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Rest Day & Packing for The Cathe Road Trip

Thinking Positively
Well, today is my official rest day - properly preparing myself for the Cathe Road Trip. However, I am such a bundle of nerves (both good and bad) that I feel like I need to do something just to shake out some of the energy.

While some of the nerves are from my anxiety over flying, a huge part of the nerve is really pure excitement. I am almost at a loss for words to be honest. I'm not sure there is really any way that I can totally express how excited I am to not only meet Cathe, but to also finally meet Jessica and Jolene.

As I commented to Jessica, there may actually be squealing when we meet! Seriously that giddy, not going to lie. Never in a million years would I have thought that I could honestly call 2 people true friends when I have never even met them face-to-face. But, I do indeed consider them to be friends. I know that this will not be the last time we meet up. I fully expect that they will come visit me and I'll gladly brave another flight to visit them - and that's huge 'cause I don't just fly for anyone ;-)

So, even though I am worried about eating out so much (something I know I haven't really mentioned), terrified of the flight, worried if I'm really up for what's in store regarding all the workouts, I have so many more positive aspects of this trip to look forward to and to help ground me (well sort of as I am seriously on cloud 9).

I thought I would list out all of the positives that I'm looking forward to - this will help me first and foremost, but it will also give you all an idea of what I'll be up to:
  1. Meeting Jessica and Jolene.
  2. Meeting Cathe.
  3. Meeting all the other Catheletes - seriously how cool is it going to be to meet so many others who actually know who Cathe is????
  4. Getting to attend classes taught by Cathe - not just my DVDs wow.
  5. Visiting Philadelphia with Jason.
  6. Getting to visit with some really good friends who now live in Maryland - Jason is staying with them and then they're going to join us in Philly at least one day.
  7. Getting to enjoy some restaurants that actually understand what a vegan or vegetarian meal really is. As in they include *gasp* a protein like tofu or seitan. This is going to be a HUGE treat for me. There are NO restaurants like that here, none, nada.
  8. Enjoying a few days off from work.
Skipping Regular Dinner Post
I will apologize in advance for the out-of-ordinary post (and the ones over the next few days that won't be my norm as well). I hope you all stick with me though and maybe even enjoy the programming change.

I have so much left to get done that I am going to do myself a favor and post early rather than wait on dinner. Plus, dinner tonight will be whatever we can manage to pull together - may be just an easy stir fry so you won't be missing out on too much I hate to admit.

My sister will be staying over and watching the dogs again (thank goodness), so I need to get the house in order for her as well as finish with last minute packing. The flight is scheduled for 7:30 am, so the goal is to get to bed early and pray for sleep.

I look forward to sharing this trip with you all.


  1. have a great trip! I'm sure your nerves are pure excitement.

  2. You are going to have such a fantastic time! Look at all of the amazing things you have to look forward to!

  3. turn on the music and dance- it seriously helps the pre travel jitters and anxiety! <3

    i cant wait to follow you along ur road trip :) ive wanted to do a road trip this summer.. so i guess now i will be (vicariously through you of course)

    xoxo <3

  4. have a great trip! i hate flying too but just repeat to myself 'flying is safer than driving' when i start panicking ;)

  5. Ahhh I'm so excited for you!! You are going to have so much fun :)

  6. Good girl putting that positive foot forward! I am so excited for you and I can't wait to see what you are up to on the road trip!

  7. I hope you have so much fun!! And you can always find healthy options that suit you when you're out. And remember. It's only a temporary thing and won't hurt you or your hot body. :)

    I can totally relate to being excited to meet people you consider friends even though you've never met. I certainly think friendships can grow online.

  8. Have a safe trip! I hate flying too, but I'm sure all the fun you're going to have will be worth it. :)

  9. AnonymousJuly 29, 2010

    Have a wonderful time! Can't wait for you to tell us all about it!

  10. Have a fantastic, FABULOUS and safe trip, girlie! Just remember--you and everyone there already have something in common! :) Take lots of pics!

  11. I wish that I was the Jolene that you are meeting!! I am always jealous of blogger meet ups!

  12. AnonymousJuly 29, 2010

    Have an AMAZING trip Heather! I can't wait to hear all about it.

  13. have an amazing trip as i know you will! it would stress me out to travel in general, meet new people, eat out at places i dont know, but in the end, it will all be sooooo worth it! you are gonna have a ball and dont worry about blogging, posting, commenting, none of it. this whole mess will still be here for you when you return :)

    HAVE FUN!!!!!

    glad you liked my strength training/lift heavy post!

  14. I look forward to reading your random posts! It's always good to switch it up a little

  15. O hun, I wish I could give you a big hug. It will be so much fun! DOn't worry so much about eating out. I find when I'm away from home, I actually loose weight since I dont graze and snack. Plus, youll be getting a killer workout! Most joints sell vegetarian options these days, its the "hip" thing to do! Have a great trip, I'll be thinking of you!

  16. Sounds like a fun trip, I love going to veggie restaurants, I do end up taking a lifetime to decide what to have though cause I'm not used to so much choice haha

  17. Can't wait to hear about the trip! I am sure the flight will be fine, just bring your ipod and a magazine and try to forget about it!
    You will have such a blast!!

  18. awww...what a sweet post!!! I can't wait to meet you too and am so touched that you'd consider flying up to see us sometime (and of course we'll do the same!!!) So excited, and you are almost here...ahhhh!!

  19. AnonymousJuly 30, 2010

    You are so freakin' sweet, girl!! We are both sitting here in the room dying from anticipation!! And like she said, totally touched that you'd consider flying AGAIN to see eachother in the future, knowing how much you don't like to fly and all. ;) see you soon!!!


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