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Three Flights Down…Hello, Colorado!

by Courtney on May 5, 2012

**Hey folks! This is actually my first chance getting onto wi-fi this weekend, but so far everything is GREAT! Just finished up an awesome bootcamp and now we’re headed down to some breakfast. But first, let me fill ya’ll in on yesterday’s post…Happy Cinco de Mayo!!**

I still can’t believe it…I, the self-proclaimed worst packer in the entire world, managed to get all of my belongings into two carry-on bags. Talk about a victory!

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I was up bright and early this morning (actually, just early…it’s nowhere near bright at 4:00am) so I could head off to the airport to catch my marathon of flights for the morning. Almost as soon as Jay dropped me off, I found Scott, who you may remember is my flight guru from last year.

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Scott was able to hook me up big time with my flights this morning, so I definitely owe him one. He’s pretty awesome…and you can even find him on Twitter too (@NYSkirt). Smile

Once I picked up my boarding pass and all that jazz, I headed up to go through security, got my Noxzema taken away from me (damn, it was worth a shot), then went on over to Starbucks for a little morning caffeine. Blond roast + 1 pump vanilla syrup + skim milk. Becoming a new favorite, I’ll tell ya.

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So about ten minutes into my first flight this morning, I realized that I had totally forgotten to take my Dramamine. I tend to get pretty awful motion sickness (remember this past summer?) so I always have it on hand. Of course, I panicked as soon as I realized this, which of course made things worse. Thankfully, the flight was only about 90 minutes long, but it was a tough one.

I had about 25 minutes to hang out in Baltimore before I had to board my next flight, so before anything else, I made sure to hit up the gift shop and grab some Dramamine, downed it immediately, and also picked up an interesting little snack.

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They were pretty good, my friends. Pretty darn good.

Of course, I needed more than that, so I broke into some of the other food I brought with me. I had picked up a bagel from Starbucks earlier this morning (I ordered cinnamon raisin and the stinkers gave me plain), so I snacked on half of that, a (very brown) banana, and a packet of almond butter.

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I was hopeful that the food would do a little something for my nausea, but no luck. By the time I boarded my next flight, which was headed to Milwaukee,  I was pretty certain that there was no way I was going to make it through the flight without ralphing (sorry, gross, I know). The turbulence on that flight was unbelievable, but somehow, someway, I managed to hold it together.

My third and FINAL flight for this morning had me staying on that same plane and just waiting it out until the other passengers boarded. By now, my Dramamine had kicked in and this flight was MUCH more bearable. I was even able to sleep for a little more than half of it. WOOT!

So I’ve finally arrived in Colorado and have been chugging water like its my job.

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I’m determined not to let this elevation change get to me!

Now, I’m just chillaxin’ here in the airport, waiting for my gal Alyssa to get here, and then we’ll hopefully grab some lunch. It’s wayyyy past my usual lunch time.

Hope everyone’s Friday is off to a great start, and is gearing up for a fun weekend!

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1 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third May 5, 2012 at 11:29 am

Nothing worse then a case of motion sickness! Glad you were able to hold it together! Have a blast…. Can’t wait to read all the recaps!! :)

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2 Laura @ Backstage Balance May 5, 2012 at 11:47 am

Yeah Milwaukee (I live there)!
Have fun at the Blend Retreat!
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3 Victoria May 5, 2012 at 11:47 am

So jealous of you going to Blend! Have fun and enjoy playing Mall Madness ;)

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4 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm

That must suck to get motion sickness on flights – I guess I’m lucky I never do. Have fun at BLEND!
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5 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life May 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Glad your flights went off without a hitch this time! Have an awesome time at Blend!
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6 Angela May 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Those almond rice sticks look good! Have a fun trip :)
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7 Kim @ The Family Practice May 5, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Poor thing! Glad you were able to keep it together and just get there. Just a heads up for the altitude sickness – if you do have a problem just know that exercise as well as drinking alcohol can have a major impact. When we moved to Utah we had drinks to celebrate our new house and all of us ended up super sick. Just be careful! No one had warned us of that and I really wish we had known.
Have a blasty at BLEND – can’t wait to read about it!
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8 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles May 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Have a wonderful time at the BLEND! I wish I could have went- so have fun for all of us stuck at home! :)
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9 Sana May 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

You poor thing :( I hate getting air sick! Have fun at the conference!
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10 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Have a great time, Courtney! Can’t wait to hear all the details!!
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11 Alysha @Shesontherun May 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I have that exact same watch. My mom got it for me (and of course she got herself the same one too). It happens all the time!
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12 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Hope you have a great weekend!
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13 Becca May 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Can’t wait to hear all about your weekend! Have fun :)
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14 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake May 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Can’t wait to hear more about Blend! Even though I don’t get motion sickness regularly, I’m sure I would have been feeling a little queasy with all that flying!
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15 Lisa May 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Crazy flights you’ve got going on! Can’t believe you’ve had to take 3. Goodness, as someone who also doesn’t deal well with planes, I feel your pain. Hope you have an amazing time this weekend!
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16 krystal@coffeecardiogoddess May 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Oh man thats a bummer you get flight sickness. Atleast you made it ok and I hope you have a great time!
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17 Sam May 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Glad you got there safe!! Sorry about the not so great plans rides!!
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18 Liz May 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Dramamine is just benedryl…. Just FYI. I think the Dramamine might be more expensive, and you might save some $$$ just buying the benedryl!

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19 Andre Beckett May 9, 2012 at 1:13 am

I am curious to read the whole recap. I am glad you made it ok despite the flight sickness.
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