April 13, 2009

Training, Family, Life

It is insane here.

I have family still in town.

I went in to work today to clean up some stuff and found out my boss has cancer.


I am helping to organize a Tea Party to be held on Wednesday. I got a call to help make the fliers. I'll be leaving work early to help and the boys and I will be making posters tomorrow night. It will be my first demonstration...

I signed up to be a Mentor for Team in Training. I'll not be fundraising. I'm a 'non-fundraising mentor' as I told them I cannot fundraise with the chronic injury I have.

I'm a bad risk.

So I'm going the non-fundraising route, and I'll be helping people on the team prepare for the Viriginia Beach Half Marathon. I'll be training with them, helping them fundraise, keeping tabs on their progress and being a cheerleader during the tough times.

I'm actually really really excited. Beyond excited. I'm attending various open houses throughout the north county in the next couple weeks to answer people's questions.

I've taking Team in Training to the next level... and I'm... just... thrilled. And better yet, I'm on the same team as Run! Paula! Run! and my coach from my marathon. The coach that did the entire thing with me... on the spur of the moment, never really training for it, will be the coach for VA Beach. (Did I tell that coach story?)

On May 9th, I start training for the 1/2 Marathon in Virginia Beach to be held on Labor Day weekend.

No trials and tribulations... if I am injured, I won't do it. Half marathons don't require the same level of training, so I don't anticipate all the issues, although I'm not stupid. There will be some.

Thirteen point one, Half the Distance, Double the Fun.

I'm excited...

Posted by Boudicca at April 13, 2009 09:42 PM

Cancer strikes again? This seems to be happening more frequently than lightning in Florida.

Posted by: Bob at April 13, 2009 09:58 PM

I'm excited too. Let's hear it for the snake eaters!

Posted by: Angus of Islay at April 13, 2009 10:12 PM

Bob- It is crazy, absolutely crazy. His is absolutely smoking related. This time it's throat cancer, one vocal chord. Outpatient, removes it on Friday, back to work next week, just a bit raspier than he was. But still... I'm worried for him.

Posted by: Bou at April 13, 2009 10:17 PM

I want to go to the Boston Tea Party but taking the girls downtown, on the subway, alone... Well, not gonna happen. So I'll just listen from the sidelines. I hope people take notice...

Posted by: Jody at April 14, 2009 06:27 AM

:( Same kind of cancer I had - I hope the procedure goes well for him...

And I don't know how you do it all, Bou! You have sooooo many irons in the fire!

Posted by: Richmond at April 14, 2009 11:36 AM

I wanted to do the Boston Tea party... but it's not gonna happen. I wanted to go take lots of pictures. *sigh* It would've been fun.

Unfortunately one of the guys I work with has been dealing with this mother's health problems, she just had surgery for cancer last Friday, and has had some major recovery setbacks requiring he be with her at the hospital all day every day.

I don't grudge him the time he's spending doing that, but it does mean I can't take the day off to do something like the tea party. *sigh*

Sending best wishes for your boss.

Posted by: Teresa at April 14, 2009 04:49 PM

I had to take a nap after I read your post. For cryin' out loud...you exhaust me just READING about your schedule!!

Just remember, if you need a break there's a guest room in SoCal with a comfy mattress......

Posted by: Tammi at April 15, 2009 05:09 AM