Tuesday workout: 45 minutes walk on the TM with hand weights
Greetings from the Rockies (Dean is arriving later today)!
My plane landed in Denver around 7:45 pm. When I finally made it to the shuttle pick up area for the rental cars, there was a HUGE amount of people waiting. Of all the rental car companies, I think EVERYONE chose the same one I picked. I was strategically the last one in line, for this was the best position to be in. All those suc$ers eagerly lining up to get in line first were going to be the last one’s out of the shuttle and thus the last ones in the rental car line! Sometimes the “early bird” does not get the worm! haha. My strategy worked….when I finally got on the shuttle I was right by the door, and as soon as the shuttle parked in front of the rental car office, I made a beeline inside and was the first one in line. After being made to feel guilty for declining all their rental car insurance coverage (I have my own insurance that covers driving in rental cars), I was out of there in a few minutes. I may have sorta smugly looked back at the long line of people waiting to pick up their car ; )
Driving from Denver to the ranch we’re staying at was an adventure! Obviously, in order to get to the mountains you have to drive THROUGH the mountains, so I had to drive up a twisty-turny road all the way up a mountain and back down a mountain….at night….with only reflectors at the side of the road marking where you could potentially fall off the road and a long way down if you took a turn too quickly. Fortunately, for better or worse, there are very few things that scare me ; ), and so I actually found this drive fun and perhaps even SAFER than driving on an open highway. Why? When driving on a normal highway, I think it’s very easy for your mind to wander and for you to not may much attention to what you’re doing. When driving through a (at times) two lane mountain overpass…you are focusing every single second on the road in front of you. I liked that challenge. It was sorta exhilarating.
The one thing that was a little freaky or at least something I am not used to was looking into my rearview mirror and seeing only black. (Mom, I know you’re probably freaking out reading this, but don’t! I drove very carefully and obviously got here just fine!)
The other thing I was not used to was that the car I rented was semi-automatic….I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with the car at first, cause I had it in M mode (manual mode?) rather than automatic Drive mode. I thought there was something terribly wrong with the engine at first! haha. I did not figure out that there was a drive mode until I arrived at the ranch 2 hours later, but I did quickly figure out how to use the M mode, I just kinda played around shifting between the manual settings until I found one that felt right and ran smoothly for the road I was driving on. I actually kind of liked it, although I’m sure it’s nothing even close to what driving an actual shift transmission is like. It was pretty idiot-proof.
Gotta get ready for our rehearsal breakfast!
Scariest drive you’ve ever done?
Any music your embarrassed to admit that you like?