Hello 2016

If you are like me (where your week starts on a Monday and ends on Sunday) today marks the end of the first full week of the new year. Today marks the end of a week’s worth of resolutions completed (or possibly not completed or even started). Typically I set New Year’s resolutions but I have decided that for the most part it is not worth it, I’ll keep it up for a good while and then drop it when I’m over it. Maybe it’s because I’m lazy, or easily bored, whatever the reason this year no resolutions were made. I did however decide that this year is the year that I do not want to waste a single day. I want to do what I want and be around the people I want to be around, this year I will follow my gut and do the things that I have wanted to do for so long. So maybe I actually did make a resolution but in the spirit of the way I am I’m being anti-resolution.

With that being said I would like to introduce you to my new planner (I get really excited about things to keep organized). This planner takes each week and breaks it down; what do you want to accomplish, what are you grateful for, quotes to stay on track, and reminders to keep your thoughts positive and other little things to keep your mindful of what you are trying to fulfill in your weekly life, as well as the bigger picture. This planner as they plainly put it on Amazon “other planners help you plan your day, we help you plan your life!” So with the help of this planner I will be planning the life that I want to have and the journey that this will take me on.

The quote for the end of December (which I did not participate in because I didn’t get the calendar until the middle of this week) was: Intend to be at your best this week. I am sure that they set that little staying on track quote up to be inline with the new year and the resolutions to be made but the way I see it just intend to do the best you can in all that you do because we all have a lot of stuff on our plates and sometimes life gets tough but as long as you keep a positive outlook and make the best of every situation (even the bad ones) everything works out in the end (maybe not immediately but it always ends the way it should, because like I always have to remind myself; things happen for a reason).

I would say that I resolve that I will blog more but I know how that will work out so I will just say I intend to do my best at blogging each week and I will remind myself that we make time for the things and people that we want to make time for, even the people who are the most busy make time for the things that they really want to even when they feel like they cannot possibly squeeze anymore into 24 hours.

r

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Warrior Dash

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18 days and counting.. yikes!

So I decided this month that I wanted to complete one race every month until the end of the year for April I will be participating in the Warrior Dash which is a 5k slash mud run slash obstacle course; at the end of it all is a celebration and booze, what more could one ask for 🙂

I am not gonna lie I am slightly terrified of doing the Warrior Dash but there is no backing out now, and to top if off I have made Marlboro Man commit to it as well. If he is in I REALLY can’t back out.

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So those are the obstacles that the website has listed for the dash, I am not sure if each city doing the run has each obstacle or if they only select 10 or 12 for each location, but seriously look at those things they are ridiculous; jumping over fire?! crawling under barbed wire. I completed envision getting my butt burned and losing chunks of hair in the barbed wire. Why would any sane person do this?

When I was getting a haircut yesterday I was telling the girl about the Leprechaun Leap that I did on Sunday and she was telling me how she doesn’t understand why people pay to run (I will admit, I walked the Leprechaun Leap) and I tried explaining it to her but she wasn’t getting it. Why do people pay to run? For fun, for a challenge, what is your reason? For me I pay to run (or walk or jog) for fun, for the camaraderie, but mostly for the challenge of it, to see if I can complete the run and to see if I can make a better time than I last did. I guess people who do not enjoy running cannot understand why runners/walkers/joggers pay to do their thing, just how I cannot understand why people spend money to watch Nascar or golf. To each their own I suppose.

I have to keep it short today I have a hundred things to do but I wanted to get on here and post a little something, I will be back to update about the Leprechaun Leap soon, it was loads of fun regardless of my being sick.

Also if you are interested in signing up for the Warrior Dash here is the website, they hold runs in a bunch of different cities all over the states. They also have the best of kind of dash where the people who placed in the top I want to say 25 all go to one place and duke it out to be the warrior of all warriors (don’t quote me on that title, it sounded legit though).

Oh one more thing I am still looking for races for May and June if you have any in mind please let me know.

Until next time..

r

3/18/14