What happens in Vegas, baybeeee!
Have I mentioned that I love to travel? I really do. I don’t even care where it is. Later this week, I’m going to the desert outside of Indio, Calif., in an area that is basically a third world country. And I can’t wait!
I’m in Vegas for a conference. Too bad I’m not looking for a mate. I’m surrounded by geeky men, who are terribly my type. It’s probably a 10 to 1 ratio of men to women.
The view from my hotel room is spectacular. I’m at one end of the strip, so when I look out, I can see the whole strip. I’m not sure which direction I’m facing, but I think it is south. I’ll have to check a map.
I love views and love how they change during the day. Last night, after dark, the lights of Las Vegas were so spectacular from my hotel room that I decided to leave the curtains open all night. I wanted to be able to roll over in bed and look down the strip in the middle of the night. I did. Guess what? They do keep the lights on all night.
Then, this morning, just before my alarm was set to go off, I woke up to the most spectacular desert sunrise.
I like where I live. I really love the central part of Indiana with the trees and little hills, the cornfields and the medium cities. What I love about traveling, though, is just the change of scenery. I see wonderful sunrises at home all of the time, but this one was completely different with the light on the sands and the big hill I’m facing. Gorgeous.
I don’t think it was a coincidence that there was a marathon and half marathon in session when I arrived in Vegas yesterday. I spent the rest of the day chatting up runners and walkers around town, getting training tips and just asking how they got started in marathoning. Now, I am more motivated than ever to get started training, get back to the gym! Yesterday, I met a man who weighed 300 pounds in January and ran his first marathon in June (and finished) and his second yesterday. He’s lost 80 pounds. I think his finish in June was 3:30, so he is doing extremely well. I’m going to get off my butt and see how well I can do in the Mini this year.
I’m so grateful to be here. Grateful to be alive. Having fun. Peace out.