Yes, it really just let out here (actually my middle schooler has a half day today). Yet, somehow I feel like we’ve been fulfilling our summer plans for a few weeks already. And since today’s topic for Tuesdays on the Run is “summer plans”, this post will be somewhat retrospective as well as looking to the future.
A vacation with Beer Geek in Denver – this trip is already in our rear view mirror. Beer Geek and I hiked all around Denver – hitting Breckenridge, Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs, and Laramie, WY. We hit Pike’s Peak, drank at innumerable brewpubs, and survived a crazy hail storm. All in all, it was an amazing vacation together to celebrate 23 years of marriage.
Skirt Sports retreat – I had been looking forward to this retreat from the minute the retreat ended two years ago. It did not disappoint. Many more details coming later this week, but let’s just say it was amazing.
Ragnar PA with an ultra team
4 missed connections
3 attempts at napping
2 quad killing downhills (and innumerable killer uphills)
1 amazing time at Ragnar PA
Australia and New Zealand – We’ll be heading on an epic trip later this summer. I’m looking forward to my second visit to Sydney, as well as time in Nelsons Bay and in Auckland. I’m not so much looking forward to the LONG flights. I may or may not be considering buying the boys new tablets and I’m already debating the best Skirt Sports items to wear for 14+ hours on the plane. I am also looking forward to running a race in the cooler weather while we are there.
Wisconsin – I always take the boys for two weeks in Wisconsin and this year will be no different – except it will. This year Shoo is heading to sleep away camp for two weeks, so it will just be Jones and I heading north. I’m looking forward to some quality one on one time with my oldest, some car shopping with my dad, and hopefully a trip to Minnesota to look at colleges.
This summer has already been crazy busy and looks to not slow down any time soon. Somewhere in there I need to train for Marine Corps Marathon, as well as juggle both of my part time jobs. I’m just thankful that I seem to be mostly healed and can start picking up the miles again. Because you know what comes after MCM? A 24 hour ultra. Gulp.
What are your plans for the summer? Will there be a lot of races or travel or both? What are your best tips for surviving a super long flight???
And here are some topics to get you through the next few weeks…
June 26 – Rate Your Month
July 3- 4th of July Race/Running Plans
July 10- Free Topic!
July 17- Do You Run On Vacation?
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