Saturday, March 14, 2009

Update and Countdown

Injury: Feeling good! A week of rest seemed to take care of my ankle. It hurts a little when I start out, but once it's warmed up, I don't feel it at all. I had to mess around with the laces a bit to find a way to lace that didn't go over the sore spot, and I'll keep that up till PacRim is done. I logged 30 miles this week, no problem.

Spring break: Riley's home! Yay! His Friday the 13th was not without a couple doses of bad luck. He left the campus much later than he wanted, locked his keys in the car at one stop, and burned out his clutch on the way up the pass. He called us at 10:30 pm, sitting on the side of the freeway near the top of the pass. By the time Eric got there (about an hour or so away) the tow truck was taking them to the nearest town. Eventually, Eric got the boys and their gear loaded into our car and headed home, where they arrived around 1:30 am. Riley's roommate's friend picked him up around 2 am, and we finally all got to sleep. Heaven forbid we miss a run - we were up a short four hours later to head to the Saturday morning run. It was worth it! So, here we are. The value of a new clutch is about equal to the value of the car. We're looking at all our options...

Countdown to PacRim! Minimum goal is 100K, and if I'm feeling good, to keep moving as long as I can. It'll be an adventure for sure! Jenny and I are planning to run together, and it sounds like Abi will join us. We've got lots of Y Runners participating this year. Steve is bringing his trailer to use as a rest/changing station, which is a huge luxury. Eric and a few others will join in after running the Chuckanut 50K (up the mountain and down, then a 3.5 hour drive to PacRim, where another 50K is the goal). It's gonna be a great weekend!

11 comments:

olga said...

I am booking a spot in a trailer!

Thomas said...

Good Luck!!!!

Anne said...

So glad to hear the ankle is healing nicely. Let me know what you decide with the car, especially if you purchase another. We have to help our older daughter buy her first car this May and am not sure how that will go with the credit crisis.

Joe said...

Oh, the joys of kids' cars!!! Glad he made it home safely, if late. These experiences are actually useful, even if intrusive at the moment.

Good luck in your prep this week for PacRim!!

Bret said...

Don't let that Olga woman in your trailer...she is trouble. I heard that Bret guy is a better choice. Ha! Plus I will bring the Starbucks if I can have a spot? Maybe you should post the spot on Ebay??

Yep thats my goal too, 100k. Anything after that is gravy. Good news, Gail got off work that day, she is coming now too. Yea!

Annette said...

Glad your ankle is feeling better! What a relief!

Sounds like a fun weekend - hope it goes well.

Your poor son - what a crazy way to start his vacation.

robtherunner said...

I don't need no stinkin spot in the trailer! Trailers are for sissys, and hot women too! That leaves you out of it Bret.

Darrell said...

I could handle that kind of kid/car problem. I've got a full size Ford pickup that's currently not in use. Interested???

Wes said...

Ahhh... That is a dose of bad luck! but getting up to run after that on four hours of sleep is NUTS... what a (non)surprise :-)

jessica said...

I would love to come run a few laps with you and Jenny on Saturday. Any special pick-me-ups that will help you get through? Pancakes? Burritos? Sbux Chai Lattes? Let me know and I'll bring them. I'll probably be down mid-day - I need to get some miles in with Team in Training in the morning. See you Saturday! Rest up!

Dori said...

Good luck with your race this weekend. :-)