I should have realized when I checked into the hotel and got a warm cookie, that the trip was going to be sweet. Thank you Doubletree, for causing a three day addiction to sugar.
The cookie part was great, but they must pipe that smell through the hotel. All I could smell was warm gooey deliciousness every time I stepped foot in the lobby.
I heard rumors of a great candy store in Savannah, so surprise, surprise, that was our first destination. What? It was so close to the hotel! Little did I know the place was like Willy Wonka's factory.
|Taffy conveyer belts along the roof|
|Taffy machine. Oh the swirls!|
Obviously, a caramel and chocolate covered apple decorated like a pig would make an AMAZING souvenir of Savannah, right? I resisted the urge, but I did happen to go back to that store 3 times in 3 days, and yes: I bought something each and every time. Tuesday: chocolate covered marshmallow on a stick, Wednesday: hard candies from the dispensers, Thursday: pecan pralines.
Shame none of them made it all the way home. Whoops.
Don't worry, there were some workouts in those three days too. Actually, since there was a gym, I was so excited to work out inside! A month without a gym membership = way too many hot July runs in Georgia. So my workouts went like this on vacation:
-Tuesday afternoon when we arrived, I was desperate to stretch my legs. Did 4.75 miles on the treadmill, with 1 mile warm-up @ 9:50, 3 miles tempo @ 8:30, and then 10 minutes or so of cool down jogging.
-Wednesday morning was a quick 30 minutes on the elliptical. I was going to hop in the pool afterwards, but I forgot my bathing suit. How does that happen?
-Thursday: Another run on the treadmill. 5.5 Miles in 50 Minutes at 1.5% incline. Watching Saved by the Bell. I had to actually tear myself off that thing to meet everyone. I really wanted to know what happened after Kelly dumped Zach! Next time, I guess.
What's the worst thing you've forgotten to pack on a vacation?
I still remember leaving a toothbrush at home on a camping trip when I was little. I learned the "brush with your finger method." Gross.
Do you ever watch TV on the treadmill/elliptical? What do you watch?
At my old gym I would watch whatever was on the big screens--usually the news. But old re-runs is way better! Saved by the Bell is an old favorite, and yes I wanted to be Kelly growing up.