1700 Mile Travel Plans (Again)

This week I’ve been hosting friends at the house and by friends I mean Tim’s family.  They are in town for his graduation (he gets his wings tonight!) so it means I have actual things to do in the day time.  Ha I kid, but it’s nice to be social in the daytime versus doing mindless errands.

Speaking of a life update I don’t really have much to tell you right now because it seems like everything I update with something life related my plans all get changed.  So with that I’ve given up (at least for now).

It still looks like I’ll be driving from Texas to VA around October 15.  My timeline looks something like this (though it’s not set in stone by any means).  If you are on the route of Texas to VA Beach, please don’t hesiste to let me know if you want to get coffee, go for a run, ect.  I don’t like driving and I like to meet people in real life.

Here is my route but in reverse...reverse...
Here is my route but in reverse…reverse…


October 15: Leave Texas 

October 18: Arrive in Atlanta, Georgia

October 19th: Race a Cross Country 5k

October 20st: Run the Athens half marathon at goal marathon pace

You might be asking why do both races?

First, I know that racing a 5k will keep me in check for a half marathon.  Though a half marathon Pr would be nice I need to keep my legs fresh.  Cross country races are my absolute favorite so running the 5k was never a question.  In fact, I would run the 5k before the half.

Then October 20-21st drive from Atlanta Georgia to VA Beach.

So that is my plan as of now.   It will probably change multiple times but I’m always interested in meeting people along the way.

Questions for you:

What is a life update from you?

Are you generally a social person? 

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  1. H. In answer to your questions:

    Life plan: Potentially changing jobs, subject to another meeting and sorting out salary! A big move and potentially high risk but could be very rewarding in terms of work load and motivation.

    Am I a sociable person: Yes, with close friends but I can be very insular!

    Love the BLOG, always an interesting read! Hope the move to VA is a happy move.

    1. Thank you for stopping by!

      I’m the same way! With close friends I’m very chatty but not around a ton of new people.

      My move to VA is just for 10 days (with my parents) until I leave for the NYC marathon and permanently move (for four years) to New Jersey. I’m all over the place :-)!

  2. After just having driven over 1800 miles on my last road trip, I’m wishing you a safe and smooth drive, and hope you arrive with all your sanity in tact at the other end 🙂 And as much as I like to think that I like spending time by myself, I honestly do like being social. I need a fair amount of motivation to get myself out of the door and into social situations, but I’m always happy when I do.

  3. I love the fact you schedule races during your trip back to VA Beach. I always map out spots to eat or places I’ve seen on some kind of food travel show. (Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives) Specifically, places known for their breakfasts. It makes things more interesting when you’re sitting in the car for hours and hours.

    Congratulations to Tim!

  4. I’m in Houston! I’d say we should meet for a run but you’d be in pain by how much slower I am than you! Unless you’re up for a really easy run… I’m a really good coffee drinker though 😉

    Every time I make a life plan it seems to change. Maybe I shouldn’t make plans anymore. I’m in my first semester of grad school and having second thoughts about whether this was the right choice for me or not. A scary and expensive thought…

    1. I always thought about grad school and don’t think it would be the best choice for me. It’s expensive and I don’t know what I really want to do. I hope you find peace of what you want to do in grad school though Caroline! I can only imagine how stressful that must be!

  5. Aww, when I lived back in Florence I was right on that route. I can see where you hit 95 to go north. Glad you found some races on the way and will do those and hopefully you will meet some people and have good coffee too. Good luck with the long drive!

  6. I ditto what Laura said–no NY stops? Guess you’ll be in NJ soon enough. 😉 Even though I love driving, the thought of tackling 1,700 miles sounds daunting. (And I know you’ve done the drive before, so you’ll be fine.) Hopefully, you’ll be able to make a few social stops to break up the trip a bit.

  7. i drove from RI back to my home state of wisconsin just a couple of weeks ago. i enjoy driving, but at times it can be BRUTAL. also, i love this sentence. “i don’t like driving, and i like meeting people.” haha. amen girl!

  8. Life Plan: Just started a new job this week. I LOVE it. Next major decision: hunt for and buy a condo. This will be a long, 6-7 month endeavour.

    I am a very social person but here’s the catch: when I’m at home I’m a homebody. Good luck dragging my butt out the door! 🙂

  9. WHOA. Guess who else is landing in Atlanta, Georgia on Oct 18?! My grandpa lives there! Holy crap!

  10. I wish I was more of a social person, but I’m really not haha! Oh well, I’m cool with that anyways, you know?

    Well, I am glad you kinda have a plan mapped out about going back to VA, and that you’re super excited for your races!! I wish I could meet you along the way!

  11. Another long trip. still wished you were coming through st louis! I always thought I was an extrovert, but I am finding that I might be more of a home body

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