I'm back on a cruise ship for two weeks. It's been fun and weird getting my running acclimated to the warm weather.
The temperature was 86 degrees as I ran, which is quite a difference from the polar vortex temps I've become accustomed to this winter in Chicago. It was so hot that as I ran on the track, I would step in little puddles from the crew washing the deck. On my return lap, my footprints had completely burned away. It was hot.
Here's my view as I run.
One of the weird things about cruising is that you see people come on to the ship carrying huge bags of luggage, but the old guys on the ship wear the same outfits every day. This old guy has worn the same florescent workout show every day of the week. How can I tell? Because he even wears it to the evening performances of the shows and his Dry Fit Tech shirt glows every night in the audience.
Old guys act weird on cruise ships. Sometimes you go to the library and they'll fall asleep and snore so loudly that no one can concentrate on their books.
Some times they sit across from you for an hour and pick their nose the whole time they're there.
We were in Puerto Vallarta today and found some time to get off the ship.
Had to stop to get some supplies for the show. The hot sauce aisle in all the Mexican ports are quite spectacular.
The director on this ship is Anneliese Toft. I'd only met her a few times, so doing this ship has allowed us to get to know each other real well. She's a great director and super fun to hang out with. We ate at VIP's, which I equate to a Mexican Denny's. They don't have delicious food like this at American Denny's though.
I told Anneliese that Jeannie's favorite menu item in Mexico is Pizzole so she got it and loved it.
We're in Cabo today, but had rehearsal all morning and evening so no chance to get off the ship. Did stroll out on the deck for awhile to take in the warmth.
It's been crazy getting used to ship life again.
Positives: I'm in a passenger cabin. Sun. Warmth. I can wear shorts everyday. I haven't paid for food in several days.
Cons: No Jeannie.
Jeannie's stuck back in the snow and cold storm that just squashed Chicago. It's odd being on the ship without her. Luckily, I can text her pretty much for free on the ship so I can keep in contact without missing her too badly.
The cast is working hard and the show is looking great.