Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Stopping and Streaking

It's been a very good two days for the streaks. Yesterday, after a slight delay, I had a pleasant flight from Miami to Denver. My seatmate was great, a cross between Larry David and Dan Kennedy.

When the plane landed, the flight attendants asked everyone without a connection to stay seated while those pressed for time got off first.

I have never witnessed such a civil and fast deplaning. Everyone was polite and quickity-quick. It was nice to watch. Then I got off the plane and promptly outwalked all of them to the exit. ;) Turbulent Deplaning!

I was also in a good mood because of the amazing comments we've been receiving on our TT Facebook 250,000 Fan Contest here:

https://www.facebook.com/TurbulenceTrainingFanpage/posts/10153023457474679?comment_id=10153026834904679&ref=notif&notif_t=feed_comment

While in Denver I usually have a go-to hotel, but last night I tried the Oxford Hotel. It's really close to work, and while I appreciate the antique, old-school, hipster vibe they are going for, it just didn't work for me in the room. This was my desk, and I couldn't get anything done at it (it was tiny, it wobbled, and the chair didn't fit under it - I was told every room was like that). So despite the cool ambiance, and the amazing Oxford Club health spa/gym next door (squat rack, db's to 100!), I had to move over to a more modern hotel with much more space...and light. Still, if you're on holiday and want a cool hotel at a good rate, Oxford might be your style.









Stayed at the Oxford Hotel in Denver yesterday, and while I appreciate the antique, old-school, hipster vibe they are going for, it just didn't work for md want a cool hotel at a good rate, Oxford might be your style.
Photo: Stayed at the Oxford Hotel in Denver yesterday, and while I appreciate the antique, old-school, hipster vibe they are going for, it just didn't work for me in the room. This was my desk, and I couldn't get anything done at it (it was tiny, it wobbled, and the chair didn't fit under it - I was told every room was like that). So despite the cool ambiance, and the amazing Oxford Club health spa/gym next door (squat rack, db's to 100!), I had to move over to a more modern hotel with much more space...and light. Still, if you're on holiday and want a cool hotel at a good rate, Oxford might be your style.

Today's update on the Streaks:

1) 3000 words per day

Hit this today and did a lot of article organizing for tomorrow. I have a very busy week of filming and meetings, so I have to stay on script and crank out the writing in the morning.

2) No Post Dinner Binge Eating

Back on track with this. Good for 5 days straight. Going to make it 74 straight to finish the contest.

3) 1 Drink Maximum

None yesterday and I doubt I'll have one tonight.

4) No Outbursts or Snarkiness

Really great interactions, from the airport to the plane to the hotel staff and all my team members. It's tough for me but I've stayed patient through all of the inconveniences.

5) Healthy Gut Days

Everything is working great and I just finished up one of my favorite hotel meals, 4 scrambled eggs with spinach and a side of olive oil. Tonight we are heading to a steakhouse for dinner.

Staying dialed in,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Stop worrying about what other people think. You cannot control their thoughts or actions, only your own. Stay strong and do what is right for you.