Back To Normal

When I last left off, I had just finished a half-marathon and was mentally preparing myself for a hike the next day.  I’m happy to say that the hike didn’t happen as my legs were angry enough with me as it was.  We did, however, go up to Hurricane Ridge to check out the views.

There was lots of snow (yes, that’s my 12-year-old son dwarfing his grandmother and father):

Lots of wildlife:

A clear view of Mt. Baker, 180 miles away:

And lots of trees:

I even got to try the infamous Starbucks Mint Frappacino (it was heavenly and I earned it) while the boys had quite a bit of fun goofing around with the outback hats:

The view of Port Angeles at the base of the Olympics:

But alas, all good things and all holidays must eventually come to an end.  My mother-in-law went back to the Motherland this past Saturday… but not before we went out to dinner to celebrate both our milestone birthdays this year (we split this delicious morsel 3 ways):

And today was business as usual, or Week 0 Day 1 of marathon training, to which I went out and completed 5 miles plus 1.  James is still hurt, but he’s in the process of formulating my training plan as I write this.  He’s such a good sport.  He actually just gave me a breakdown of my long runs for August and September, including (but not limited to) the 2 back-to-back half-marathons I’m signed up for, preceded and followed by those gnarly 20-mile runs…  dear, oh dear, let the games begin…

Have a fabulous week!!

29 thoughts on “Back To Normal

  1. 50in50marathonquest

    It has been a fabulous week and you will rock this training plan and finish an amazing race at Marine Corps in October…and that song – aha, that’s what i’m talking about…here’s to a rockin’ running summer!!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Haha, thanks CJ!! Yes, my legs were in ALL kinds of hurt the next day! And wow!! 6’4″ at 16!! That is awesome! He does realize that his mum will always be able to set him down no matter how tall he is, right?! 😉 I think AJ will definitely hit 6ft… at least I hope so!! 😁

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  2. Alittlebitoutoffocus

    Looks like you had a wonderful day in the mountains. The gauntlet has been thrown for me to respond with something equally stunning now that I’m back in the Alps… I’m working on it! 🙂 Good luck with your training. I’ll be following your progress (and Jamesie’s recovery) with interest.

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  3. Doctor Jonathan

    I’ll bet it feels good to be back to “regular” life. By planning future events, it ensures reasonable discipline required to successfully run these events without interfering with the joy of some spontaneous living. Sounds a lot like the word BALANCE! 🙂

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      I missed your comment, I’m sorry! Yes, a very good weekend! Gala night, AJ is wearing a pair of M&S trousers you got for James a long while ago that were too short. It’s an adult evening, but he gets to be there for the raptor presentation. 😁

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