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22/ One

I am not sure if I am going fully back to weekly recaps but right now it gives me a direction.

Did the first week of January feel like a month to anyone else or was it just me? Someone mentioned something about New Year’s on Thursday and I was so confused. I almost asked why we were talking about a couple of months ago. Then my brain came back to reality and I remembered it was only the 6th. Oops.

I still haven’t figured out post work running- how was is easier when I was commuting an hour each way every day?? I did actually follow through on the weekend. Mostly, that is.

My training plan called for an easy 3 on Saturday. Miles completed but maybe much easier than originally planned. My stomach wasn’t loving what I had for lunch and the new crops that I had just bought were not a marvelous combination. Those 3 miles were 95% walked. So, a reminder to never eat Chipotle before a run and those crops are being shoved in the back of drawer. Maybe they will see another life if I ever cross-train.

Sunday had me in a mood. One of those moods where I wanted to do nothing and was overly emotionally tired like a toddler. It wasn’t long until I knew I was skipping my long run. Long, ha. It was week 2 of training, the long run was 4 miles. I felt less stressed once I made that choice and went about doing all the other things I needed to do. Coming home from Lowes late that afternoon while sipping on a Frappuccino, it occurred to me that a few miles might not be horrible. I changed super fast and was out the door as quick as I could. It was even more of a low key walk than the previous day but it was 3 miles more than I had thought I was going to get in that day. Gonna call it a win.

However, I know it’s not marvelous, which puts me doubtful that the race I am scheduled for in 3 days is a bad idea. Like, can’t walk the next day, bad idea. So, now to decide if I am smart or stupid.

Recap · Run! · Slacker

2021… Meh

2021 was…. Yeah.

I don’t think anyone got what they were expecting this year nor the number of curve balls thrown.

So, 2021 in bullets

  • Started the year with big goals- 50k. 😂😂😂
  • Broke the big toe on left foot running trails in January. Devil shoes.
  • Learned that I did not know how to swallow and went to speech therapy for 14ish weeks to relearn.
  • Went to Yosemite for the first time, when can I go back???
  • It was determined I do not in fact, have asthma. Who knew? Granted Paradoxical vocal cord dys-yadda yadda is much harder to say. Again, a benefit of speech therapy.
  • Diagnosed with multiple melanomas. All removed with clean margins but those are some very scary words. Think I’ve have a biopsy or excision every couple of months this year. Boo. Wear your sunblock!
  • Drove to Idaho/ Washington for first road race since March 2020. Coeur d’Alene is gorgeous. I’m jealous of that running path. Not of Spokane though, ha!
  • Turned a milestone birthday and still not sure how I feel about it or what I have to show for that many years. 🤨
  • Ran another live race in Santa Rosa that felt surprisingly great until it didn’t.
  • Ran one of my favorite trail races again and still smiled even when I wanted to fall down and cry, I was so tired. I’ll be back.
  • I ran more trails in my area but still have so many more to run. 2 of those pics are above.
  • Work is good, stressful but good. Not gonna lie, being customer facing 2 years into a pandemic has shown me a new level of stress.
  • I had a couple more trips planned for the year but well, life.
  • Broke the 2 little toes on my right foot in the beginning of December. Oops. I live up to my nickname of destructo girl, I really do.
  • I ran way less miles in 2021 than planned but any miles are good miles, right?

So yeah, 2021 was yeah. I’m not holding 2022 to anything.


Oldie but a Goody (hopefully)

Merry Christmas Eve!!

Reposting from back when I felt more creative years ago – very first year of this blog. 😂

Also same disclaimer as 7 years ago, the tune is not mine just the words, still no money for anyone to sue me.😂

Also I did eventually run the Strip at night with RnR so maybe I should update this a bit. And this year’s PR might have been in Slacker-ness but I can still dream right?

Merry Christmas!



And I ran away again. Oops.

Maybe I should stop saying oops. Things have been a little off lately. Work always gets a crazy around the the holidays but I feel like it’s turned up a notch this year. Plus, the change in my meds may be throwing me for a loop. I mean I cried over a pizza last week. A pizza! Who does that? Also a couple of Christmas commercials have made me teary eyed. Commercials, not even cheesy Hallmark channel movies.

I have been running, barely, but have been attempting at least. Some roads, some trails. I got new shoes and have been trying to put some miles on them. Slow miles are still miles, right?

I’m on vacation this week. All of my plans fell through, Mother Nature had other ideas. I haven’t yet decided if that was a good thing to a bad thing. We shall see. I do have some backup options but sleeping in my own bed does sound the better idea so far.

I feel like there is so much more I want to type but I can’t get the thoughts right in my head yet. Or what’s in my head doesn’t seem the same once it’s on the page, err screen.

So hopefully, it won’t be as long until I update again.😂🤣


And How?


How is it the week of Thanksgiving? Could someone take their foot off the gas pedal, please? I may have a Christmas tree or 2 up, I still feel like time is flying too fast.

Between going back to work last week and still feeling off due to the medication change, I didn’t even attempt any weekday runs. I did lament over the lack of treadmill though. It’s not even the cost- don’t get me wrong, they are expensive- but I have no where to put a treadmill. Short of buying a new outdoor shed for it. And let’s be real, that’s just too extra.

So, weekend running it was. Or planned to be. I headed out for a few miles just like planned. I was slower than molasses but it felt pretty good. I really do feel like my running joy is coming back, I just still have trouble getting out the door.

Sunday turned messy. My tv boxes needed replacing and they said Sunday between 12-4. Then ghosted us. WTH? I was so mad. It ruined my whole day. Yes, I know I should have run in the morning but I didn’t want to. That’s on me. The rest of the day, not so much. Again, I wanted a treadmill. Also I may have done a little too much online shopping while I was waiting for the tv people. Oops.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, who is getting out for a Turkey Trot? I’m volunteering at a local one but hoping to get out for a few miles after that. We don’t eat too early on Thanksgiving but fairly early. And there will be no running after that. Even though turkey is not really my thing, I will likely eat more than I should. And then back to work on Friday.

I need to get my trail legs back under me, I have big plans for some future adventures. Fingers crossed. Also not too fond of my trail shoes right now but what else is new. I swear I never used to have these issues, haha.

Any plans for the week?