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I cannot believe it!

I can count down the days – not weeks, not months, but days – until I take off on The Intrepid Journey 2018! 31 days from today, from this hour, I will be leaving on a jet plane, headed south and west to whatever awaits me.

What’s happened since my last post? Not much… and a lot.

The bus situation has primarily straightened itself out, and I have all my accommodations booked. I just have to book my flight home, and then I’m good to go!

Half-marathon training has been going well…

But a serious summer cold set me back a week, and we had to send Jenny to the emergency vet this past weekend; she’s still there now, having undergone surgery on Monday night. Needless to say, we’re both a little worse for wear right now. My training schedule is shot out of the water. I need to give Jenny and I time to rest and recover, and adjust my race-pace expectations, but it looks like both Jenny and I can be in some kind of running form on race day (47 days from now).

It FINALLY feels real!

I’ve always liked to plan stuff – I should’ve gone to travel agent school – and so planning the logistics has been both frustrating and invigorating. Seeing it all come together, fall apart, and come together again has been amazing, and it’s enabled me to do a lot of things – like run a half-marathon – that I never thought possible.

If you’d like to support this trip and the lessons I learn along the way, please consider donating here, or buy me a coffee… because there’s no such thing as too much coffee!

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