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Anyone need an IV pole? I also have a feeding pump. We would like to give this to a family in need if you know of any!

Anyone need an IV pole? I also have a feeding pump. We would like to give this to a family in need if you know of any!

I’m gonna go out on a limb and assume This was NOT Mal’s doing. (at Bennington, Nebraska)

I’m gonna go out on a limb and assume This was NOT Mal’s doing. (at Bennington, Nebraska)

"-70 Degrees" by Taylor Burkum on pine at @aromasbliss! (at Aromas Benson)

"-70 Degrees" by Taylor Burkum on pine at @aromasbliss! (at Aromas Benson)

Double-fisting it.

Double-fisting it.

Happy days. (at Blue Line Coffee)

Happy days. (at Blue Line Coffee)

And so we get into the thick of things.

The first part of this year I spent training for a 6-hour run—The Dizzy Goat. Chris and I ran it together, and since I’m training more than he, I probably could have run more in terms of distance. But we did 19.5 miles of 1400+ feet of elevation gain, high humidity, 90 degree temps, and no breeze. We finished 6 hours of brutal trail running and survived.

But tomorrow begins the real challenge: training for the GOATz 50K at the end of October. I’m really ready to do this. Starting tomorrow by running sprints with pals Niki & Liz. Planned out meals for the week. Bought healthy foods to bring to work.

Mostly, I’m thankful I have my health so I can do this. My mind is right, I’ve got the support system I need, and I’m brimming with drive. It’s not about how fast you go but about the fact that you’re out there.

So call me crazy. Insane. Nuts. I don’t care. All I know is I’m healthy and happy, and if that’s crazy and insane or downright nuts—I’ll take it.

#gratitude

Fish face with my pal Creighton!

Fish face with my pal Creighton!

Vivian already called me “Mom”. @kailawhite: beware! (at Bellbrook)

Vivian already called me “Mom”. @kailawhite: beware! (at Bellbrook)