Friday, June 13, 2008

Too Long Gone, or Running, Running, Running...

Well, I have been AWOL for a long time. Sorry 'bout that. Everything is fine. In addition to adjusting to my life as a runner, work has gotten quite busy and the last thing I want to do when I get home at night is to log on to a computer again.

I suspect blogging will be hit and miss for the rest of the year. Weekend mornings (formerly prime blogging time) are spent running long distances and the afternoons are dedicated to chores (or recovering from running long distances) and the evenings are dedicated to eating and sleeping (and maybe knitting if I'm still functional). I will, however, try to update the blog whenever possible. We'll see how that goes. Based on my track record after returning from Belize, I'm not optimistic.

So, Belize. For a preview of some of our pictures, go here. I haven't updated the sailing blog either. Bad, bad Libran!

Yes, there has been knitting. I finished the Tibetan socks, except for the weaving in of the ends. I've reached the toe on the long-neglected Monkey socks. I'm somewhere in the middle of a simple shawl. Nope, no pictures yet. Yes, there will be pictures at some point.

The training has been going well. I'm increasing my mileage and completed a 23-mile trail run a couple of weeks ago. It was a blast! Then the heat and humidity hit us hard (it felt like we went from April straight to August), making running any distance miserable. Nonetheless, with 23 miles behind me, I think I'm well on my way to being able to complete the JFK 50 in November. Registration opens July 1 and that's when I've said I would commit. I'll be committing to a fall marathon as well, most likely Baltimore. Woo hoo!

I don't often participate in one of these, but it sounded like fun. I lifted it from Anne. Here goes:

Here are the rules:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into the mosaic maker (link below).

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

My results:

1. Road to Shagai, Teri, 2. Mal loves his broccoli, 3. Downy Woodpecker At Bethel, Muskoka, Ontario, 4. Blue ice cave at the Jostedalsbreen glacier, 5. Alton Brown, 6. Cosmopolitan, 7. 20061212-vs-6536, 8. molta cioccolata tapioca, 9. Old and wise, 10. Life, 11. Quiet*, 12. TLHS1

Use Mosaic Maker to make your own.

All for now...have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Hey Teri! So good to hear from you! Looks like your life is full right now, which is always a good thing!

Sheepish Annie said...

Good to hear from you! I'm so impressed with your running. I've said for years that I'd like to be a runner, but I just don't love it. I guess it makes more sense for me to do the things that appeal to me...but I keep thinking that running will someday work out. :)

Susan Wolcott said...

Teri: You came to mind today when someone said to me that there needs to be a yarn shop in Leesburg. The running sounds grueling, but it's so awesome how we can train our bodies to do something like that. I have another knitter friend that does the JFK--perhaps we should rally some knitters to support you! Too bad the run doesn't go through Funkstown. I'm celebrating my 5th anniversary on June 28 (a few days early as I have travel on June 5)--hope you can make it!

Take care and looking forward to catching up soon.


Erin-Thérèse said...


Very interesting idea, I don't know how my woodpecker came up for your high school? Must have been called Bethel?

Anyways, it was neat to find my picture here--my friend Ansley ( is really into knitting too!


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