Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I'm still alive!

Although I wonder sometimes how I've made it this far. MrP was a slave driver on Sunday after my 6km taper run and beat me until I put on some shorts, a tank and grabbed a sanding pad to help in the garage. So I may exaggerate - a lot. He told me to chill out and relax after my exercise. I felt like a lazy bum after he's been doing so much (taping & mudding the entire garage by himself) so I volunteered - and we finished the sanding in the same day that we started it. Yay for the Palmers! Then I went to bed at 9pm.

I booked myself a massage on Tuesday and in addition to my previous self beating bruises (aka walking into bed frame, smacking shin and foot on brass pole, etc), I now have a lovely set of what are quite obvious finger prints along my IT band. It feels glorious (much more loose than it had), but it doesn't look very pretty. Best get back to regular iron supplement taking so I don't look like such a disaster.

Yesterday, after pole dance class, my lovely hubby met up with me on his bike during my run, so I had someone to regale me with stories for the remaining 8kms (he met me just after 2kms). He's a champ.

Tonight, I'll complete 6kms before my jumping lesson and then I'll have two nights of glorious rest. MrP thought he was going to force convince me to start priming, but I assured him in no uncertain terms that it wasn't going to happen. I like to keep things clear.

So, my friends, I'm here to tell you that with 4 nights to go, I'm feeling good about Sunday's run. I've completed my long distances and while not speedy by any stretch of the imagination, I feel comfortable that I'll be able to survive and meet my time goal. Even if the ol' weather isn't cooperating the way I'd like it to. Please, mother nature, keep the morning around the 10 degree weather - not anywhere near the daily anticipated high of 26 degrees.

And on Tuesday, body o' mine, I'll treat you to a Spa Capsule massage. Yep - space age stuff for this nerd! Thanks to my deal obsession. Speaking of deals, I got a sweet deal for Chef Elizabeth Faulkner's Citizen Cake in San Francisco, which we missed out on during our last trip. Now that I look at it, I've been in charge of SF (walking tours, bike tour, googlemap of "must visit locations") and MrP's handled everything for Napa, including our Wine Train lunch, self directed biking wine tour and winery visitsOctober can't come soon enough!


  1. I'm cheering for you all the way from White Rock and with my loud voice you should be able to hear me LOL! You go girl!!! What a fabulous goal to stretch for and can't wait to hear all about it :) I'll never run one so I'm living vicariously through you and know "we'll" do well - ha! All the best and hugest of hugs to MrP for all his support. Make sure he takes lots of pictures. Huge (((hug)))!!

  2. Rah! Rah!!! Go Tanny Go!!! Best of luck with the race tomorrow!!! Hope the weather cooperates… I'll be thinking about you!!!


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