Thursday, August 12, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1. Thank you so much for all of your kind words for baby Chloe. Yesterday was by far one of the saddest and most difficult days I have ever experienced and I can't begin to imagine what the family is going through. Like many of you said, it certainly puts life into perspective. Thank you again for your good thoughts and prayers.

A friend of ours will be donating 10% of all sales through Lil Divas Boutique this month to to the Oshawa Hospital Foundation in memory of baby Chloe. She does beautiful work; check it out if there's a lil diva in your life.

2. I didn't say much about the run yesterday; it was another humid morning, but it was so foggy and misty that it felt like running in a cloud. I bumped into a friend who was out for a run with her dog and had some company for a little while, which was nice. I also ventured over to a local private school to investigate the ("PRIVATE! NO TRESPASSING!") track. I may take a chance and head over for some intervals early one morning next week... Shhhhhhh!

This morning I was up for another early morning run - 10K with 10x100 strides (100m sprint at sub-5K pace for the last 100m of each kilometre). My legs are feeling the mileage this week so I think a nice, slow recovery run is in order for tomorrow.

3. This Saturday I will be competing in my 2nd City Chase this year and 4th in 3 years. This time I'll be competing with my sister along with Juliana and her hubby. It should be a fun day!

25 comments:

TNTcoach Ken said...

We're having identical weather and it sucks. Oh wait, I can't complain about the weather anymore.

Johann said...

You are training very hard. A recovery run sounds perfect. Take care!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Those legs never stop going going!! Sprints after a MWMLR? Yeouch. ;)

I'm off to check out those Lil Divas - too cute! Good luck on the City Chase this weekend! Those race pics always turn out so entertaining...

Teamarcia said...

A tough running week and an emotional one as well. Good luck and have fun this weekend!

Aneta said...

this weather does suck!!!!

good luck with weekend. cant wait to hear/read all about it!

Cynthia O'H said...

Rest days are important too. Have fun at the City Chase.
Are you running the half in Oakville or the 10K? I'm doing the 10K; hubby is running the half.

Denise said...

i'm glad yesterday is behind you and i hope the healing process can start. have a good wknd, enjoy the race!

Lisa said...

have a great time wiht the city chase

Amy said...

Good 3 thingy...Anyway your blog is great I love it...

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Runners Fuel said...

Good luck on the race Saturday!

Lacey Nicole said...

good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you run so much marlene!!!!!!!!!! i don't know how your legs do it :) have a great weekend!

Lacey Nicole said...

lol......... and then i realized it is thursday. i guess we gotta do friday first before teh weekend. oh well!

Fair Weather Runner said...

i love that you just explained strides, i just asked a fellow runn about that last night and we simply had to speculate (apparently we are too lazy to google). but now i know! thanks.

can't wait to read about the city chase!

lilmeg said...

How great about the donations for Chloe!

Nicole said...

a recovery run sounds perfect! i had one today myself!!! thats fabulous she is going to donate for Chloe! :)

lindsay said...

Another city chase! So fun. I really can't wait for that recap.

As for the private track... The way I see it you can go until someone says something! :) You can always turn on the charm and say "oh sorry I didn't realize!" Plus I doubt they'd do anything unless you were vandalizing the place. Good luck, my criminal friend ;)

Kerrie T. said...

Still thinking about your friend and hoping she is doing OK.

Hope you have a great run this weekend. :)

The Happy Runner said...

Marlene,

I'm just now catching up on some blogs and I've read your last few posts -- I am so, so, so very sorry. I cannot imagine what your poor dear friend is going through and I know this must be so hard for you. I really don't have any words other than I'm sending you and your friend all my best wishes.

Take care --

Felice

Julianne said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Chloe! I can't imagine how tough this must be for the family... :-(

And good luck this weekend!!!!

teacherwoman said...

I am so sorry to hear about Chloe. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family.

Good luck this weekend, girl!

Running Librarian said...

Good luck running this weekend!

ajh said...

Have fun at the race this weekend.

MCM Mama said...

I'm so sad for your friend. What a hard thing to go for.

Good luck this weekend.

Jill said...

Oh man, I was so sorry to hear about your friend's baby when you told me on FB :(. A big hug to you, girl. That's sooo very hard!

Good luck on your race this weekend, hope you're able to push aside the pain and for the baby!!!

Marcia is here with me and she is running a race in CO, too :). I am not, cuz of my stupid heel (I have not run since SF, as I promised myself). We'll be thinking of you!

J said...

You have been running so much!! Great job on your runs and hope you had fun at the City Chase!