On the plane, I was exhausted and very down. But I told myself that if I was going to do this that I wasn't going to mope. The sadness that day was not about me and I needed to shake it off and enjoy myself. By the time I landed, got the rental and made my way to the hotel, it was 8pm. I met my friends around 8:30pm at a tapas restaurant. It was delicious! The drinks were excellent! And the company was perfect! Just what I needed.
After dinner, we made our way to the downtown bars. The NCAA tournament was in town along with a Fire Fighter convention. It was packed! Our first bar choice had a huge line and it was 36 degrees outside. We quickly decided to go to an Irish pub we had passed on the corner. I'm so glad we did. We were the last ones to get in as a line started forming behind us. We went to the bar and got drinks in less than 5 minutes (while a guy said he had been waiting to be served for 30...). After getting the drinks, a perfect table magically opened up. The guy to girl ratio was AT LEAST 2 to 1. We parked there and were there until 2:30AM! I lost count of how many guys told me I was hot. HA! I felt great!
I woke up the next morning at 8:30am thinking of Lizard. I couldn't fall back asleep, but I actually didn't feel too bad for 5 hours of sleep. I met a friend for lunch and we went shopping. I bought a super cute clutch purse from Nordstom (WAY on sale!) to take out that night. Then I went back to the hotel to get ready.
I met my sorority sisters at Palomino for dinner and the mood was already electric because the Butler game was going on. For those of you that don't know, Butler is a small, private school in Indianapolis and they were playing to get into the Final Four! And they WON!! YAY!! There were 14 of us that made it to dinner and it was like we went back in time. We had such a fun time!
On the other hand, the scale didn't like it so much. Today is my weekly weigh in day and instead of losing 2.2 pounds like my goal, I gained 1.2 pounds. So, I'm currently 3.4 pounds behind on my current Challenge. But, you know what? I'm okay with that. Today, I'm back on the horse.
Tonight is the viewing, so I brought my clothes to work out during lunch. Tomorrow morning is the funeral, so I already have it in my head that I'm going to run tomorrow afternoon. I will not let these surprises get me completely off track. This is the new me and the new me is not satisfied with "fine"...I want more and I will get it!!