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Monday, July 18, 2011

A Dash and Some Moans

So, I’m killing two birds with one stone today by combining my fitness Monday post with a link up to Kristine's Monday Moanings.

I have been talking about the Warrior Dash for a few months and had been actually dreading it a bit. Well, the big day was yesterday… and…. It was great! I had so much fun and actually ran about 90% of the course. The 10% that I walked was mostly a stretch that was so ridiculously muddy that I literally could not run in it. The obstacles were a lot of fun and were not at all too difficult to do. There was one obstacle that you had to walk up a beam up to maybe 6-8 feet high, then walk across three more beams, and then down another one. I was terrified that I would fall and break my arm because my shoes were so dang muddy and slippery. I was praying to Jesus the entire obstacle to not let me fall! (Later, I found out that a girl fell and broke her arm!!)

I think I finished about half way through my group. Not too bad. I got ridiculously muddy and then was hosed off by a fire hose with ice cold water. Pretty sure the cold water put me in shock and it took me a good minute to catch my breath!
I only got a before picture and then an after picture eating a “warrior” turkey leg. Those things were huge! It was really hard to get many pictures because I was just too darn muddy to touch a camera or my phone. Boo!

And now moving on to Monday Moanings. My co-worker started this link up a couple weeks ago as a place to vent and moan about things that irritate us. I’m hoping that I can partake without being a negative Nancy, but sometimes there are just some things in life that are just plain annoying. .

1. I have to copy Kristine’s first moaning. Seattle weather. Do I need to explain more? This summer is a joke. Rain, overcast, and 60 degree weather all of July?! Boo!!

2. Deployment. I miss my hubby. L It’s already been almost 3 months though, only 39 days left!

Spiritual Warfare. It is real, my friends. The devil tries to attack anything that is from God, including marriages, obedience, a person’s thoughts, etc. I truly believe that the anxiety I have while Jesse is gone is caused by this. It’s a product of trying to use my own reasoning in earthly matters that cause worry and anxiousness. The devil loves to plant these things in the heart of Christians. As lovers of Christ, we need to be aware and prepared, so that we can identify it and pray against it.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).


  1. Hi! I saw you on the blog hop and became a follower. I also saw that you are on the final 39 days until the hubby is home :) I hope those 39 days left go by quickly, for you both! Please stop by and give me a visit http://futuremills.blogspot.com/

    x's and o's

  2. #1 can be fixed by moving by meeeeeeee!!!! Love you Steph! 39 days left! Woo hoo!!


  3. Hi! New follower from military monday blog hop! I would love for you to stop by http://aboutamom.com to say hi & return follow! :)

  4. I wanted to see a picture of you devouring that turkey leg... haha. Um, the linky tool should be up now so you can submit it.

  5. Woo Hoo! Congrats on a successful Warrior Run! A friend of mine approached me about doing one with her, but the obstacles terrify me, like I wouldn't have been able to do the beam thing you were talking about. I'd have to walk around - I'm a HUGE baby!

  6. I hope your rainy summer goes by quickly so you can see your hubby.


  7. I did the warrior dash last year! I loved it. I wanted to do it this year but the 6 month pregnant belly was a bit of a deterrent!


Jesse is active duty Air Force and is originally from southern Minnesota. He has also managed to become a follower of just about every hobby known to man (which drives his wife crazy!).

Henry was born on July 4, 2007. His hobbies include playing with his squeaker toys, barking a little girls, dock jumping, going to the dog park, and being spoiled rotten by his grandparents.

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