mean mugs of winnipeg

It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post, I can’t even remember how this works. WordPress has also changed the format for writing posts, so when I last tried to write one I got fed up with trying to figure it out and deleted it. But I’ll give it a better go today. Oh yeah, Wisconsin notes; I’m back, workouts are staying hard, peg city scramble Nov 1st, Minnie vs Winnie on Friday, Hecla and WFPS Half this weekend, and some other stuff. 

Today, I’m happy to be part of November Project history. Yesterday, Megan made a post on the insta to hype the Wednesday morning workout, as we do most weeks unless it’s a story, and at the same time was trying to hype it up that I was back from holidays. It was up for about three hours before she texted us asking if she had done something wrong with the post, because it was only at three (3) likes. So thanks fam, it is officially the post with the least amount of likes in the history of November Project (across all cities, not just Winnipeg). 

Thank you to the three people that liked the post, two of whom were Megan and Dom. 

So I deleted the post 🙂 and decided today’s workout would make sure everyone knew I was back. Goodbye legs, hello puke cries. 

Joking aside, it is great to be back. I missed you all (even if you didn’t miss me) and it was nice seeing all the familiar faces this morning, and getting a good sweat on. Today is also World Mental Health Day, and I couldn’t think of a better way to work on your mental health. I’ve certainly had more blue days than I can count on my fingers and toes, and NP has always been a constant in my life that’ll kick me out of a slump. 

We received our mug shots from meeting of the minds this past July, and they suggested we posted them with a little story about why we do this NP thing. So I wrote up a quick post on my insta, shot from the hip and didn’t overthink it, but the gist of it was that I do the November Project not for the workouts, but for the connections made and to feel like I’m making a difference. I’ll let Megan and Dom share why they do it in their own time and in their own way. It’ll be tough to top that lengthy explanation I just gave. 

These are the mean mugs of NP YWG Leadership, brought to you by Clayton Boyd and The North Face. 

On Friday, we are taking on Minnie for a sister city challenge. So show up and see what we need to do to take the win. You can thank Dom for this one.  

Saturday, a crew is heading to Hecla for the half marathon there, and Sunday is the WFPS. Good luck to you all! You’ve worked hard for it, and the weather should be perfect for running, so run your hearts out. I’m predicting PB’s all around. 

Also, Halloween workout on Wednesday October 31st (obvisouly), suit up! Then the next evening we have the third Peg City Scramble. Start recruiting your team of three. Theme to be determined. 

That’s it that’s all. Oh yeah, huge props to everyone that crushed the workout today, especially Karly and Marty who were really pushing the pace today (and both are racing on Sunday). You all reached the summit; from Megan’s university level uncontested math skills, we’ve determined that you ran a total of 692 laps, with an estimated elevation gain of 10 metres per lap for a total gain of 6920 metres, which means we summited Kilimanjaro at 5895 metres. I’m not sure how we summited Everest with it’s close to 9000 metres summit. Math is hard. 

-super sentimental D

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