The Record We Didn’t Set

As a member of I was invited to the Rose Bowl Stadium to be a part of 2,000 people planking for 60 seconds on Saturday morning.

I left Friday morning and stopped at Rail Side Cafe in San Dimas for lunch.

I check into my room on the fourth floor and change into my swimsuit.

I get to enjoy this hot bubbly massage bowl by myself and share the pool with kids squealing and splashing around.

The hotel’s evening reception snack before I set out on foot to find more food.

A mural in downtown Arcadia on my way to Monarch Donuts where I got to dip my own in the kitchen.

A walk through the park before dinner.

Up too early, apple from hotel, and wait 30 minutes as first in line to get blue shirt, drink tons of water, and get to the field.

A Q&A with Jillian Michaels before she helps count us in for the official plank.

Cassey Ho leading a body-burning workout after we find out we only had 1,200 out of 2,000 participants — notice the empty mats.

I grab an extra mat as we leave the field and then eat lunch (kale, egg, quinoa, etc.) with my planking friends before going to the Norton Simon Museum for some Van Gogh and air conditioning.

I walk around Old Pasadena and around their market before eating berries, hummus, and olive paste at the hotel.

I soak my sore muscles and put them in a queen bed with pillows and darkness.

I wake up for eggs, pancake, pineapple, and yogurt and go back to sleep. I get more eggs, another pancake, and a banana before I check out.

I see this beautiful peacock at the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens along with flowers, squirrels, a waterfall, and some beautiful trees.

I drive home with some classical music, NPR education, and phone time with Caleb.

“Life is about the journey, not the destination.” I will remain open to another opportunity to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.

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