So I did it... I actually did it. I'm not surprised I went I always knew I would go no matter what. I had the BEST solo adventure in a very long time. I was feeling the need to break out and do something crazy. Well I did it and man did I have my challenges along the way. I LOVED every minute of it even with stumbling blocks along the way. I kept my cool and knew things would work out one way or the other. The old me would panic and freak out... now I just roll with it and kept calm. I mean what else could I do... it was out of my control. lol I am so proud of myself and doing this adventure plus getting some faster race times too.
I took off from Calgary Friday night to fly into Winnipeg Manitoba. First off getting to the airport was a challenge with the downpour mother nature decided to dump on me making driving an adventure. But I get checked in and to my gate to only find out my plane is delayed. Ended up getting out of Calgary at 10pm when I was supposed to leave at 7:30. I had fun people watching and what else was I going to do. Realized before I left that the car rental place closes at midnight and I wasn't sure if I was going to have a car when I arrived in Winnipeg. Well we landed and waiting 3o min to get my bag... I walked really fast (some of you know how fast I can walk lol) and was happy to see the guy waiting for me. YAY!! I ended up getting a sweet ride... a Chrysler 300S... oh yeah I was a hot momma driving around at 1am lol. Had a good adventure getting out of Winnipeg to Steinbach... lots of interesting things happened at 1am and you would be surprised at all the animals I saw. lol FINALLY arrived at the hotel at 2am. Crashed and got three hours of sleep. Phew... I made... holly crap!
Was up and ready to race for 8:30 and had an awesome time with my friends, had my fastest Spartan Super time too and even nailed my spear throw! Was an awesome race getting some things done that I was struggling with this race season. Had a great time the rest of the day and met a lot more people too which is always awesome. I love how the Spartans are like one big family! Enjoyed hanging out with my girls too and was nice having them drop me off at the airport and hanging out with me. My plane was delayed... I know right your like really again... I know. This time I got home at 12:30am. lol little earlier then the day before. Sunday I slept a ton.... most of the day to be exact lol. I accomplished laundry and unpacking. So my last post said my son was going to head south before me.... well my little buddy wanted to stay and have one of our epic road trips together. I didn't mind and cherish these moments.. he is going to be a teen soon and that might go away. Might not be cool to hang with his Mom as much lol.
We had such a fun drive down to Columbia Falls MT and have been enjoying the rest and relaxation. Needed to recharge again. Have a busy race season when we get back and very few weekends that are free. Excited for my fun races with friends and being able to goof off and have some fun plus excited to go harder at some others. I love Montana and being down here. It's my second home and always feel content no matter what is going on in my life back home. It helps me see things more clear and feel more grounded. Time in the mountains always do that too.
Had a great time in Montana and needed to recharge. Was a nice break in the middle of my race schedule and the next two months are going to be busy but amazing ones!! Forever Grateful and Blessed!
Until next time...
OK more nervous.... yeah way more nervous. lol Friday night I fly out after work on a whirlwind travel mania... haha OK I don't know what to call it and its been a very busy stressful week. I fly out Friday night to Winnipeg MB (never been to Manitoba) get a car rental and drive an hour away to crash on a hotel floor with friends that were awesome to offer me a spot to crash... better then sleeping in my car rental. I then race the Spartan Super Saturday morning, shower somewhere, catch dinner with friends and fly out that night back home. My son heads to the States early with my parents for vacation and then 3 days later I show up and get a few days of rest.... I can't wait!!!!!!
After that it's mostly race everywhere kinda of weekends until October. October is going to be amazing... I am heading back to Seattle to complete the first ever Spartan Beast there. (yes I seem to do that lots with Spartans lol) But not only will I get to see what it will be like but I will also be bringing home my 3X Spartan Trifecta Medal! Last year I brought home the 2X Trifecta one and I can't wait. You see, with the amount of Western Canadian Races I am doing this summer thanks to my seasons pass I only needed a Beast and Super... had to as I wasn't going to get this close again. You see when I was going thru my separation I decided back then and even maybe 6 months before that I would live without regrets. I started living my life, started taking back my life, living it and enjoying it, taking chances and winging it. I had failures but also had so much more success. I have so many awesome positive people in my life now. I absolutely LOVE THIS!! I love you all!! Growing up I was scared and shy.... my personality tests all said I was a major introvert... my latest one that I took the 4th day at my new job three months ago told me otherwise. I was shocked at first but in looking back I can see how much I changed. I mean I changed a lot and for the best I think. Least that's all that matters doesn't it? The ones closest to me are cared for a loved. I don't care what you think about me, I am living my life on my terms now. I am happy and that's all that matters. I am strong and determined, speak my mind and no holding back. Almost dying in March made me realize even more so that time is precious... I thought that before but I needed a wakeup call about my job at the time.... I took chances and I landed on my feet... luckily but regardless I would have figured out another way... there is always another way... your never stuck... your not a tree... you can get up and try something else. People come into your life for one reason or another... I truly believe that. They either help teach you a lesson or add more to it. If it's meant to be it will be... I know another corny line but it's so true.
Here is a video a friend sent to me.... speaks volumes to me. If anything I hope you get it and like the message as much as I do. This guy is amazing and always speaks the words I feel inside but can't get out as well as he can. I always cry when I watch these.
Wow almost forgot.... my son and I ran a race on Canada Day at Spruce Meadows. We ran the Heros Behind the Heros 5k OCR race in support of our military. It was so much fun with friends and the obstacles were military style too. You know what was even better was my body felt pretty great and my lungs did too!! I almost had everything match up this time. Was a blast and had a awesome time even with completing the obstacles. Have a couple pics to post. Also have my pictures from Rundle's Revenge and have a favorite one. Amazing times, so many awesome memories and so much fun.
So not sure when I will update again but will try to in between the busy summer of racing and living life!! I hope you are doing that too... enjoying life!
Until next time...
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