This weekend was full of all sorts of stuff ranging from fun, exciting and awesome to terrible. It’s probably really no different than most weekends. Good things happen, bad things happen, but this weekend there were a few more things to talk about.
Friday was a day of travel for me which meant that I skipped my workout. I traveled to southern Utah to do a race for my cousin who was diagnosed with colon cancer and it is about a 4 to 4 1/2 hour drive there so I didn’t have any time after work to do much of anything. But that’s ok. If I had stayed and done a race up here in northern Utah I would have skipped much of my workout anyway, so it’s not a huge deal. It was a great turnout for the race with lots of people showing their support. It was a fun race as well as I had never done any type of race in Blanding other than a 5K and triathalon when I was in middle school. I completed the race in 29:01 unofficially though I was near the back of the slow moving group at the start so may have officially been under 29 minutes.
I also found out about a program called gofundme which allows people to set up a webpage to help raise donations from various things from getting money for a school to people having medical issues to people wanting surgeries for their animals. I figured if there were people willing to donate to a dog’s fund to help them have a surgery maybe I could get some people to donate for my cousin and her mother – both who were diagnosed with cancer only 4 weeks apart. My mom set up the gofundme page and I’m hoping it helps them out.
After the race on Saturday I spent time with my family including my two beautiful girls. We went to Subway for lunch and sat around and talked and just had a good ol’ time. Then I had to head back home so I could have date night with my wife and be ready for the stuff we had to do on Sunday.
That’s when disaster struck.
Going through a small city (technically I was still on the highway) I had my cruise set to 65 and it was in an area when the speed fluctuated between 55 and 65 a few times. I didn’t think much about it until I saw the red and blues behind me. I had been going 65 in a 55 and though I had never received a speeding ticket before, the officer told me he couldn’t have me going that fast through town (though I was on a highway). So I got a ticket. Stinks, but it’s what I deserve and I guess most people will get one in their lifetime.
Sunday was Sunday though we had a family dinner which we haven’t had in a while. It was my brother-in-law’s birthday and we had a good dinner and a good time. My wife and I did take Max out on a walk and I ran with him a little bit. The problem with him is that he wants to check every single bush and tree and post for scents so running continuously is tough. But at least he enjoys going for walks unlike Gidget. Though he is incredibly protective of my wife.