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I haven’t mentioned it much but I promise, you are going to sick of me talking about the trip I’m taking with the 8-year-old next week. For the past 2 days I’ve been writing posts to schedule while I’m gone — I even recorded a podcast! — since I’ll be completely offline for most of the week.

Let me say that again …

I’m going to be offline.

As in NO computer for DAYS!

This is some serious uncharted territory for me. I think I’m already going through withdrawal and it hasn’t even happened yet!

In addition to the whole offline aspect this trip is SERIOUSLY out of my comfort zone and I don’t think I really thought about that until now, three days before I leave.  Well that’s a lie — the last time I thought about it was when I booked it WAAAY back in December — click here to see my original post and more about the trip on TheUnworldlyTravelers. 

I can’t stress how much this trip means to me, even though I will be trying over the course of the next week. Please excuse this old sap while I take a quick trip down memory lane.

This is Ryan and I, 8 years ago, the week I joined Weight Watchers. This is when I had “the talk” with myself.

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And here we are a few weeks ago before a 1-mile run.

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I can barely write this without getting choked up. We have grown so much together. He has changed me in ways he may never understand and I hope I am positively establishing a foundation for him to live a healthy and happy life.

In 3 crazy days we are embarking on the first of (what WILL be) many Mother-Son (soon to be sons) trips.

  • Tomorrow is my last day to finish up all client work and prewritten posts for my blogs. 
  • Saturday I’m actually registered for the ROC race in DC! 
  • Sunday we pack and and take a late flight out to Denver!

This trip has had me a bit distracted. I stopped wearing the Fitbit, I’m not food journaling and I haven’t been running much. I actually miss my #runstreak and hope to start a new one when I get back.

Speaking of getting back, I also signed up for a local CrossFit competition (I can’t remember if I told you) so I start training for that when I get home, too. It’s September 21, which kind of sounds like I have time, but we all know it will be here before we know it.

OK, I have got to get to bed. Lots of work tomorrow!



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There are 9 comments so far.

    Lesley

    August 9, 2013

    You two will have such a fun and memorable time. I bet once you get there you wont even miss your computer. How long are you in Denver? I live only about an hour from DIA. Make sure you check out Pikes Peak when you go by. Can’t wait to see all the pictures from your trip!

    Karen

    August 9, 2013

    Go for it. My son and I take a day every summer and it is exhausting but fun and memorable. We are an avid outdoors family and it is an adventure. We leave soon for approx. the same area, just a different adventure. I can’t wait to see how it works out, and if the company you are traveling with is good or not. We are traveling with REI for the first time, and are hoping for a great trip also.
    Enjoy to ride!

    Karen

    August 9, 2013

    Hi Roni,
    Loved the photos and good luck with the Crossfit. I hope you post more about your training for it. Down the road, I want to get into Crossfit, but right now, I am trying to get running 1 mile under my belt. At, 45+ it is way harder to get back into running than at was at 34.

    Tina

    August 9, 2013

    Roni, this post made me choke up too. I’m sure I’ve posted this many times before, but I’ll say it again: I’m in awe of the kind of mother you are and wish to be able to be that same way too one day (hopefully this year is my year to have a baby). You’re a wonderful example to your sons!

    Brenda

    August 9, 2013

    Wow this post choked me up too. My daughter and Ryan are the same age. When I found your blog 7 years ago, that was the appeal. You and I are about the same age and we had a lot in common. Thank you for motivating me all these years, thanks for being a friend and interacting w/ my comments and emails, even if we have never met. You should be very proud of the work you do, As you help so many! You a great mom and your boys are blessed :)

    Cindy

    August 9, 2013

    I totally remember the post when you had scheduled and paid for the trip. I was like ‘man, that’s a long way off’ and now here you both are ready to pack. Being technology free is so incredibly liberating. Have fun!

    nancyabc

    August 10, 2013

    What great memories your son will have and a great tale to tell when he gets back to school.

    Jenn@slim-shoppin

    August 12, 2013

    I hope you guys have so much fun!!!!

    Christy

    August 12, 2013

    Enjoy! Mom and son trips are so important.