Friday, September 1, 2017

Dopey Training Week 11

September! It's already September, which means it's also cruise month! I am super excited about our cruise, but also praying that nothing happens with this new disturbance of Hurricane Irma. Maybe if I don't acknowledge her, she won't come act crazy? Right. It's too early to freak out now anyway because anything can I'm trying to not worry! :)

Fitness Friday

Currently Training For:
  • Dopey Challenge 2018 - Walt Disney World
  • Rock n Roll New Orleans Half Marathon 2018 - New Orleans, LA
Saturday - Unplanned rest day due to Hurricane Harvey
Sunday -
Monday - Another unplanned rest day
Tuesday - I was going STIR CRAZY, so I went for a 3 mile run between rain bands
Wednesday - Squats/Lunges/PT
Thursday - 4 mile run
Friday - Cross Training

Thankfully, Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey is (finally) away from the Gulf Coast. In all my years of living in Southwest Louisiana, I've never seen anything like this storm that sat forever, barely  moved, dumped a TON of rain everywhere it went, then made several different landfalls. Craziness.

Dopey Training

After a couple of days of a shortened work schedule and being cooped up in the house, I was going stir crazy! On Tuesday, I decided to brave it and go for a 3 mile run during Brayden's afternoon nap.

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It began to pour right as I walked out of the front door, so I waited a few minutes for it to pass. I also grabbed my visor, just in case.

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Another thing I did for this run was wear old shoes. I hate running in the water in brand new shoes (my current pair have only been worn a few times so far). 

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I also took this run at a bit of a slower pace - partly due to "careful running" on the wet roads and partly due to the fact that I was wearing an old pair of shoes.

By Thursday, the rains stopped and the sun decided to come out and say hello!

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After work, I went for a 4 mile run and it felt amazing!

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The sun was a welcome sight, too!

Brayden, the dogs, and I also went out for an after dinner 2 mile walk. I wasn't sure about bringing all three of them, but it actually went ok!

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With the cruise sneaking up on me, I decided to pull out the suitcase and begin making piles of packing necessities! Lists, lists, and more lists!

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Oh yes, and one of our patients made these adorable shirts for us on his last day of treatment this week! It says "My patient got radiation treatments...and all I got was this tshirt!" The little animated radiation guy has a thought bubble above his head that says "I fight cancer" - isn't that just the cutest thing?! He did such an awesome job on this unique gift! 

I have another busy weekend planned here! One fun thing we've planned for this weekend is a special out of town trip to visit McAlisters and Hallmark (two places we used to have here but they both closed)! I cannot wait!! 

What's your plans for the weekend? Hope you have a great one! :)


  1. I know I've said this before but I am in such Aww over your profession! You truly are a hero Karen! Such a neat shirt from your patient.

    I was just thinking of how it is and will be Hurricane season here on the East coast and was thinking of those who would be cruising. I hope everything goes well for your vacation.

    1. Aww than you so much! That's so sweet of you to say! <3

  2. Besides my run and doing errands, I also want to do a little shopping. I have some things I've wanted but waited until pay day :)

  3. Kudos to you for braving the break in the rain in the middle of a hurricane. Us runners are certainly crazy creatures, aren't we?

    1. Yeah...we are! It wasn't my first time running during a tropical storm so it didn't bother me too much! :)


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