This weekend Peter and I took a road trip. A road trip for me. None of this *us* stuff, this time, but something *I* wanted to do and he was all for it, cheering me on. We’ve been cooped up since Thanksgiving and when the *can’t say no* opportunity arose, I was in and my driver was onboard! I’ve so far avoided talking about a *huge* part of my life because I can’t seem to find the words to do it justice. So, we’ll just gloss over that part and save it for another day and just say that T-Tapp, Teresa and all the people behind it have been my *besties* for 10 years. Friends I talk to everyday. People I’ve cheered on, been cheered on by, laughed with and cried with. People I talk with, more often, than my *closest* family. I whole heartedly believe in it for what it is, who it is and what it does. It has wiped out my debilitating arthritis and has been a large part in the continual moulding of who I am.
So this weekend a *few* of us gathered, to pay, to get our butts kicked by two amazing trainers. Michelle and Jen. Michelle, came in from Pittsburgh and Jen from near Minneapolis. We drove 5 1/5 hours for this pleasure. Do you know what 5 1/2 hours feels like after a kick butt workout? I mean the sitting in the car after getting your butt kicked part? If you have never Tapped, trust me, you do not know. Running a 10K is *nothing* compared to this, I’m pretty sure a marathon could never compare. This was total kick butt, people. If you Tapp and don’t feel it like this, you aren’t doing it right. Sorry….. But true. And yes, I fall into that trap, sometimes, too. But, boy how an *event* will pull Tapping back to the front and reality. It kicks butt like nothing else. And as I said before, somewhere else…….
Thank you Michelle and Jen for a *most* awesome event!!
This was unlike any event I have ever been to. It was so much like Safety Harbor, in so many ways. The instruction and explanations were top notch………
Michelle, you are even more incredible than I knew, I *heart* you!!! And Jen, wowzers, you are an awesome trainer with a knack for getting form across (especially ribs up, LOL!) You had an incredible mentor, I could feel it, her spirit came right through you. What gifts you two have…….
I’ve never been to an event with such an interactive crowd. People willing to speak up and admit when they needed help or clarification, people willing to be called out, by name, ROFLOL. When one person spoke up, eveyone gathered to hear the answer or look at Michelle’s awesome pedicure. LOL!
What an awesome group of Tappers, from pre-beginner to advanced, and a large group 24 ish? There was something for everyone and never a flustered trainer, in the process. Amazing.
My husband and I drove 5 1/2 hours to be here and raced home ahead of an ice storm… That is how worth it it was…… I’ll do it again in a heartbeat. Lisa???? Next time! LOL!
People, no complaining that there are no events near you…… Unless you are overseas, there is something, somewhere if you *really* want it. And you should.
Plus I got to meet my besties, in person, for the very first time, Michelle (armygirlwriting), what a *huge* surprise, I didn’t know she’d be there!! Elizabeth (gardengirl639) as sweet, dedicated and sushi loving as I imagined! Holly, Sarah, Clare and many more that I didn’t get their names but I hope we convinced to come or even spend more time on the forums!!!
What a fabulous, exhausting, muscle quivering, burning sort of day. Nothing like crawling out of a car after a long, hard, kick butt working out day, after riding for 5 1/2 hours.
Joan, the ultimate bath was my best ever. I hope your ears didn’t burn off entirely today, because you were talked about something serious…. So when you are overwhelmed with phone calls, this week, remember me and the rest of your faithful followers. Kickbacks accepted.
Happy Valentines to me!
And Happy Birthday to Michelle, tomorrow!
Off to sleep like a baby!
Pre night….. those of us staying at the hotel where the event was to be held, met up, had a drink and had a designated driver steer us to an incredibly close, incredibly good, sushi restaurant. (Thank you for driving, Elizabeth!) And you know what Peter and I think about sushi. And now Elizabeth and Michelle, too?
Who planned ahead and thought about it being Valentines weekend? Not us. None of us…
When they told us it was 1 hour and 20 minutes wait and no access to the bar, can’t get there from here……. And some people hadn’t eaten all day…….. Elizabeth, the local, stepped out to check on other options. In the mean time, Peter, was wrangling, wrestling, intimidating someone or something? …..and had us a table before Elizabeth could hardly explain our other options. He is good! LOL! And boy was it worth it. An incredible waitress and more incredible company. Am I gushing? No, it was fun and good. And fun. No gushing required. It was all good. Those non~sushi lovers are now sushi lovers. Just remember the soy paper and tempura. You can’t go wrong. Especially, if you have sriracha mayo sauce, LOL!
May can’t come soon enough…………..
Sounds a bit like sadism, no? Yes, it does, yes, it is, and Yes, you can do it, too. LOL!