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Q: How big a deal is it to stay at the hotel? I'm local to the cert, and it wouldn't be a huge deal to drive home (15-30 mins depending on traffic). Also, I have a 2 1/2 yr old and a 7-month old, and I'm thinking that putting my mommy hat back on might bring me out of a zone I need to stay in. Every time I think that staying in a hotel so close to home is silly, I think about how you collapsed in your dinner clothes. I also think about how I was pretty much a pile of mush when I went back to my hotel after the HKC. Do people tend to group together and socialize back at the hotel? In Chicago, lunches are provided but there isn't a Saturday night dinner. I'd love your advice on this one.

 

RKC Orlando 2010 Recap Part Five: Saturday Part 1

I felt a LOT less silly for setting 3 alarm clocks after the one from the hotel decided not to work Saturday morning.  There was NO WAY I was going to be late for the infamous high volume (work and learning) Saturday that we'd all been warned about.   After we all trundled onto the bus headed for the ESPN Wide World of Sports, some of us still artificially chipper from our various methods of caffeine consumption, we began our various tweets and conversations.   The bus ride was a little on the long-ish side so it was a good time to meet as many new people as possible - it was neat to find out what/why people had sought out the RKC certification and how they felt about the challenges thus far.   Many attendees had family members who were

RKC Orlando 2010 Recap Part Four: Friday part 3

Following a short (strictly timed) 10 minute break we came back to our places on the unforgiving astroturf and got into 1 of 2 approved "learning positions" (yes, I know how this sounds, but there's a logic to it - neither of these put the body into flexion, and can help stretch in a gentle way, the one most of us chose had us on our bellies in something similar to a "cobra" pose in yoga, or the way you sometimes see children watch tv from the floor).   For some of us, this unusual position was the cause of some discomfort.

RKC Orlando 2010 Recap Part Three: Friday part 2

After the snatch test, we took a short break (literally, breaks would be approx 10 minutes and DON'T even think about being late....)

 

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