Monday, March 1, 2010

No time and too tired to blog.

Just a quick hello to say, I'm still around.  I'm still working on the project.  I'm still training for Boston.  Life is good, training is good, but I am tired.  LOL! 

Had a fabulous overnight trip to New Orleans with Dawn and some other friends.   I went to New Orleans to get in a training run and run the part of the Mardi Gras Marathon course, with some friends.  I ran most of the time with Charles, but did get to run a little with Dawn.  Charles was running his first marathon.  It was fun to run with someone new to the challenge of the distance.  It was a beautiful day in New Orleans, sunny, and cool weather.  After the race we enjoyed the sun in City Park for a while.   Charles finished his first marathon and Dawn finished her 9th.  We had many other Pinebelt Pacers in New Orleans running the full or the half.  James and Neil BQ'ed on their first marathons.  Several pacers had half marathons pr's.  Woo Hoo!  Good day of racing and training for me.  Fun to be around all of the excitment of racing.

Before getting too stiff, we decided to go back to the hotel to check out, and then went get some lunch in "the Quarter" with Charles, Terry, and Dawn (in the pic above).  Shrimp Etouffee - yummy. Terry treated us to lunch.  How sweet was that?  Thanks Terry!  After a late lunch, Dawn and I made the drive back to Hattiesburg.  I ended up with a little over 19 miles and 35 miles for the week.  Hip is still feeling good so I may try to add a few hill repeats this week.  Today, I am sore from the 19 miles, mostly because I didn't take the time to get in an ice bath last night.  Once again, I am reminded how much the dreaded ice baths help me to recover fast. 

The shop remodel projects is coming along.  We are finally finished with the tear-up and construction part.  Now we have to do all of the finishing work -  caulk - lots, and lots, and lots of caulking to do.  Then some sanding and painting under the carport and front porch.   Chad will be out of town for the next 2 weeks.  I am going to slow the pace on the project and try to focus a little more on my training and definitely focus more on my eating or really focus on not eating so much.  Need to drop a few lbs. in the final 7 weeks before Boston.  In the past, I thought it was impossible to drop pounds while training for a marathon, but I have done it 2 times, and I am hoping to do it again this time.  Need to get back down to "race weight" and get out of my construction weight - stress induced eating weight.

Below:  Terry, Me, Dawn, and Raul-the photographer for most of the pics)
                                                           Terry, Me, Charles, and Dawn


Meg said...

The weather your way looks beautiful and I'm glad you had such a nice day at the marathon. I had been thinking that I hadn't read your blog nor heard from you for a while, I'm happy all is well!

Julie said...

Hi Ginny,
Welcome back!! I am so glad to hear that Boston training is going well for you. My sister used to live in New Orleans and I love that city:) It looks like you had a wonderful day for a marathon...nice job!! Great pictures..thanks for sharing!!

Jennifer said...

Happy to hear you had a good time. Too bad we never did get to meet up! Looks like your Boston training is right on track. Cheers Ginny!

HappyTrails said...

Glad to hear things are going well - we were getting a bit worried since we hadn't seen anything from you for awhile! Have a great week!

Staci Dombroski said...

Glad to hear that you are doing good! Love the pictures :-)

Jill said...

I also need to get into "race weight" from my setback from training. I say that as I ate 4 bowls of Cheerios for lunch :/. Glad to hear you are making steady progress...Boston will be here soon. Eeks.

Darrell said...

How fun to get to hang out with friends at what looks to be a really fun race.