Tuesday, April 24, 2007


I feel as if I've been running continuously since Saturday afternoon. Life has been a blur. Umpteen-million unread e-mails and favorite blogs have piled up, and if yours is one of them, I apologize for neglecting you, and thank you for continuing to stop by here with a comment and a word of encouragement.

Our little household doubled from two to four yesterday when Mr. Shrinking Knitter's cousin and son came in for our friend's funeral, which is today. By this afternoon it will be me and the dogs, as everyone, including Mr. SK, scatters to their various homes and jobs and lives.

I ran three miles in 31:23 yesterday, a nice, steady, manageable pace for me. It was supposed to be a rest day but I had to switch today and yesterday around because today? No time at all to do anything but get dressed up and pay my respects. The graveside service is this morning with a memorial service later this afternoon. I'm not sure I can stay dressed up that long. Heh.

Tomorrow may be my last run before the race on Saturday. I'm supposed to do another three-miler on Thursday, but that's when I'm leaving for Nashville. If I do it, it'll have to be very early in the morning. Mr. Shrinking Knitter's son – who has run four marathons and a couple of halfs – says I'll be fine skipping that last training run.

The fourforecast for Saturday looks good. I haven't been able to get the hour-by-hour yet, but the day looks like this:

The race begins at 7 a.m. and around here the temperature is very comfortable for running then. That "10%" is the chance of precipitation. Whew! I won't have to stash dry shoes and socks somewhere along the route!

Sorry for another blah post ... life should settle back down for at least one day this week. Tomorrow.


Shauna said...

hiya debbi! i'm going away for a couple of days so wanted to get in and say GOOOOD LUCKKK for saturdeee! after all your dedication and hard work, i hope you have a wonderful day. rock on!!

M@rla said...

Thank goodness no rain. That would be miserable!

Your times are fantastic, I'm thinking maybe first place...

Lainey said...

Hullo Debbi

Can you believe the big day is nearly here. All your hard work is going to be so worth it when you can actually enjoy the race.

Have a fantastic time and well done. You are an ispiration.

Grumpy Chair said...

Your posts are never blah or boring.

Glad the weather is going to be nice for your first half-marathon.

Jack Sprat said...

I'm with Grumpy ... never a boring or blah word on here Debbi!

Sending you positive racing vibes!


barbhap said...

I agree with all of above!

Lori said...

I third that motion, Debbi. You're not boring at ALL. I'm so thrilled with you and the race and now the big moment is almost here.

Relax this evening and enjoy the weather.

ws said...

You've been running all the miles for 16 weeks the last 3 miles this week won't matter. Weather looks perfect -

Elizabeth W said...

Go Debbi! It's wonderful running weather. I can't believe your race is almost here.

Vickie said...

Good luck for Saturday!!! I know you will do great and have a fun time.

You might already be familiar with this - but friend told me this at volleyball practice tonight and I thought I would share - ignore if it is not helpful. Because it is yet another weird medical story from a friend.

She dropped 20 pounds easily a year ago - still eating the same and working out the same, but came to a total halt – what was working – no longer working. Her endocrinologist suggested she try wheat/glutton free and dairy free for several weeks to see what happens. This was 2 days ago – weight has not started to move – but she says she feels like a whole new person – so much better – and she didn’t know she felt “bad” before. Maybe placebo? – maybe something to do with Celiac Disease? Maybe something different? I don’t know – but thought I’d share because it was such an odd thing for him to suggest – out of the blue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,

All the best for Saturday. It will be such a blast; they say on the actual race day you can always go beyond any previous efforts. I'll be sending positive vibes.