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I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends (And Some Depends)

I get by with a little help from my friends (and some Depends)
originally posted by Katherine at 15th June 2012 at 05:50
 
Wow, where has the time gone? Another week or two has passed, and soon the countdown will be on for those last few days before I depart for the land of Genghis Khan…time seems to fly – and incidentally so do I; me AND my brand spankin’ new hydration pack. But I am getting ahead of myself here.
 
My last missive saw me getting prepared to roll up my sleeve and take one or three in the arm in the name of travel immunization.

It's June People

It's June, People
Posted by Katherine at 2nd June 2012 at 05:39
 
Well what’s happening, Rest Of World? Out here in Training For Derby Land, it’s been the same old-same old: run, run, run, ride, ride, ride…drink coffee, drink coffee, drink coffee, as it seems that the red wine thing was starting to interfere with my sleep. What’s that? Caffeine is bad for sleep too? Well I never. Soon it will be down to water – oh why bother living, I ask you.
I’ve had a few pretty good weeks of training, and even had Jordan come out one day to catch a bit on film.

Confession

Confession
(originally posted by Katherine at 6th May 2012 at 04:52)
 
Confession: I have to admit I’ve fallen off the truck a bit with respect to training these past couple of weeks. What! Well, in defense of myself, I had to make a trip back to the frozen north (Edmonton Alberta) to move my daughter (the Sundance Kid) out of university – seems that once the term is over they don’t want the young ‘uns anymore. Oh well, their loss is my gain – a partner in crime, and one who has a solid year of “higher learning” under her belt.

Oh Give Me A Home...

Oh Give Me A Home...
(originally posted by Katherine at 13th April 2012 at 05:37)
 
So the inevitable has happened. I was explaining to a friend via text the other day, that the reason I was running up and down Mount Douglas (don’t get too excited, its elevation is only 853 feet) was to train for the Mongol Derby, and he said “Little bit of that Parker blood surfacing I am thinking there Kathy?”
 
Oh yes, the Parker blood. That would be a reference to my paternal grandmother Azalia – yes, the fearsome woman who begat the incredible life-force that is my father.

Quick Thanks

Quick Thanks
(originally posted by Katherine at 15th April 2012 at 18:50)
 
Just a quick note and a quick thanks to some people who have shown me some incredible support so far, even if I do kind of suck at getting the word out there about what I'm doing! (I'm working on this.) I will be doing up a formal "sponsorship" page as I go, but for today:
 
  • My daughter Jordan (the Sundance Kid) whom I love unconditionally; who laughs at all of my jokes (and I at hers); and who has tenatively agreed to be at the finish line in Mongolia (if we can figure out where that is)

Beware the Rides of March

Beware the Rides of March
(originally posted by Katherine at 23rd March 2012 at 02:43)
 
Well, what happened to my February instalment? As one of the two regular readers of my blog noticed (yes, I do pay her) I have been noticeably quiet these past few weeks. So what have I been up to, you might ask? Let’s see…
 
There was that minor geographical move (1200 km); helping my dad out with his business while he recovers from his surgery; training, training, training…I seem to have just lost track of time and here we are at half-past March already.

Hello 2012

Hello 2012
 
(Originally posted by Katherine at 7th January 2012 at 02:26)
 
Well what happened to December, you may be asking? With the excitement of the holidays, a very special visit from a friend from overseas, multiple trips to visit my recuperating father...I guess the month just got away from me.
 
The worries I had about winter training - slogging through eighteen feet of snow, shovelling a path to the barn just to FIND a horse - turned out to be needless. We are experiencing the exact opposite of last year’s winter, with the temperatures consistently above the freezing level.

Here We Go

Adventure without risk is Disneyland. - Douglas Coupland
(no offense to Disneyland BTW - I quite like Mickey personally.)
 
Here We Go
 
(Originally published November 2011)
 
“Mongolia?! What the hell for?!”
 
Although no one’s actually said these words to me (yet), I have to confess I haven’t broken the news to my father about my plans for August 2012, and I’m thinking that this phrase might appear early on in the conversation. I’m sure he will wonder how his youngest child turned out to be such a wandering adventurer…or such a nut.
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