For the first time ever I think I’m slowly starting to dread travel, and amazingly enough it has nothing to do with the travel experience as such. Yes, I still love getting up at 3:30AM to catch a flight, standing in long security lines, listening to redundant announcements, and watching the same snippet of “short subject programming” aboard a flight over and over and over.
Instead I’m dreading the things I used to love most about the “premium” travel experience — warm cookies and hot nuts in first class, the controversial mystery omelet on breakfast flights, the “gold foil” snack mix, the cheese wedges in the Red Carpet Club, and of course the new Pepperidge Farm cookies United has. Heck, I’m even starting to dread the Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Dulles.
I’ve been working out every single day (without exception) and eating healthy (for the most part) for well over a month now, and I feel great. Not that I didn’t feel well before, but I’m really enjoying my daily trip to the gym and overall healthier life. Anyway, what has made this so easy is that I haven’t done a whole lot of travel in the past month, and therefore it has been easy for me to eat healthy and get a workout routine down.
As many of you may remember I’m thinking about going to the “Up in the Air” pre-screening in San Francisco this week, and I still haven’t made up my mind. In the past I wouldn’t have thought twice about it, but since this would mean almost four days in a row of flying, I’m starting to look at it a bit differently — will I have time to work out every day during my travels? Do I really want to be tempted by all those hot nuts and warm cookies? Isn’t it easier just to stay home, work out, and eat healthy?
Sorry, it’s just tough to eat healthy and work out on the road. It’s not that bad when you do 25,000 miles a year, but when you do nearly ten times that it’s tough, in my opinion. Oh, and Coke has officially cut their paid sponsorship of my promotion of Diet Coke with lime, so expect to see a lot more airplane pictures involving water as my beverage of choice. 😉
And lastly, you might be wondering why I miss Ted, as the title suggests. Well, one thing I always whined about with Ted was that I wasn’t getting fed at the beginning of every trip thanks to the lack of first class. Well, now TPA is basically all mainline, which means first class is back. And that means I have the choice of an omelet or fruit plate. And I’m a sucker for the omelet, but it sure as hell isn’t healthy, so….