Part of being an MCT is the constant travel and long hours of preparation. Our clients demand nothing but the best, and we deliver. Don't forget about yourself. A few weekends ago, I was flying home from Chicago O'Hare. I was very early and went to the USO to get some study time. Well, I also needed to get moving so I went for a hike at the airport. Now, I'm sure my fellow outdoor enthusiasts out there just shuttered at the though of hiking at O'Hare airport. Well, let's take a look at the advantages here.
1) We all need exercise. O'Hare provides a lot of climate controlled ground to cover. I mapped out a walk on Google Earth to do one lap through all the concourses. It is 4.75 miles. That is a good hike.
2) Food: Yes, I said food. O'Hare has temptations around every corner. I noticed that many of the vendors also offer fresh fruit and my favorite fruit smoothie, Naked Fruit. Yes, it is expense, but you can eat healthy.
3) Solitude: OK, now you are thinking that I'm crazy. Roaming the concourses during the spring break rush is like trying to shoot a ball through a pin ball machine. You get bumped no matter which direction you go. Try this. Go to the United Airlines terminal. Take their underground walkway to concourse C. United decorated this walkway some years ago. It has a crowded people mover right down the middle, and hardly a sole walking along the sides. One round trip is .3 of a mile and if you are felling bold, there are stairs at each end.
Staying in shape can be a challenge for us, but with a little creativity, you will be looking good in front of your class.