Random Thoughts Thursday

• May has been the rainiest month.  It seems like it’s been raining almost every single day or every other day.  Wine?  Yes, please.

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• Another picture from one of my students.  They always make me smile.

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• Ugh, it always makes me angry when I hear that women are the ones that need to be more careful.  Why?  Why aren’t men taught to just leave women ALONE.

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• My next race is in one month.  I will be running the Missoula Half Marathon in Montana.  I registered and made a hotel reservation.  My flight is something else.  I waited too long and now it is SO EXPENSIVE.  The cheapest from Midway is $619 (and it will take me 8 hours to get there) while the most expensive one is $1,060.  Insane.  Part of me doesn’t want to go anymore.  Maybe prices will decrease in the next couple of days?

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• I am also planning to run 3 half marathons this summer (ND, SD, and WY) through Mainly Marathons.  Registration right now for each one $100 (price goes up to $115 after Friday).  I also need to take into consideration hotel for each race and a rental car.  I guess the question now is how bad do I want Hawaii to be my last half marathon next year (in my Race in the 50 States Goal)?  Something to think about.


8 Comments on Random Thoughts Thursday 74

  1. My husband had to book some flights on short notice and they were about that much. In fact, they went up like $400 overnight (luckily he’d already booked them). I hope you can catch a break — I hear that’s a great half.

    I have soooooo many more states to do. It’s been a while since we’ve been to HI (well, any of the islands). When I do my half there it will be our fourth visit! Both my husband & I have 60th birthdays coming up in the next few years. 🙂 In 6 years it’ll be our 40th anniversary. 2 of our trips there were for our anniversary. 🙂

    • I found a flight this morning for $556. Still expensive but it was the cheapest and a direct flight.

      How fun that you have been to HI! I was supposed to go 10 years ago but had to cancel because of school orientation. I had just been tired and had to attend orientation.

      • Awesome that you were at least able to find a slightly less expensive flight!

        Our first trip to HI was our 20th anniversary. We took a cruise around the main 4 islands. We’ve been back 2 times? 3 times? Now I forget! It’s an amazing place.

        • That cruise must have been fabulous!!! I am pleased with the flight now. Now I need to plan for my 3 half marathons in August. Hopefully I find a “cheap” flight too.

          • The cruise was great — and it was also a great way to see a lot of the islands in a short amount of time.

            3 half marathons in August? I’m shuddering just thinking about it! You go get it girl.

          • Yes, the only reason I am doing it is because of the travel cost. I need to go to WY, ND, and SD and well I don’t want to spend over $500 for each flight.

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