Month One Down

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I think it’s been awhile since I’ve written anything… I’ve been enjoying getting caught up with all of you so much, I forgot I should probably write something too!

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I was finally able to hit my beloved trail again last Saturday for my long-ish run (“-ish” as it’s only the first week of training). The trail definitely looks a bit different in the winter!  But now you can kind of see how tall and skinny the trees are and why I freak out so much when it’s windy. Because things are so bare, I actually discovered a house that I didn’t know was there before. (No, I didn’t take a picture of it, :D)

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About 3 miles up is a walkway out to a hidden treasure, Lake Cassidy.  People fish in this lake, but I can guarantee you I wouldn’t be eating anything that comes out of it.  I see what floats around in that lake… it’s disgusting.  To be honest, I wouldn’t even swim in it… which people do as well. Regardless, it’s nice to have and is gorgeous to look at and so peaceful, especially during the summer.

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I’ve thankfully been hitting all my runs, including my streak runs.  I’ve been streaking for 34 days now, and my total mileage since starting is about 70.  Well… hmmm… that number should improve as I amp up my training mileage.  By the end of February, I’ll be at my peak, so it’ll be interesting to compare the numbers month to month (my next race is March 5th).  But then I’ll have 2 weeks of recovery in March again, just like I did in January, so my numbers will be low in March too. Such a vicious circle, haha.

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James and I had our celebratory karaoke night last Saturday.  We’ve decided to have one of those every time we finish a race.  We can’t do it while we’re training as the *drinking* part of it tends to interfere, but when we’re in recovery mode, look out!  Turn up that music and turn on the mic!  It’s time to get footloose and fancy free!  Our child even got involved and decided he wanted to sing too!  I’m a proud mama!  Especially as he was tackling some tough ones that I had no idea what they were!  Yep, super proud mama!

Anyone besides me love to karaoke?  Go ahead… ‘fess up!  You’re amongst friends!!

Have a great rest of your week!

 

 

 

 

39 thoughts on “Month One Down

  1. Tasha

    Can’t say that I’ve every participated in a karaoke session but I bet it would be quite entertaining watching you guys belt out a song as if you’re the original composers lol…AJ is already following in his parents footsteps…we’ll have to wait and see what kind of party animal he turns out to be 😆

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  2. wanderwolf

    Ah… Mileage cycles. So February will be fun to tally up the miles!
    And I knew it! I love to karaoke! My roommates and I did it on weekends or whenever we felt down all through college 🙂 I enjoyed it so much. I imagine it’s even more fun with some drinks, though. Believe it or not, my roommates were pretty tame on that front.

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  3. artisticsharon

    I love Karaoke!! We used to have our own karaoke business in MD. For 13 years we worked clubs & bars on the weekends, it was so much fun!! We’ve ‘hung up our mics’ since moving to SC but still partake occasionally.

    I haven’t run since Saturday due to my bruised/blistered toe but plan to get out for 3 miles later today (fingers crossed). Your mileage is looking great and I love that you’re still “streaking”!!

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  4. janerunswild

    I love karaoke! Haven’t been for awhile. Does belting out songs while driving count? 🙂 Also beautiful trail!! Looks like you guys don’t have any snow out there- same with us over in Boston! Have a good run this weekend!

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  5. breidengale

    not a fan of karaoke but I have a LOT of friends who are. They swear by it in fact. So impressed with your streaking and when I am well enough to jog/walk/wog again I think I will try that same process. good luck with your training friend. And I love your pictures. I should start taking some of the beautiful neighborhood I live in but the husband won’t let me walk across the street by myself yet… lol. worried about the meds making me confused or fall over…..I am not that bad, but he worries.

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Thank you dearest! Yes, you definitely need to take some pictures of your neighborhood when you can! I love seeing where everyone lives, and I know people would appreciate where you live as well! Yes, when you can, try streaking! One mile a day is all it takes and you get to the point where you’re thinking one mile ain’t such a big thing! Even if you’re walking it! It’s just a challenge to keep you moving, 😀

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  6. 50in50marathonquest

    we had a great January didn’t we…and we even kept the streak going despite the travel, lure of the beach, happy hours, mai-tai’s, oh and a marathon and half-marathon…yeah, we were rocking!! here’s to a great February too and more reasons to sing!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Why Miss Kelly! How on earth did you end up in my spam, 😀 ?! Karaoke in the car absolutely counts! Just think what you could do with a real live mic!! Thank you… yes! It is finally beautiful once again!! 😀

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      1. neveradullbling Post author

        Yeah, not safe! James and I track each other when we go out in unfavorable conditions just to make sure there are no issues. One time, he went out at dusk, turned the tracker on, went on a super busy route with low visibility, and he lost signal and I couldn’t track him anymore. When he got home, he got a piece of my mind for scaring me AND he doesn’t run that route anymore, so I totally get your worry!

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