A couple [couple, two, get it?] of you have asked if race results will be available somewhere on the web. They will, but I don't know when they'll be posted. Isn't technology wonderful?
Then again, sometimes technology isn't so great. Our water went out this morning. I blithely assumed the only magic I'd have to perform would be a flip of a circuit breaker – a two-mile walk to the pump and back – but nooooooooo. An emergency call to the pump repair wizards, a trip to the laundromat, three hours of labor, 20 feet of well pipe, a new pump and XXXX [yes, four figures] dollars later and we have water once again. For how long? Who knows?
I'm ready to move. Or convert to Amish. Just think of the biceps I could develop pumping my own water!
But I digress.
Two people have been tremendous sources of practical advice and encouragement, and I especially want to thank them. My husband's son, Lee, who I mentioned yesterday, gave me a great deal of reassurance about the logistics of the race. WS, also a racing veteran, has been regularly commenting and cheerleading for quite some time now. I feel like I really can do this. Thanks so very much.
Your comments this week have been so inspiring! Lori and Grumpy's flowers are lovely and will be traveling to Nashville with me, along with all your good thoughts and positive vibes. I'll try to post a "One" tomorrow from Nashville.
Two days until race day.