7/19/13 7.4 miles in 1:15:55
SLOW today owing to a heat index over 100. Ugh! Makes me look forward to our upcoming trip to Heaven—otherwise known as Echo Bay, the Lake of the Woods, Northern Ontario, Canada—where the weather is currently mid-70s, dry, and sunny!
After seeing all the fun I’ve had in the past few years with training and racing, my husband Todd has started running! Hockey and cycling have always been his sports, but it turns out he’s a pretty quick runner, too! His tempo pace is a good minute faster than mine. He’s hoping to run in our town’s 5 mile Thanksgiving race. He promised to leave the marathons for me :)
During the heat wave this week I took the kids out for ice cream one afternoon. Jane had been feeling fine, but when we arrived at the Cold Stone Creamery, she threw up in the parking lot :( I’m not sure if it was the Gleevec or the hot weather, but we hurried inside to cool off and get a drink of water. She asked me, “If my tummy feels better now can I still get ice cream?” How could I say no? (She seemed better after that…)
I enlisted the kids' help with fundraising this afternoon. We folded, stuffed, sealed, stamped, and put return addresses on 270 envelopes in 1-1/2 hours! They didn't even ask for bribes! They did it, as Helen said to Jane, "to help find medicine for your cheek!" (It also helped that they were competing to see who could stuff the most...)