Sunday, June 30, 2013

Walk, Don't Run

If you see this graphic on someone's back at the Peachtree Road Race, that would be me.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bad luck

Isn't there a saying that says if it wasn't for bad luck I wouldn't have any luck?  Now I have a cold and a fever of 101, that is keeping me from pounding the pavement.  This too shall pass.

My friend Chris

I mentioned a few posts back about a few friends who are dealing with some major medical issues.  One of those people, my friend Chris D. Is battling stage four colon cancer.  I have known Chris for about fifteen years.  We met through a professional organization.  She lives in Atlanta so I don't see her too often.  But, we have lots of things in common.  Chris is a lot of things but "fighter" comes to mind first and foremost.  Another thing she is is an athlete.  Looking at this petite woman you wouldn't really think that.  Among other things she is a marathon runner.  When I am out running, I constantly think about Chris.  She keeps me going when I don't think I can go any longer. I know she is going to beat this cancer, because she is so determined and strong.  although she is probably younger than I am, I want to be her when I grow up.  thanks for keeping me going Chris. You are an inspiration and motivator.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The first running of the Peachtree

This morning, my daughter-in-law and I did the Peachtree course.  I walked most of the way and she ran most of the wait.  she was kind enough to wait up for me in spots, so I defintely slowed her down.  But we did 6.5 miles in 1:45.  My goal is to finish in two hours so if I can hold to that I should be o.k. I have a few more weeks to train.  thanks to Jen for going with me.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Funny things my husband says

My husband said since I have been out running walking to get ready for this race I don't "jiggle" as much!  For those that know my husband, that is a compliment.  You take them however you can get them!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

It's always something

I just haven't had a very good spring/early summer. Today I had a tumor removed from the inside of my cheek. Don't really know how long it has been there -- I thought a few weeks.....the doctor thinks longer.  Anyway, since I am a little high on pain meds, I'll leave it at that.  Won't get a biopsy report for a couple of weeks.