Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Month in Pictures (and Oprah)

 Wow! The weeks have just been flying by. Where did we leave off? Oh, yes....

Taji 100 started February 1 and we are now on Day 19. 

So far this is how its going:

Pretty awesome:) If anyone would like to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project you can go here.

And how am I doing in the challenge? Glad you asked. Well, the first week I was doing ok and then a got a bit of a cold the second week. But now I'm back on track. I have done 60 miles so far. 40 miles to go. The hardest part is fitting it in around work and everything. It even seems harder than when I was training for the marathon. 

I did join a gym so most of the miles have been done like this:

On the treadmill watching Downton Abbey. I got all three seasons and now I'm completely addicted to it. 

I've also gone to Spin Class, Body Shred (like step aerobics), and Pilates. I think I like the Pilates the best :)   I live in such a tiny town the gym doesn't even have a Yoga class. Crazy, right? I joined this gym for three months and at the end  I might try a different gym . There are 2 others in town . I figure one of them should have a yoga class. 

I also tried to give up sugar for Lent. It  was the longest 15 hours of my life. Last year I gave up alcohol and sweets and was fine. This year I failed. :(

Here are a few pics to catch you up on the rest .

Skyped with my son and grandbaby. 

Rachel has her drivers permit. Yikes!

Walking to get my miles in. We've been having a beautiful weather. 

We did drive up to the snow for the day. Very fun :)

Beth got a bunny for her rabbit project with 4H. And we also got new baby chicks. 

I finally ordered my CIM jacket and I LOVE IT!!

We met this guy on our last walk. 

Ooh! I almost forgot!! So I recently joined Twitter. ( @SandeeK if you want to follow me). But I was watching the Super Bowl and when the Jeep commercial with Oprah came on we were all touched because it was saluting our military ( and I miss my son terribly). I just happened to check Twitter right when she mentioned the commercial so I just said thank you and guess what????? Yes!!! Oprah replied to my tweet!

I was so excited!!! 

Anyway. That's about it. I'll keep you posted in my final 40 miles. ( And my continued attempt at cutting out sugar.) 

PS- you can follow me on Instagram @midlifemarathoncrisis


  1. Congrats on getting those miles in! Very cool about the Oprah tweet. Very touching commercial!

  2. Oprah! That is awesome! After my race yesterday, I hit the cookie bin as a reward, and guess what I went for, the THIN MINTS! They are so delicious. I made my husband save them for me. But I definitely had a a girl scout cookie hangover this morning.:)