Tag: family

Just Another Long Run

February 11, 2018

Hey Everyone,

Today started out later than usual for me since the alarm didn’t get set before going to bed last night. Sleep was glorious though! Even though it was a late morning, I still went out and ran my six miles. Some people would go crazy without music for that long of a distance, but it was quite refreshing just to let my thoughts wander and be free.

When I do my running I try and vary my route so that I’m not doing the same thing every time. Even though the area that I live in is relatively flat ground so almost no elevation at all. And there is construction going around in three separate, but substantial┬álocations within a 3-mile radius of my house.

02-11-2018

Still an average of a 10 minute per mile pace. While is a good thing but I want to get it faster.

Also, looks like the scheduling for the 2019 Dopey Challenge will be ready to register April 17, 2018. Get ready!! I’m not going next year, but I plan on training up until the event as preparation for what is to come.

See you on the other side!

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A Detour in the Journey

February 08, 2018

Hey Everyone,

Life throws those curveballs that can either make or break a person. I have to break it to you that unfortunately the Dopey Challenge has been slightly changed. I’m taking a slight detour and postponing the finale until January 2022. You read that correctly; two years later than the original goal.

This decision was not made lightly. With any journey, it is a good thing to make sure that it is feasible for everyone involved. The reason why is mainly financial. It just isn’t going to be financially possible.

2018 is so that Husband can finish College

2019 and 2020 are to pay off debts.

2021 is to save for this journey

2022- Dopey Challenge

With the postponement of this journey, there is more opportunity to save for a grand adventure. Plus, on the good side, the boys will be 8 and 10 so they can do the 5K and possibly the 10K with me (or at least Monster can) and Husband can run the Half Marathon with me.

I have more time to train properly with more running, eating, and sleeping. All three things I absolutely love to do anyway, but I want to make sure I don’t hurt myself. More time to prepare my body for the rigorous stress it’s going to endure.

Another plus is that my niece and her guardians are going to plan on coming with us as well in 2022. In a house full of males it would be nice to have a manicure/massage with another female or two. . . All the possibilities.

Not giving up, just another detour.

See you on the other side!