With a total of 1,347.63 miles and $1,748, everything feels exciting and training has been positive. The Olivia Caldwell Foundation has started Miles for Gold, which gives people the opportunity to raise money on their own while training, and there is already someone who has started the process. I don't know if it is the nice weather or the extra motivation, but my runs have become faster and longer and my bike rides and swims are following that trend. It only feels like a burden if I am training at 9pm which hasn't been a frequent problem. All in all I am feeling better about everything this month.
My family got a reminder of how devastating cancer is when we found out our dog had two tumors that were affecting her way of life. Within two weeks, she went from being the normal pain in the butt, messy, happy, lazy dog, to us having to put her down. Even though she wasn't our child, everyone knows how dogs become part of the family. Cancer is a sad disease that affects almost everyone. We hope that someday they will find a cure.
There are only four and a half months till the Race for Olivia, almost half way there. I feel confident that I am able to go half the distance in each discipline. I was doubting myself but recently my training has elevated and is at a place where I am comfortable with my progress. I am looking forward to spending the week in Idaho with family and friends at our cabin and making a little vacation out of it. After all, family and loved ones are the important things in life.