UPCOMING EVENTS for 2016: Puerto Rico Marathon (March), Virginia/Pennsylvania Marathon Double (April), Cedro Peak Ultra 45k (April), Quicksilver 50k (May) NUT 50k (June) Lake Tahoe Trail 50K (July), Cloudsplitter 55K (October)

It's never too late to be what you might have been. --George Eliot

Athena is the Goddess of wisdom and war. In 2005, I declared war on my own bad tendencies: sloth, being fat, compacency, and being too old for adventure. This is the story of how I went from being someone who never stood when she could sit, to being an ultrarunner, marathoner, and triathlete. Along the way I've cried, laughed, fallen, gotten up, lost, won, hallucinated, been dehydrated, DNF'ed, and been DFL.
I also swear. Alot.
"You're never too old to be what you might have been" --George Eliot

Monday, November 03, 2008

Shameless promos from my blog.

1) We're selling our house. Mini-baboo is graduating and joining the Navy, so we no longer need this big old house in the suburbs, and we work completely on the other side of town. We're looking at a house very seriously that is smaller, flatter, backs up to an area that we do trail running on, and has a much shorter commute. I'll have pictures up soon. Of the one I'm selling, I mean. It was built in 2004.

"Staging" is going to be a challenge. We have personalized this house quite a bit, and selling means de-personalizing. And cleaning. Where did all this STUFF come from?

Looks like we'll be buying boxes. And bubble wrap. And tape. And maybe getting a storage shed. I'm actually kind of excited about playing the game, "how-badly-do-you-want-this-nickknack-do-you-want-it-badly-enough-to-pack-it-in-a-box-and-move-it-and-unpack-it?" I played this game ten years ago, and it was liberating. In 1999, I rented a dumpster and filled it three times.

2) I'm flying to Arizona for IM Arizona, so if you want to meet up I'll be there. I'm planning on doing the Gatorade swim the morning before the race before the mandatory volunteer meeting. I'm doing the bodymarking and thenthe women's T1 changing tent, and then I'll spend the rest of the day screaming like crazy, eating junk food, and waving a cowbell.

3) Hmm. There was a third thing, but I can't remember what it is right now. I'll think of it soon...

10 comments:

  1. Hey Misty! I'm doing body marking too! Hope to see you there!

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  2. Suggest Goodwill instead of the dumpster....they'd probably love to have your unwanted stuff :)

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  3. I will be there! Wetsuit stripping in the morning and athlete food table in the afternoon (and then signing up on Monday morning). We'll have to find each other!

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  4. hi there I know Duane is coming down too! wish I was there too to hang with you all! have a great time! I set a pr on 10K this weekend 1hr 2 min and it is a very very hilly course in Littleton CO last year it was my 1st 10K took me 1 hr 11 min so pretty happy about this years time. talk soon

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  5. Dawna, good point, and I should have mentioned that - actually the piles I'm forming are "give to goodwill" and "nobody will ever want this". Some things might be sold on Craig's List (China and glassware) and Ebay (books)

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  6. Moving is such a chore. I thought my move last summer (2007) was going to kill me. I had been in my previous place for more than 7 years.

    Good luck to you, and hire help if you can afford it. I wish I'd have not let my husband talk me out of hiring someone!

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  7. Good luck with your move! I will be out of town for IMAZ...so bummed to miss meeting you!

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  9. I'm stripping....and then will help out on the finish line...hope to see you. Cell is (520) 603-1586! Call me!

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  10. Does he get annoyed if you wander around the house humming "In the Navy"? I would totally do that.

    El husbando and I still have unpacked boxes from when we moved in 2004. I think we should just throw them out without evening opening them. Pandora's moving box, and all that.

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