Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Home at last...

I am tired of hotels, rental cars, airplanes...enough complaining, although my last day/night on the road was one for the books...

I returned to my hotel room Tuesday evening, wiped out from a long day and ready for my first night with no client entertaining, looking forward to ordering room service, kicking up the feet and watching some hockey playoffs. As I approached my room, I could smell smoke from a cigarette, I got closer and could tell the smoking was coming from the room across the hall from mine (I was on a non-smoking floor). I quickly got into my room in hopes that none of the odor would follow...too late, my room smelled like a dirty ashtray. I called the front desk to alert them of the smoking and asked to move rooms, by that time I was nauseous.

I quickly packed up my belongings and met the bell manager outside of my door where he could hardly stand the smoke and was on the radio calling security...I got my new keys and headed to my new room. Dinner, rest and hockey were delayed...the bell manager was very apologetic and said that he would add a bunch of points to my Marriott Rewards account for the inconvenience, I'll let you know if that happens.

So, my fourth hotel room in seven nights, where was I again?

I'm home! Unfortunately, my pregnant wife has been dealing with our sick dog the entire time I was on the road so, I got home and immediately had an appointment with the vet. We have a 14-year-old black lab and we know any day her number will be called, but right now she is like the energizer bunny and just keeps going on.

Nothing dire with the dog and we would just have to put up with the sickness until the meds took hold...oh fun!

As for training, I skipped my swim on Monday as the hotel pool was a joke, 90 degrees and SHORT...Tuesday, I got in a great run along the lakefront and I just finished my Wednesday ride which I held off on to be able to do at home on my TT bike.

I might race a duathlon this weekend, we'll see how the weather is as I don't want to be out in the cold and rain before heading to St. Croix.

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