Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Just sitting here thinking

Hey all,
It is Wednesday night and I just finished some leftover ribs from Monday (yes Phil, they were very good!). This is the first evening in a while that I have not been busy or out or over at Susan's house. Sort of nice, sort of lonely. However, I did get bills paid, laundry done, a 7.2 miler completed, car cleaned out. And I still had time to reheat ribs and bake a potato!

I did 7.2 as soon as I got home from work. Nothing spectacular . . . average right at a 9 minute pace. Normally I like to push a little but I didn't feel like doing that tonight.

I have slightly changed my blog site. I fixed the weather thingy do. I also added my neighbor Dom's blog to my links and I have also added Dawn B's blog to my links.

I forgot to mention that we had a great time at dinner the other night taking my parents out for my dad's birthday. We went to McCormick and Schmicks here in B'ham. Not fancy but nice. Susan did a great job in getting the cake from a local bakery that is well known in these parts-Edgars Bakery. We went back to Susan's house for cake and champagne after dinner. My neighbors Jim and Karen also joined us. We all had a great time. It was a great time to end a Saturday that started with a 20 mile run.

I have less than 4 weeks to get ready for the marathon. I have maybe two more weeks to build and that is it. I am starting to increase my vitamin C intake and I'll start taking AirBorn this coming weekend if not sooner. There are people all around me at work that have sniffles, coughs, colds and God knows what else. Additionally, Susan has had the sniffles and her daughter MA has also been coughing and hacking. I am vigilently washing my hands, spraying things with Lysol, and generally trying to avoid face to face conversations with the "sickies" at work.

My mind has been racing about the Portland trip. I have airline tickets for Susan and me. I have rental car. I have a hotel room. I have shoes that are in good shape. I have confirmation of my registration. This will be a good trip . . . I will be running a marathon on my birthday-a first. Susan will be with me and she has offered to run the last 6 miles with me. I'll be seeing my former brother-in-law and his family. Like I said, my mind is racing.

I'll try to do a faster 5 or 6 miler tomorrow.


DawnB said...

Thank you Jim. Sound to me that you have everything under control for this marathon. Stay calm and things will fall in place for you.

Anonymous said...

Always good to think things through, sounds like you are making all the right decisions--it is your life and who better to choose what you do. Stay positive and know it is good to have someone who will run the last miles with you.
Love Ashville

Phil said...

I knew those ribs sounded awful good. Can you send some our way?

I think you're doing a great job building up to the Portland Marathon. You'll do great. I haven't looked at the course yet, but considering how well you did at Flying Pig with the the steep hill on the first third of the course, I suspect you'll have no trouble with Portland.