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2014 Travels

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Writing a blog for the third and final day of the challenge!

Nothing weight-related though. I'm doing well with exercise; I've been averaging 18,000 steps per day and keeping up with my classes. I've been sloppy with my nutrition and I've been up and down the same 5 pounds all of February. I hope I can get some traction in March!

We are planning our trips for the year.

In March we will take our travel trailer for Tennessee for a week. We are going to do a "trail run" half marathon in one of the state parks. It's a half marathon AND a 50K so there are bound to be mostly ultra athletes there. We'll probably wear hiking shoes and take our poles and HIKE rather than run or do intervals. I'm a sloppy runner on asphalt and can't imagine jogging on dirt and rocks!

In May we will start in Michigan for 2+ weeks visiting family. We will do a half marathon with my two brothers and two weeks later do a 10K with my sister. I've inspired ALL of them to lose weight and get in shape! We'll see how they're doing. TC and I may end up doing the half marathon by ourselves. Ha!

After that we are going to head out west. We will start near Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, then proceed to Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, then home. We think we'll be gone about 3 months. Of course we'll be hiking in all of the national parks! There's a TON of them out there.

The last big trip will be in October-November. We are going to hike in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains in Nepal! It's a 17-day trip that includes trekking for 6 days and 5 nights on the "Annapurna circuit" which is view of 3 of the largest mountains in the world. We'll be going from mountain lodge to mountain lodge, which sounds WAY better than sleeping in tents like we did in Peru.

Then we'll fly over to Delhi, India and will spend 4 days on our own before joining another tour exploring the "golden Triangle" of India -- Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi. All told we'll be gone 30 days.

So I have lots and lots of reasons to get and keep the weight off!
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    You have quite the active family! It's great!
    1407 days ago
    Great adventures!!! Look forward to hearing all about them!
    1436 days ago
    Wow...sounds wonderful! You are so lucky to have the ability and means to do that!! And all that exercise sounds great!! Good for you!! You are inspiring!! emoticon
    Bring back pics!! Would love to see it all! Happy travels!!!
    1443 days ago
    It sounds so wonderful!
    1454 days ago
  • MARYINFL2000
    Wow! I am very envious! It all sounds fantastic and all places I would love to go, especially back home to MI. I haven't been there in so long and I 've been wanting to go to my favorite Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mackinac Island, Pictured Rocks, Tacquomenon Falls, Sault St Marie, search for Petoskey stones....and so much more! ( and I'm pretty sure I've been gone so long I've forgotten how to spell some of them and even left a few out like fishing in Manistee and the Tulip Festival in Holland...Traverse City cherries....). I hope you have a fantastic time and I'm already looking forward to your pictures!
    1455 days ago
    Wow- some amazing travel plans-
    I am so jealous!!!
    1456 days ago
  • BUTTERFLY-1976
    Wow..You've got some great trips planned!! Can't wait to read about them all.
    1456 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/28/2014 3:05:29 PM
    Love, love, love your blogs! It's great to hear about your travels and also travel plans - lots of incentive to stay fit!
    1456 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Wow! You have an excellent reason to stay in shape. I'm looking forward to hearing about all your travels.
    Smart move about avoiding tents. :)
    1456 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    You have some great trips planned! I can't wait to read about them & see the pics you post! Safe travels!! emoticon emoticon
    1457 days ago
    That's a wonderful travel plan. Have a great and safe trip. emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing.
    1457 days ago
  • MALAMI518
    I love reading about your adventures! I hope that there comes a time when I can have a few of my own, but in the meantime it's so much fun reading about yours.

    I hope you have wonderful trips!
    1457 days ago
    Sounds like some awesome trips! Wishing you lots of fun and Safe travels all year!!!
    1457 days ago
    These sound wonderful, but I can see why you're so busy planning so often!

    Hope every trip is all you want it to be.

    1457 days ago

    WOW!!!!! You really, REALLY like to travel. Have a wonderful year and keep pushing. You are doing so well and a month of messing around with your nutrition will not be your undoing. Back on track and keep moving friend.

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    1457 days ago
    I am so jealous Nanette! But very happy you get to do all these things and...half marathons, 10Ks, 50Ks etc etc.!!! You go girl!!!! emoticon
    1457 days ago
    Wow! I'm inspired by your 18,000-step average! Your travels sound amazing. What a motivation to be fit! I'm looking forward to you sharing your travels with us.
    1457 days ago
    What an ambitious itinerary. Your fitness level makes it possible. Well done! Will you be visiting Glacier, Yellowstone or Grand Tetons National Parks? Those are on our list for this year...probably late August-September. You're right. There are many national parks in relatively close proximity there.
    1457 days ago
    Very exciting and fun!! My brother hiked an awesome slot canyon in Utah. I would love to do it. Check out slot canyons! emoticon emoticon
    1457 days ago
    What a great year you have ahead - so many interesting places to travel and visit. Thanks for sharing!
    1457 days ago
  • KANOE10
    What a wonderful year of travel ahead. Your 18000 steps is impressive. I am working up to 15,000. Your emphasis on hiking and doing runs is so inspiring.

    1457 days ago
    It's always so exciting to scheme, dream and plan our travels, isn't it? :-)

    1457 days ago
    What a great inspiration you are to your family.

    And what a great line up of travels for 2014 -- all possible because you're fit!! Virtue IS its own reward, just like momma always said: right?
    1457 days ago
  • ANNETTE117
    I love that your vacations are so active. Enjoy!
    1457 days ago
  • LETHA_
    So many wonderful adventures to look forward to this year. Happy travels!
    1457 days ago
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