Thursday, March 4, 2010

Catching up

Wow, where has the time gone......It's been a heck of a few weeks. On a not so positive note my brother in law passed away recently. It's really a very sad story and I don't want to bore anyone or sadden them but I will say this; he was visiting from Montana for some surgery and was recovering at our home. We found him dead and think he had been dead about 5-6 hours; he was only 58 and while his health wasn't good, no one expected this. Needless to say this has occupied most of my life for the past few weeks. This is an experience I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy; there was a parade of people through our home, including the police who must "investigate" any deaths that are outside of a hospital or other care facility.

I am on Week 3 with my running coach; my running has suffered a bit because of my brother in law's passing. I've gotten in some of my runs, but have missed some as well. My coach wants me to run more miles, at a slower pace to build my stamina. I'm not sure yet how it's going. I am registered for a 30K this weekend so I guess that will give me an idea of how I am progressing. The plan is to run the first 10K nice and easy & open it up for the rest of the race. My BQ Goal race is going to be the Newport Marathon on June 5th, so I have plenty of time to get ready.

We did get up to Central Oregon for the weekend and to Mt. Bachelor for a day of skiing - we all really needed to get away.

Check out these really cool giveaways, but please don't enter either of them as I want to win ;-):

Marcia has a cool KettleWorx giveaway
Tricia has a nifty Running Skirts giveaway

I know there are tons more giveaways, but I am so far behind in my blog reading that I know I have missed some.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend - the sun is shining in Portland!


  1. So sorry to hear about your loss!

    yes, the sun is shining--supposed to be a nice weekend--yay!

    We should plan a run date sometime. maybe on a day when you're going "easy" and I can do a tempo and we'd be pretty even.

  2. OMG I'm so sorry about your BIL. My sympathies to you and the rest of your family.

    Run more but slower. Where have I heard this before? Easier said than done.
    Thanks for the giveaway link!

  3. That is so sad about your brother-in-law. Hugs to you all.

    I hope you keep feeling stronger with you running and I hope you have a fun race this weekend! You have a beautiful family and your kids are all grown up, just like mine! Yeah!

  4. Hi Kathy,
    Welcome back! I am so sorry to hear about your family loss...I am thinking about you.

    I hope that your workouts continue to go well and that the sun keeps shining in Portland:) Kathy have a wonderful weekend!

  5. So sorry for your loss.

    I can't believe I mis-posted my muffin recipe. I revised it. The missing piece is 1/2 cup of walnuts. I think you could use pecans too.