Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Running, Jewelry, Expos, Florida and the DOGS!!

Well it has been forever since I've updated this blog. so much to tell and so little time to tell it in. We've been in Florida for about 3 and half weeks. It's been busier than I ever imagined. Preparing for Expos, working expos, making jewelry for Expos and of course trying to keep up with my training for the Paris marathon which is now only 7 short weeks away. I know I should be excited about going to France and my vacation that will follow my 50th birthday and my 5th marathon. but.......all I can think about and worry about is the marathon itself. I have an ankle injury that is nagging met to death. I've never gone into a marathon with any injuries. I am so very nervous. I have really trained hard for this one, more than the ones in the past and have had many more challenges than any ones in the past as well. We'll see if that will make me stronger or if this old body will let me down. :-(
We are working the Tampa Gasparilla final marathon this weekend, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and then I will attempt to run the Gasparilla half marathon with my sister-in-law, Teresa. This will be a good test on my conditioning and to see if the ankle will hold up.
NOW FOR THE DOGS........i am continuing my fundraising efforts in the few minutes I can squeeze in during this busy time. to date I have raised about $800 but need much more. When I return home I will resume my quest to get some great items for our Silent auction and dinner dance fundraiser that will take place after the Paris marathon on May 15th. That should be very exciting.
Well, I want to keep this brief and my alarm just went off warning me to get on my running clothes and lace up the shoes to go run. so I'm off!!!!!
check out my website calendar for our upcoming events. We have The princess half marathon at Disney next weekend then home one weekend then ING Georgia in Atlanta, and so many more exciting expos and races to follow.

"Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail." - Henry Wheeler Shaw
Stay healthy and reach for the stars!!!