Thursday, March 11, 2010

Finally moving

If you guys don't have anything to do this weekend...... We're moving out of the house in Greenville all weekend long. Come on by! We'll put ya to work. The pods got delivered today. I'm headed back to Greenville tomorrow after work and we're going to load them up all day saturday and sunday. Oh the joys of moving.

I had to miss the 10k last weekend. Kelley was a bit overwhelmed with the packing, so I blew off the race and went back to SC to pack up all weekend. It was quite productive.

I finally did get my 10k on last night (wednesday). I walked for a few minutes to warm up, then set the treadmill at 6.7 speed and just left it there for 5.2 miles. Took the next .8 miles at 7.1 and the last .2 at 7.3 speeds for a total time of 56:02. Damnit Snail.... he's been goading me into a 55:xx 10k for weeks and now I miss it by only 2 seconds. Going to have to try again after the marathon.

Yes don't think I forgot. This weekend is moving, next weekend is the marathon. I don't have to go back to SC for the closing. So once we finish loading up the pods sunday it's go time. Last year I ran my first Oly Tri only 6 days before my first marathon. This year it's lifting heavy furniture and the emotional release of leaving our family home. Why can't I just have a calm the weekend before a marathon? Is lifting armoires really an appropriate taper activity?

We still have no place to go. Kelley and the kids will move around a bunch. I'll stay here with her dad in Raleigh. They'll be in raleigh next weekend for my marathon, and then taking off to the beach for 2 weeks. That's what the kids are focused on. Still we moved into that house with 2 pets and no kids, and we're moving out with 2 kids and no pets. Tough to see it go, it's going to be an emotional and scary weekend.

Have a great weekend! and if you don't come help me move out this weekend, at least try to get in a run will ya?

17 comments:

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Eeep, good luck with all the moving! That's on my agenda NEXT weekend!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Good luck w/ the move. That last bit about moving in with 2 pets and not kids & out w/ 2 kids and no pets is a great summation of all that has happened in that house. I am sure it will be bitter sweet.

Lisa said...

Good luck with the move.

GeorgiaSnail said...

You will break that mark in a race situation...gob job on getting the workouts in...you will certainly get your workout in this weekend!

Badgergirl said...

Good luck with the move! Just don't drop any furniture on your feet. That could be bad.

Carly said...

Good luck with the move. I can only imagine how emotional it will be. I will be a wreck moving out of our home because of the same reasons.

Remember....lift with the knees not the back...no moving injuries before your race.

Wes said...

never a dull moment! Stay safe out there and dont hurt yourself :-)

Alisa said...

You are one super busy dude!

Have a great move, remember to use your legs not your back.

Great time on that 10k too. I really need to do speedwork---how long have I been saying that?!?!

Jess said...

Good luck with the move CJ! I hope it all goes well and you can get everything packed up quickly and without too much effort!

The Enthusiast said...

Just remember to lift with the legs - or so this is what I hear people saying when I watch the men move the heavy stuff. :-D

teacherwoman said...

Wow! You're a busy man! Good luck with the move. If I were any closer, i would be there in a heartbeat!

Rachael said...

Good luck with the move! Don't work TOO hard :)

Jon Gilchrist said...

i hope U got some takers on that "put ya to work" bit - and good luck with the mary next week

joyRuN said...

Hope the move's going well, CJ.

I always hated moving.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Peachy Escargot sez "gob job" on the workouts! Hahahahaha! He just horked a loogie on your workouts, Cletus! And after he handed you yer @$$ in that race, too! Hahahahaha! Glad to see he was picking up the slack, d*ckishness-wise, while I was on hiatus.

Hope the move went well.

So you "used to like" Ian, huh?

That there's the kind of comment that pretty much ensures they'll never lift that ban on your being allowed to hang around playgrounds and elementary school yards, Cletus.

Colleen said...

Hope the move went well! Sounds like a crazy time in your household! :)

bmh said...

Sounds crazy busy. Nice that you still got your workouts in... we just moved and it was only across town I had skipped some of mine :)