July 24, 2012
I am in London! Photostory.
I am finally in the UK!!! Woohoo. It is so quaint and cute here. Let’s start the London photostory shall we? It begins at SFO International Airport.
I wore my mint Nikes, cooked protein pancakes for the journey, and made sure to have my Bamboo Bottle with me to stay hydrated. For those of you wondering, I brought both my mint and hot pink shoes. I couldn’t choose! Was I seated next to an over-talkative person or a crying baby this time on my trip? Hmm…no in fact…I was seated next to some guy who kept putting his elbow on my arm rest, making my volume go up and down while I was watching my movies. But perhaps the worst part was the fact that there was a crying toddler for about 9 hours of the 11 hour trip. No, not a crying baby. A toddler who was like 3. I tried to drown out the noise with my movies and I was actually able to sleep, so the flight wasn’t as bad as it sounds. But man, I don’t think I’ve ever been on a quiet flight!!! I was so happy when we touched ground!
When I got off the plane, I was sooo tired and unaware of what day it was and what time it was. My head was all messed up and I was exhausted. But I was too excited to be bothered by it! Onwards I went. I took a train then taxi to my apartment (much like a dorm) and then headed over to Google HQ to meet up with some other channels. Here are some of my friends! Clockwise from top, that’s Derrick from Veritasium (makes vids about physics), me, Steve from STRSkillSchool (he was also a Next Trainer), and Elly from Appchat (“girl geek”).
After many orientation presentations and introductions (it was sooo like freshmen college orientation!) we got to go on a Duck Tour! The last time I was on one of these was in Boston. Now, I am going to try REALLY HARD to be accurate with these landmarks.
Here is the London Eye!!! I don’t know if I could go on the Ferris Wheel. It looks too scary. I might die.
I believe this is the Parliament building. I just remember the tour guide telling us to yell “boo” as we passed it.
Red double decker bus! So London!
Just a picturesque scene of a quaint looking intersection. Fabulous architecture.
Boat car turned into a boat.
Riding on the Thames River.
After the tour, I couldn’t wait to get home, work out, and get groceries. On the tube (or subway) I met a POPster who had been doing my vids for over 2 years! It was so cool – like a warm greeting! I hope to run into more of you guys. Watch out for meetup info. I don’t know when it will happen yet, but it will. I am here for 3 weeks!
Unfortunately the workout didn’t happen because by the time I was settled in it was like 9pm. I did go for a nice stroll to find food though. Check it out!!! A cute mini eggplant!!! It was one of the first things I saw on my food hunt!
And then I was stunned by this weird branch/bark looking thing that was supposed to be a yam. Crazy huh? Yeah. Pic-worthy.
I ended up doing a fun FOOD HAUL video for you all because I was so excited to shop for groceries in the UK. First time ever, so it HAD to be documented. Unfortunately there was a weird problem when I tried to upload it to YouTube, so maybe I can have it up for you some time tomorrow evening. Lots of cute things to look forward to!
I better get to sleep. It’s 3:31am here which means it 7:30pm over in California. Oh whatever. My sleep schedule is messed up anyway. Maybe this will reset it.
More pics and videos to come! I’ll be posting lots of Olympic and London themed workouts for you on Youtube.com/Blogilates – so make sure you’re subscribed!
Hope you are all doing well, love ya!
PS – will announce the winners of the TRAIN LIKE A BEAST LOOK LIKE A BEAUTY CONTEST tomorrow as well. Feel free to enter if you have not! Click here to see rules.