Sunday, June 29, 2008

I'm About to Do Something A Little Crazy

I have 2 young children, a husband, a full time job and a house that is in a certain amount of disrepair. I often break into tears over being behind on laundry or not having much time to pursue my running or working out (among other things !). I'm not exactly the first person you'd think of to call when you want to travel around the world on the spur of the moment. And I'm still technically in catch up mode from Scotland.

However, I did get that call, and with a lot of encouragement and support from the Hub, I am up for the challenge. Can you believe I am leaving July 9th for here?


This may be one of the craziest, coolest things I've ever attempted. (well right up there with deciding I wanted kids after all!)
Wish me luck. Details will certainly be forthcoming!! I know this makes me fairly inaccessible yet again, and probably will wreak havoc with running and dieting. I hope you will cut me some slack and realize nothing like this will probably ever happen again. :D

49 comments:

Run For Life said...

That is AMAZING!!!! I don't blame you one bit. :)

Andrew is getting fit said...

Holy crap! Go for it!

Mendy said...

Wow! VERY cool. I'd say jump on it. You have been a traveling queen lately.

I'm the same way when things aren't going well in the house, or we aren't here enough to clean it and it becomes a disaster. I just look around and tear up. What a wreck I am sometimes... haha

Can't wait to hear all about your upcoming adventure.

Anonymous said...

Oh that is just the coolest thing ever! Good god woman. That completely and totally rocks.

Take tonnes and tonnes of photos. Are you going alone? Are you bringing The Man?

chia said...

I so have vacation envy now.

I litterally barked "SHUT...UP... YOU GO GIRL!!"

I felt like I was on Ricki Lake's show or Tyra or Oprah or something for a minute there.

Can't wait for the photo op's - have fun!!!

Kevin said...

Wow! Thats awesome. Cant wait to hear more

Vickie said...

How can you turn that down! Running/dieting will be there when you get back! This will live on in your memories forever. Have fun!

Wes said...

Very nice! I say live it up while the livin is good :-)

Amy said...

Nancy, if there is one thing that has become very clear to me in the last few months, it is that life is so unpredictable and we don't know how much time we get, so I would say seize the day, and follow your dreams. Can't wait to hear all about your journey.
Hugs, Amy

L*I*S*A said...

I don't blame you a bit for going! I'm insanely jealous!!

sRod said...

China? It'll be great!

Lily on the Road said...

GET OUT!!!

Wow, I'm sooo jealous..oh good for you Nancy. You are going to have a wonderful time!

RunningNan said...

awesome!

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time. What a great opportunity!

Marcy said...

OK first I have to say I AM SO SORRY for being behind with you. It wasn't intentional. For some reason Bloglines has not shown your blog as having any updates. I was wondering why the heck you kept commenting on my blog and then I saw no updates (in BL) on yours ROFLMAO! So it finally dawned on me today :P (little late to the game, eh?) that you probably DID have posts but Bloglines wasn't picking them up . . .and yes that would be the case LOL

My gosh I get all caught up with you and look at you being Miss World Traveler again! That is AWESOME!! You only live once, why the heck not?! You're so lucky!

teacherwoman said...

How exciting! Can't wait to hear all abou the experience!

USJogger said...

OK, I'll say it. I hate you!

But have a good time. ;-)

Jogger

Nitmos said...

"Where in the world is Non Runner Nancy"

You are taking your running shoes right? That wall is begging to be run on.

Sarah Kathryn said...

Dude, you can run THE WALL!!! LOL!!

That is SO awesome!

I was going to jokingly suggest on your blog that after running in Scotland, you should make running all the continents one of your life-missions. Now it doesn't seem like it would be that out of the realm of possibility!! Antarctica might be a little dicey, but, you never know...

HAVE FUN!!!

Kathryn

E said...

How exciting is that! I'm so jealous!

Laura N said...

Holy cow, China! Wow, you are an adventurous woman.

You aren't bringing back a baby girl, are you???!!!

Jess said...

That's awesome! I think that's an amazing opportunity -- we understand your absence!

P.O.M. said...

When the opportunity presents itself... ya gotta grab it.

Not that it's healthy, but a couple of coworkers came back from China LOSING weight!

RunToTheFinish said...

in awe right now!

Viv said...

If you shed one tear over falling behind to go to "wherever the hell is Nanc??" I will find ya and slap ya, the go out on a run with you drink an expresso and chit chat. LOL!
Love ya girl, I want details STAT.

Unknown said...

OOoooooh China! Are your shots up to date? HAVE FUN!!

Shelley said...

That wall looks like a running trail!

I'm really jealous! I'm nervous/guilty leaving my girls with my hubby just one night, let alone a week or two.

Laura said...

Have a fantastic time! I'm totally jealous :)

Jamie said...

Oh goodness how exciting!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Anonymous said...

Wow! World traveler! Training and dieting will be here when you get back...go have fun and live it up!

C said...

You're going to have a great time! Don't worry about the details, just enjoy yourself. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Nat said...

Oh wow! How awesome! Can't wait to hear about it.

Michelle said...

Oh my, my running traveling friend!!! I am in awe of you right now, i may even love you, ok just a little, i don't want to freak you out!!! :O) Have a blast!
M

The Laminator said...

Wow...Nancy, that's amazing. I'm sure you'll have an amazing time over in China. I was there just a couple years ago, so I can relate. Have fun and take lots of pictures!

DawnB said...

wow enjoy looks like an adventure for sure. beautiful

Bob - BlogMYruns.com said...

now THAT is a Good Call Nanc :-)

Look forward to hearing more details, wow How exciting!!

Anonymous said...

wow.

youre my hero.


Miz.

akshaye said...

Holy crap.. thats awesome! Have a blast!

Tina Mickelson said...

you are so lucky... can you run on the Great Wall of China? hmmm....

Sonia said...

My god that looks nice, where are you going? Seriously, we need more details!!! You can't just leave us hanging like that LOL

Michelle said...

Hi, me again! So i love you a little more now for the shout out to NEIL!!! :O)
M

Sunshine said...

Oh FABULOUS!
Looking forward to the reports and the pictures...
And WOW.. another continent for Nancy!

Bev said...

You so rock! Is that the Great Wall! Olympics related? Too cool!

zanne said...

SHUT UP! no way! you're gonna run on that wall, aren't you??? cannot wait to hear all about it.

GB said...

Is that the GREAT WALL? Wow! Have a blast for all of us. The only thing that would top that is if you got to got there during the OLYMPICS!!!
Have fun and stay safe.

Alisa said...

Wow! You are soooo lucky! Please post lots of pictures.

Anonymous said...

I suspect that there are many more amazing adventures in your future, but this sounds like a pretty cool one. Do you really think anyone ever looks back on their life and wishes they had been a better housekeeper? I kind of doubt it.

The Young Family said...

Soooo cool.
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Unknown said...

Holy Moly !!! The GREAT Wall of Chhiiiinnna! I am quite envious. I will completely understand if you do hit the wall. No puns intended! Have a GREAT time and kick butt !!!