No Wonder...

I'm exhausted...
Still haven't unpacked from West Virgina.
We've been back 10 days.
In those 10 days, I've been on the craziest ride.
Back from WV.
Off to NY.
Back from NY.
On my way to WA Friday.
My time in NY was probably the most stressful time I've encountered in my life.
Although it did yield some fun adventures.
And now it's time to start packing again for our trip to Seattle.
We leave Friday morning.

I'm melting...
The weather is hot and humid with an average heat index of 105-110.
As soon as you step outside, you're a wet mop.
Even while running at 6:30 in the morning.

I feel like a sloth...
I fell off the training wagon.
I know people make excuses for not working out.
But I did take a well deserved two days off after the Hatfield and McCoy Marathon.
Then my crazy trip to NY did not allow me to even think about working out.
Well...I thought about it, but just in passing, especially with our hotel right across the street from Central Park.
All I wanted was to go for a run.
Even just a short one.
But when you're only getting 2 hours of sleep, running didn't fit in.
It is not an excuse.
It was not possible.
So I went 5 days without working out.
I'm still physically and mentally drained.
My eating habits are crap.
I'm forgetting to eat breakfast.
Then next thing you know it's 3:30 and I haven't eaten lunch.
This doesn't work so well when you're trying to maintain some sort of energy.
I have been working out the last several days.
But they have been short, half assed workouts.
Until today when I had a great bike.
It was nice to get some energy back and have a great training day.

I'm smiling from ear to ear...
We've just booked, yet, another trip.
This one is several months down the road.
But I'm already ecstatic.
Doug and I talked about this destination over the last two years.
But he was coaching at the time and it did not fit with our schedule.
At last we are booked.
And I'm ready to go...NOW!
Where, you ask?
In January!
That in itself has relaxed me just a bit.
We've signed up for the Bermuda Triangle Challenge.
A one mile run on Friday.
A 10K Saturday.
And the marathon Sunday.

I'm looking forward to things settling down...
The weather can break this heatwave.
We can settle from so much traveling.
I can get my nutrition back on track.
Ready for life to get back to the nice, quiet Kansas life I'm accustomed to.
Just picked blackberries in the yard.
Now it's time to start packing, take a breath and relax.


  1. oh my gosh, i can't wait to meet with you tomorrow! I need to get caught up on all of this!!

  2. Sheesh, I can't wait for this update on the goings on in NY!

    I'm so jealous that you're running Seattle this weekend - looking forward to hearing how the inaugural event is!

  3. Man, just reading this makes me tired! Good job on getting out on the bike today though, I think i would have melted!

  4. Whew, I'm exhausted just reading this, Kim, things happen for reasons, believe, just keep on believing...

    take great care of yourself and remember, "life's fun if you don't weaken"


  5. crazy past week+! hope things are settling down a bit. packing/unpacking is overrated, getting in a few workouts is much more important :) glad you were able to get in a good ride yesterday and didn't melt in the heat!

    the bermuda challenge sounds right up your alley, and who can argue with tropics in january!!

  6. I am so tired reading this post! You guys never stop.

  7. Bermuda triangle race!! Sounds so cool!!

  8. Sorry to hear it's been really stressful lately..it's nice to have something great to look forward to like a trip to Bermuda! I know you will be back to your sunny, wonderful, energetic self soon! Hang in there!

  9. ha - you mock my vodka habit, when you have a different kind of head ache going on right now!! I WISH I had thought about coming to Seattle!! That would be have been great to see you guys! What the crap was I thinking? I'm so overscheduled this weekend already. Dang it!! Maybe you should run the Portland Marathon in October!