Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Emotional High....

I DID IT!!!!

What can I say, 4 1/2 months of training and a purpose for this race left me on an emotional high when the race came to an end.

....and of course my little cheerleader was there~~

(funny, one of my running partners here in Roanoke found me after the race because of Rudy -- She saw him before she saw me!!)

The morning started off VERY frosty & cold, I was up at 4am to start my day...yoga, breakfast...and lots of coffee!! Thank goodness there were LOTS of port-a-potties available! I met up with the Donate for Life team for our team picture.

You can't see (of course, I'm behind everyone...check on the right side) but I was wearing my "I'm Running In Honor Of..." banner on my back.

Though I was very nervous, time flew by...before I knew it -- it was 7:40 and my starting corral was off. Now back in June when I started this journey I estimated I could possibly finish in 2:30, as I trained I had it in my head that I could possible do better than that. So I set a mental goal of hitting 2:20 for my finish time...

Of course, I kept my uncle close in thought the whole race long but as I turned onto Cary St headed for the finish I started to get emotional...the tears were unstoppable, even though I kept telling myself that there were cameras taking pictures...(I kept saying to myself) SMILE DAMMIT SMILE!! I guess it was a good thing I was sweating so bad, the tears can be mistaken for sweat! You can check out my "Official Pictures" here! There's even a video.

OH....my finish time? I finished in 2:19!!!!!!!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

A Day Late and a Dollar Short?

....Behind the times? or Timeless??

So, 2 years ago Starbucks had THE Christmas wreath after a knitters heart...I wanted to make it last year---didn't get it finished---SO, I finished it today!

drum roll please.....

I'm doing my best to get into the Christmas spirit...nothing seems to be working right now.

I have so much catching up to do, I promise I'll get pictures from my half marathon and the Drumstick Dash, along with pictures from my Thanksgiving trip to Pittsburgh to see my Uncle.

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


A running I will go...a running I will go...

Well, for most of you by the time you read this I'll have finished my race. I've trained hard and I WILL win today...
In my mind I will win simply by finishing the race, no matter what my time is!!

Title confusing you? Well, it's a greek word used to describe a half marathon...an I think it's SO cool--oh, and it's a community in Greece. But it's such a cool word!

I'm running a "Pikermi"!! Pikermi~Pikermi~Pikermi~Pikermi~Pikermi~Pikermi
Sorry...it just rolls off the tongue!

I'll have pics later.

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Keeps you Runnin'

Please keep my Uncle in your prayers....he's been moved to ICU yet once again.

I have this on my MP3 player for the race tomorrow, one of his favorite bands!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day

I LOVE this song...John McDermott (same fella who sings one of my favorite Christmas songs--Christmas in the Trenches)

Salute to all our Servicewomen & Servicemen!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!