10.10.2008

I'm not dead!

...but my internet connection at home is. So while that's being fixed here's a brief update from work:
  • Seven days and 14 hours until the Breakers Marathon--woo hoo! Get you smell the excitement??
  • My last long run I had a bit of a breakthrough. In the first mile I got teases of a stitch--and in mile one of a 13 mile run I can't be getting no stitches. So I lowered it down to first gear and concentrated hard on my breathing. I got into a comfortable breathing pattern of three breathes in, three breathes out, all the while forcing my abdomen to push air out and suck air in. It worked after a while and successfully got rid of the stitch, but the forced breathing sounding like I was saying "hap-pen-stance, cir-cum-stance" over and over--weird.
  • I have two weeks work of runs saved on my watch that I can't log because of my internet being out at home (I log my stuff at MapMyRun.com). Grrrr.
  • I may be getting the Chicken Pox, again. Mysterious small itchy bumps are forming on random parts of my body. Mostly on my hands and arms. I have no idea what it is and I'm just hoping that if it is something serious it holds off until 10/19.
  • Since we're in the final days before the race all my running neuroses are starting to show. I've been checking the race web site daily. I've studied the course backwards and forwards. This weekend I'll put together the playlist (so look out for that post) and start packing bags for the trip. Oh boy! It's like Christmas!

7 comments:

Laura said...

How are you getting to Breakers? Driving/train/bus/plane? I might consider joining the fun...

The Laminator said...

I was wondering where you were. Thought you were "sick" from taperitis...anyway, lots of luck on the rest of taper and on your race. We need to get together for a weekend run sometime to catch up.

chia said...

LMAO, first bullet point I so dyslexically read as "Can you smell the excrement?"

Perhaps my first marathon influences my ability to translate anything of similar subject matter LOL.

BEST WISHES!!!

Jess said...

You can't get chicken pox again, but you can get shingles, which is how chicken pox can re-manifest itself. But shingles is really terrible, so I doubt it's that. Or, I really hope it's not that.

Nitmos said...

Have a great race!

Amanda said...

ugh I hate when there is something I'd like to do (i.e read blogs or write my blog) and technology is preventing me!

are you checking the weather hourly yet?

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