Semi-Wordless: Tennessee Trip
I don’t really feel like writing about my long weekend in Tennessee. I wish I could write a blog post that reports great success, or at least success compared to last year’s trip, but I don’t feel like I can.
I made it to the game this year, but not past the first quarter. I made an attempt to rally later in the game after Tennessee tied it up, and enjoyed watching the last quarter in the hotel bar with my Nana Connie.
But like the football team I committed some blunders…that left me hating myself. That’s all I really feel like sharing word-wise, and while I am disappointed that I was not able to keep my eating disorder from getting to me during my mini-vacation, I do have a lot of fun photos to show off that can remind me of the good times I had!
I suppose if ED was rearing its ugly head, it means I was having fun…and I definitely did. I also need to give myself credit for the GOOD I did this weekend. Like this very healthy lunch!
The fact that I got to try a new bourbon bar!
My sister has been talking about Linda’s famous meals since she started school at UT, and I got to visit her house and try one!
My sister’s happy tears as we surprised her with a 21st birthday cake were so beautiful. More beautiful than the cake!
Second-family sister Lauren visited too from Atlanta, and she and I stumbled upon a farmers’ market during our morning walk to find coffee!
I enjoyed the tailgating food to its fullest and didn’t miss out on trying any of it!
After I left the game early I learned something about myself – pools are therapeutic to me. I went for a dip in the hotel pool once I got back, and it really calmed me.
And while I didn’t handle the post-game party very well, at least I was there. I could’ve just wallowed the rest of the evening, but I made the decision to throw on a cute outfit and make an effort to enjoy myself on the last night of my trip – and cheer up my dad after the Tennessee loss.
Oh yeah, and I worked out each day I was away for a total of one arm/ab workout that left me sore, and ran a total of 6.2 miles on the hotel treadmill. Lots of people would just take the whole weekend off. I worked hard in the gym – SO THERE.
Have you ever been to Tennessee and/or an SEC football game?
When/where was your last long weekend away?