Friday, April 29, 2005

I got one of the good ones

My husband wrote me from his workplace this afternoon:

"Dear Wife,
Today has coasted to a stop -- want me to come home so you can swim?"

Isn't that sweet?

Actually, I think I'm going out for a short tempo run instead - to loosen up my legs a little and remind them of what they're going to have to do in the half marathon on Sunday. (Ugh, I just read the fine print - it's got a 7-fricking-AM start time). I'd go cycling, but it's a little chillier (58*F) than I like for that!

Thanks for the good wishes for Sunday, everyone! Best wishes to you all too for a great weekend - especially Tri-Geek Kahuna, Robo-Stu and Head Doc at the Wildflower triathlon!



Later....

I got in a 5K run, but it felt slow and clumsy and difficult. You know how non-runners always ask (when they're trying to feign interest) about how many miles your next marathon will be? I have a feeling that this half marathon may be one of those exceptionally LOOONNNNNGG ones.

5 comments:

Flatman said...

HA! I have never heard that one before "How long will your next marathon be?" Too funny!

Glad you got to get out. How was the weather? And congratulations on finding a good husband...you and my wife are definately lucky...oh, did I say that out loud?

Mateo said...

Hey, great site! I just joined this world of blogging, and I love finding other marathoners/triathletes. I just joined the world of fitness after losing 110lbs a few years back. (I am and will always be a Clydesdale, but I'm stil out doing it!) Your comment about "How long will your next marathon be" killed me. After my first marathon, I actually had TWENTY SIX people ask me how long a marathon was. Oh the irony...

Keep up the great work! I have my first tri of the season in a month. Better get swimming!

runr53 said...

I think I've had one or two of those! But a river path, oh couldn't ask for nicer footing and scenery 'cept maybe a crushed groomed gravel or wood chips, wishin I was running that instead of my training run!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

I'm with Mateo. It's funny the questions non-runners ask. And most of us having come from being non-runners remember back to when we might have asked the same silly question. Remember the days when you thought ya couldn't run 2 blocks!?

mud-slinger in chesapeake beach said...

Ah...but what a BEAUTIFUL course to have for an extra-LONG half-marathon!

I am up in the air (It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Super-Vacillator!) about what I am going to do tomorrow...my race calendar has had another surprise conflict show up (with races later in the season) which impacts my Quest for A/G awards in my Club Races. So what do I do? MCRRC XC 5K or BRRC Ashland 10K...or just SLEEP IN??? I've been hauling topsoil all week in my attempt to (hand) terrace our new backyard. Blue Bunny is ti-wed...