Warrior Dash was last Saturday – 3.4 miles and 12 obstacles. It was a ton of fun and Ryan did it, too, despite his back. We ended up walking the majority of the course because of his back, but he finished it. WE finished it. Together. We crossed the finish line hand in hand! The obstacles included walls and barbed wire (over the walls, under the barbed wire), tires and cars to climb over, balance beams, a stream to walk/run through (lengthwise, not across), a wall to go down using ropes, cargo net to climb up and over, pile of hay bales to go up and over, about a 10 foot wall to climb up (with ropes to help) and down, a horizontal cargo net to traverse, a "spider web" made up of bungee cord-like ropes, fire to jump over, and the mud pit – about a 20-25 foot long mud pit that was knee deep for most of it. Our official finishing time was 1:05:07. After we had finished, we got our picture taken together with our medals and then headed to the water trucks to be hosed off. The water wasn’t so bad, but it was windy out so it made us a little chilly. It was an awesome experience, and one that we’ll definitely do again and hopefully without the added difficulty of a bad back.
Relay for Life was this past Friday and Saturday here in town. All three of us were on the team Cancerbusters; our team captain is a fellow choir member. We went to the park in time for Opening Ceremonies and then after the Opening Ceremonies and Survivor Lap (Robert never realized that kids could get cancer, and he was a bit sad seeing the kids walking the survivor lap), Ryan and Robert walked from 7-8. Ryan walked pretty much all of the hour, but Robert only walked about half of it. Then we headed home for Ryan to take his pain meds and get Robert to bed. I slept for a few hours before getting up and heading back to the park for my hour. I ran most of the time – ran for 10 minutes and then walked for 2 for a total of 4.69 miles in an hour.
And now for the rest of my life. Ryan’s back got us 2 more trips to the ER the first week he hurt it and the 3rd time they transferred him to a hospital in Tucson for an MRI. He had the MRI Saturday night when he got there, and then he spent Easter Sunday and that whole week until Thursday in the hospital with pain meds and nothing else. Robert and I went to visit him on Easter – Easter dinner was from the drive thru of McDonalds, and then on Monday and Wednesday and then Thursday he was discharged and we took him home. My awesome First Sergeant pretty much gave me that week off. By Tuesday when I went to work (Monday was a comp day), I was so tired and stressed . Top figured out that I hadn’t been taking care of myself in being strong for my guys and he sent me home to take care of me. After getting Robert to school each day, I ran, napped, and stitched/crocheted, as well as getting laundry and some other stuff done. It was some much-needed time off, especially with the late nights of getting back from Tucson from visiting Ryan.
This past week was back to work and finally doing stuff in supply. I worked on some online courses I needed to do, making lists of things to buy now that we finally have a budget, etc. Tuesday we were in Tucson for my ultrasound appointment!! It’s always exciting seeing our little peanut – our little boy peanut!! We got lunch at Waffle House after we were done with the ultrasound and stopping a few other places. Friday I was able to get to yoga class again, and that was a good thing. I’ve missed it the past few weeks.
So there. . . now I’m pretty much caught up again. The question is, can we keep it that way?
Today’s high: 86