at about 11:30 pm...and that's when the panic set in. I could not find my IPod anywhere!!!! My love of walking comes hand in hand with my love of the music I am hearing on my IPod. Not having it was the equivalent of having a foot cut off and expecting to walk! I called home and had them check to see if I had left it behind...and I had not! Walking on vacation was one thing but what would happen when I arrived home and went to the track on Monday? How was I going to be able to get through my hourly walk??? Real panic ensued for me. Should I run to Target and get a new one? I decided to wait until I got home on Sunday. Well it's a good thing on the way back home from Atlanta my phone slipped on the side of the seat...I couldn't fit my hand there so I asked one of the kids to pull it out for me and guess what they pulled out! Yes my beloved IPod!
I am now trying to decide how to prevent the horror that I went through from happening again! Meanwhile with all the crazy thoughts going thru in my head we did have a wonderful time! We went to the CNN tour, Atlanta Falcons game(had 2nd row seats!), Atlanta Aquarium
, and the Martin Luther King house, church and center! We ate at the Atlanta Fish Market which was simply amazing! I didn't need to worry about exercise at all because we walked to pretty much everywhere except out to dinner. I even got to see an Indian wedding ceremony outside our hotel and wanted to break out in my Zumba moves! The kids quickly put a stop to that! All in all a great time was had by all!