Life's little adventures, accompanied by a running watch

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My week in pictures....and food!

Been on a business trip most of this week in my unofficial second home state of VT.  I think this is my most luxurious stay to date!

I didn’t get lost in my ridiculously large suite –
Received this gift of a glorious sunset view from my room –
Watched a threatening storm roll in the next day –
Ate very well in preparation for my race –
Drooled each day at the desserts on display –
I didn’t get to actually relax in the hammocks, but they sure were tempting –
What’s an all-day meeting without some drama, courtesy of a kitchen fire –
I was able to run while here and, although it was in 80 degree temperatures, it was a beautiful run that helped balance out the all-day-sitting-eating-everything-in-sight theme.  Good thing too, because I’m pretty sure I ate my weight in food and desserts this week.  Did I mention our hotel is called The Essex – VT’s Culinary Resort & Spa.  Culinary usually refers to food   Really good food.

Work stuff aside, I’ve been completely spoiled this week.  I just wish I had Scott and Bella with me.  That would’ve been the icing on the cake (Lisa, enough with the food references!). 

Think my stomach can shrink back to normal size in the next 3 days before race day???


  1. I ate like that after my last race. I had 2 bad eating days and gained 6 pounds....what??? But sometimes, you just can't help but enjoy some of the things you usually don't.

  2. Those desserts sure do look tempting! I would have lost control over there! Good luck on your race. Mine is right around the corner too!

  3. Looks awesome!! I have to go away for work next week...I hope the food's just as good!!

  4. Very nice! It's great when business trips are in nice places!

  5. Sounds like the perfect pre-race experience - although I think you should have taken advantage of the hammocks!

  6. Sounds like an awesome business trip! It looks beautiful there!
    GOOD LUCK with your race!