my challenge to you

I’m getting tired of using that word, to be honest. But I have one of my own, if all you Blogland lovelies will play along with me.

As you may or may not know, I’m participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in less than a month. I still have a way to go with meeting my personal goal, and my team’s goal is looking pretty far off. Which is where you come in.

In the vein of each comment equaling one minute, I propose the following:

  • $1 = 5 minutes of walking (no limit on this, other than the event is only 18 hours long)
  • $10 = 1 mile run (I’m capping this at 10.5 miles since that meets my personal goal and I’m not this guy)

What you get out of it:

  • the satisfaction of supporting cancer research (really, what more do you need? ;))
  • your name (and blog) plus the names of anyone you choose to honor on my shirt while I participate
  • you can pick your block of time/mile if you so wish
  • a photo of your name(s) when your time/distance starts
  • All contributors will be entered into a drawing for a little prize or two (to be determined)

I’ll even be packing the laptop and do some live-blogging if possible. Otherwise I’ll text updates to the Facebook page & I just set up a Twitter account ( @262milejourney if you’re interested) which I will probably not use very often. But who knows. I just might remember my password. 😉

So, click that first link and make a donation and spread the word!


Back to my regularly scheduled running blog. My running schedule has devolved into a once every third or fourth day sort of thing. It’s not working for me. I got hit with allergies in a major way over the weekend (Dogwood trees are a tool of Satan, that’s all there is to it) and it’s not fun running in that condition.  I did get out this morning, though! I only went for 20 minutes and I had goal for how much distance I would cover in that time. I was off by 1/4 mile and at first I was pretty bummed about it. But I did my whole run on the trails in the park today so that explains the difference.

I did something brave today. I wore my running skirt! I ordered it, and like usual, I was right in between sizes. So of course vanity beat out common sense and I ordered the smaller size. Which is right about when my knee/hamstrings started acting up. By the time the skirt got to me, I was well into my sedentary phase and me + skirt = not cute. Flash forward to today: I tried it on, it fit perfectly and kept my lower half from overheating on my run. It was great! It’s not my favorite color (but they don’t offer a solid purple skirt) so in the event that they have a color I love in a size I need and it’s on sale, I’d totally get another one.

I’m so excited for my GOTR training run on Thursday! I can’t wait to do it!! The weather has been so unpredictable lately (aka “April”), I’m not sure what I’ll end up wearing. I’m sure I’ll end up soaked no matter what. Oh, well. It will be a nice way to burn off some nervous tension about the test I’ll be taking that night (which I’m not actually worried about, but that causes me to worry… ISSUES).


I was planning on doing this run for my May race. Sadly, I don’t think I can manage it. There are two others that I’m considering as replacements. One is the Inspiring Hope (I’m leaning toward the 10K) and the other is the Rhody Run (12K). Maybe I’ll just go crazy and do them both. 😉

search terms

I think the search terms tracking is hilarious. Mostly, they are generally related to what I blog about. And then, you get the occasional gem like the one below.

“Getting the wife breed”

Yes. Because that is so related to… anything?

As a side note, please don’t Google that phrase. Please take my word for it that it has 1) nothing to do with my sweet, innocent little running blog and 2) nothing to do with my personal life whatsoever.

In non-way-too-much-personal-information-about-other-people-is-on-the-web news, I’m gearing up to actually start telling people about this little blog. I was ready to do it just before I did whatever I did to my leg, but that just postponed it.

Once again, in a completely different direction. See how I space things out visually since I don’t do transitions? Just trying to make it easier to follow my thoughts. 😉

I’m participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life being hosted at the UW’s Husky Stadium (5/22-23). I beg and plead of you to join (if you’re in the beautiful PNW of course) or to consider a donation of any size. Cancer touches everyone, and cancer really sucks. I mean, really and truly sucks. I’ll add a link on my causes page, as well, but here is my personal page. If you have ever loved someone who has battled cancer, or if you’ve battled it yourself, please consider a donation. Thank you in advance!