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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Three Things Thursday

Because this is my "the world is mostly rosey" place but the world and life sometimes are not, I want to share some troubling news only to once again ask for your support.  And isn't that at least one reason why we are all here sharing with one another? 
There wasn't much sleeping last night at my house.  After my evening run with LBM I got some worrisome news about an extended family member, Shirley.  She is my sister's mother-in-law.  Now you might think that means she is really nothing to me however, I have know Shirley since I was in the middle school, had a crush on her son (yeah the one my big sister married, eeewwww) and shared nearly every holiday and picnic with Shirley's family.  We are a very close extended family unit.  I think it a rural folk's thing.
The details are not important just know she is in grave condition in the ICU in the hospital and could use all the prayers and positive thoughts you could have time to send her way.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.
 ~ Isaiah 43:2

Because this is my "the world is mostly rosey" place and I live with the confidence that faith affords me, let's return to the regular living running banter.
Day # 123 ~ 3.5 miles / 28:10

It's Day #123 but who is still really counting?  me 
I have my miles in for today.  3.5 miles  It's a "rest" day.  I will be putting in two "rest" days of lower miles so that I can put in at least one longer run this weekend. 
I am hopeful to put in about 12 miles on Saturday morning.  I will be in VA so anyone interested drop me a line.  I am eager to see if giving my legs a "break" helps me feel more rest while still giving me the mileage I know I need with long races quickly coming.

What better to end with than a giveaway? 
Beth @ Shut Up and Run (which would have been Trap It and Run in my house growing up.  We were not allowed to say Shut Up.  Really!)  is hosting an $80 CSN Stores giveaway.
I have been trying to win this for EVER!  I really want a fancy backpack.  I think it will encourage the fam to get out and hike more. 
Hubbs is ALL about the gadgets!
Head over to CSN and see all the great stuff they have and then visit Shut Up and Run.
You know her?  She is that famous blogger who recently ran with Dean Karnazes! Not.kidding.
Tell her I sent you!


  1. 123 days?! that's amazing! i'll be sending good vibes to you, your family and shirley! hope everything turns out ok

  2. shelly, im sorry about ur bad news. hopefully everything will turn out ok. just be strong and think positive thoughts.

    day 123....very nice.

    now a question to the trail queen from the trail newbie....any advice or tips on how to race my 5 miler on saturday?? how much longer does a trail race take than running on the road?

  3. Awww, girl I'm so sorry about Shirley. Thoughts and prays to her...and hugs, many hugs, to you! It's never easy!!!!

    So impressed with your streak. I have the opposite streak going....123 days of not running :(


  4. Your streak is just amazing! I am sending good thoughts your family's way! Take care.

  5. Sorry to hear about Shirley; good vibes are being sent her way!

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ;)

    Nice job on keeping it up - Sunday should be a breeze for you!

  7. Will be thinking of Shirley and your family today.
    Nice job on the 123 :)

  8. I'm sorry to hear about Shirley. Good thoughts and prayers for the whole family! I hope she pulls through.

  9. Well wishes for Shirley & your family. ((HUGS))

  10. So sorry to hear about Shirley. I'll be thinking about you and your family.


  11. Congrats on the 123!

    All good thoughts and prayers going out to Shirley, her family and friends.

  12. Shelly - sorry about your news. Prayers are being sent your way. I hope and pray that she recovers.

  13. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    I enjoy reading about your running. I think the rest days will make a difference. At least they did for me once I got it through my head that running "just" 3-5 miles was beneficial to my training. Good luck on Sat with your long run.

  14. sorry to hear about Shirley...will keep her close in thoughts and prayers!
    To think that 3.5 miles is a rest day totally beats my chase the monkeys eat cookie dough days:)

  15. My thoughts are with you!

    And for 123 days in a row! Wow, lady! Are you ever going to take a non-running rest day? ;)