Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Posted by CheapRunnerMichelle

Well friends I've just returned home from a whirlwind work trip to Florida. I was hoping for a little R&R in the sunshine the day we arrived, but alas the clouds and rain had rolled in...so what else is a girl to do given those conditions...but shop.
First up was a stop for lunch at Crispers. Crispers is a Lakeland, Florida based chain of fast casual restaurants with an emphasis on health‑conscious fare and a menu that consists mainly of salads and sandwiches. (Wikipedia)...and lunch was ah...mazzzzing!!!!


Then we headed to the outlets (while my boss headed to the golf course - win/win!) It was a fairly "early" night for the trip, as we were back to the hotel by 10pm to hit the hay. I had good intentions of getting up for a run on Friday morning, but after an extremely long Thursday (up at 2am to head to the airport, after only 2hrs of sleep...and then no nap during the day)...I literally passed out, and I knew I needed my sleep, as the next few days were going to be long ones...so sleep it was - and then off to work for the day...to watch dress after dress for 9 hours straight come down the runway...I swear after awhile they all look exactly the same...and then try doing that for another 2 days. Every time we break or have lunch, I like to get out of the AC and into the Florida sunshine (those from Florida think I'm just plain 'ol crazy)...but seriously...how can you pass this view up


Friday night we headed to the yacht club (yes I know...my job doesn't suck). I'll let the pics speak for themselves


Saturday night after work - they arranged for the entire office staff and all of us international distributors to head out for some bowling. I was a little skeptical at first...but we ended up having a blast!!! It was great to get out of the office with everyone, and spend some time together in a more relaxed environment - and just having some good 'ol fashion fun together


When we headed back to the hotel - that's when the fireworks happened...in my hotel room...


I had decided that I should probably plug in my GPS watch to charge...the sparks started flying so I quickly pulled the plug out, at which point the edge of of watch fused to the plug...so I literally had to rip it off...so now I need to "shave" the 2 exposed metal areas on my watch so that I don't injure myself...talk about a scary moment.

And today I leave you with this


Have you ever electrocuted yourself?

Do you get to travel anywhere for work?


  1. Wish I could travel for work!!!! Wow would love to have your job:) Heat makes things expand.......haaaaaa

  2. Amy @ fitnessmeetsfrosting.comJune 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    OMG your job sounds so cool!!! And YIKES! That must have been scary! Electricity and fire scare me haha! I haven't traveled anywhere for work and I kind of doubt I will until I'm much older.

  3. hahaha...to that picture at the bottom...LOVE

    Sounds like you have a pretty sweet gig there!!!

  4. Oh, no - that sounds a little scary with the electricity!! Does your Garmin still work?
    I would be right there with you - outside any chance possible.
    Glad you had a good trip!

  5. Heidi @ www.idlehide.comJune 25, 2014 at 5:02 AM

    Florida- how nice!! I always wanted to travel for work! Love the cartoon you left with us:)