Saturday, October 12, 2013

Road Trip Review 9/29 - 10/5

Woah. What a crazy week it's been. My grandmother went into the hospital, and was moved to Hospice. She has since been moved home with daily in-home Hospice care, as she does not wish to be at a "facility". It is sad to say that she is very near the end of her life, but she has lived a long and loving life. My grandfather, her husband, left us in 2001; her eldest son 3 years later. She has seen love, loss, and everything in between. The moon landing, FDR's speech about Pearl Harbor, the discovery of AIDS and the end of racial segregation. She had lived a beautiful life. I don't know what her future holds, but we are keeping her comfortable [read: morphine] and off machines [her wishes] and knowing that when she's finally ready to let go, she'll be met in Heaven by her husband and oldest son who are eager to see her.

That being said, let's get into my numbers......

Sunday : 6.22 mi
Monday : 4.68 mi
Tuesday : 3.98 mi
Wednesday : 1.75 mi
Thursday : 2.90 mi
Friday : 4.13 mi
Saturday : 4.50 mi

Friday and Saturday were big days but not for walking reasons.

My zumba instructor had a birthday outing and so we went to a Latin Nightclub on Friday. Let me just say, for a man who's got moves straight from New York, he is EQUALLY as awesome on the dance floor! Our zumba moves came in handy and he danced with each of us ladies that night, which was totally awesome. He is a great lead partner, and although I was shaky on my feet, he turned me out on that dance floor and spun me around the room!! If I could just be in love with talent, I would be in love with his!! It was a fun night.

Saturday me and a different group of people all went out for my friend Maggie's birthday. It was her 50th, and so a big deal. I drank this night (did not drink Friday because I drove) and I got SO DRUNK that I could barely walk straight at 2am when we went home. Don't worry, John came and picked me, Maggie, and a few other friends up so we didn't have to drive. This was more of an older-crowd type club, and so the music was okay at best, but nothing was super-recent. I instead focused on drinking and dancing to my own tune! It was nice. I had the NASTIEST hangover the next day, I thought I was going to die. No more vodka for me lolol (and John says I better not have any other friends with big birthdays anytime soon because the $65 bar tab was a little excessive................ that was only MY bar tab LOLOLOLOL)

So, my totals were:

28.16 miles!


So.... that's awesome. I am up for this week. I didn't think I would be!

My 6-week total for week's 7-12 is ::: 155.85 mi (goal -> 147 mi)

So...... my 12-Week total is :::: 322.22 mi (goal -> 294 mi)

My 12-Week deficit is::::::::::::: +28.19 miles!!!

I am rolling right along and should be in Troutville on time!


  1. Despite the hecticness of your week, you still managed to pull it off and then some! You are so awesome! Love you lots!

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your grandma. Hopefully she is enjoying the place she is at the best she can. She will be in my prayers. You are making awesome strides on your way to VA. Keep up the great work!