Tuesday, August 9, 2016

At the End of the Day!

Six a.m. came early this morning!  I slept well considering I was sleeping in another hotel bed.  I needed to be downstairs by 7 a.m. to begin the set-up for the room. There would be 19 new consultants in attendance to learn about the Elizabeth Arden products.

The consultants showed up on time.  It was a very long, intense day learning about skincare, foundations, color and fragrances.  At 5 p.m., the training ended.  I packed-up and printed out new UPS labels to send the products boxes on to the new destination for next week.

I was amazed to learn that during the seven hours of training, I had completed 6,000 steps.  I must have walked around the room a lot to complete 6,000 steps.  I was impressed!

After my dinner, I decided to step outside to get some fresh air and to walk.  As the doors opened to the outside, I could feel the humidity(71% to be exact).  Temperature was at 84 degrees.  Living in Colorado, I am not accustomed to 71% humidity.

As I proceeded to walk around the hotel, I noticed the half-moon rising in the south and the sun setting in the west. The colors of the sun were a soft pink and soft yellow .  The pink color reminded me of the pink from the Victoria Secret's ad and the yellow reminded me of cheese. As I observed the sunset, the lyrics from "Fiddler on the Roof" came to mind.  "Is this the little girl I carried?  Is this the little boy at play?  I don't remember growing older.  When did they?...Sunrise, Sunset..." 

In the distant, I could hear the cicadas in the background.  With the air-condition units roaring and the cicadas chirping, I could barely think.

Walking around the hotel, I could feel the sweat dripping down the center of my back.  Nothing was going to stop me, I was determined to get in my 10,000 steps for the day.

As the sky was getting darker and I took the elevator up to my room and proceeded to my room, I could feel my FitBit buzzing letting me know that I had completed my 10,000 step.  A beautiful sunset and my 10,000 steps was a great way to end my day!


  1. I hate it when sweat drips off me, I like doing 10,000 steps a day and that happens more in summer then winter as in summer I like to go for walks not so much in the colder months

    1. Yes, I love summer months as well. When it is cold and snowy outside, it is harder to get in your steps.

  2. Excellent post. Denise. You pay attention:)

    1. Thank you, Rick! Slowly, steadily, surely!!!