Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Much Better

Today was much better; thanks for all the concern about yesterday. It totally blew.

Today started with yoga before work. I went in feeling centered and ready to steamroll. I finished the day actually ahead of schedule instead of behind the 8 ball. It is amazing.

Also amazing was the 5 miles of speedwork I got in on the treadmill after work. And the fact that I left the gym at 6:30 and the sun was still up... priceless. That speedwork is the last run before the marathon on sunday. I'm as ready as I'm going to get. I will hit the bike some tomorrow night, and maybe a swim on thursday. But the next time I'm strapping up the Mizuno's will be race day. Marathon #2 here I come!

UPDATE:
Also in Much Better news, you might remember my dear loving friend Catherine. Her husband Adam (recurrence of leukemia) is finally well enough to accept a bone marrow transplant. It came from an international donor. 7 million donors in the US and 6 million internationally, and only 2 people matched him well enough. They took the best match, and he gets the stuff tomorrow. This is a terribly difficult procedure for him. Adam, Catherine and their family will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow. He will need all of the strength we can send his way.

If you have ever known someone who dealt with Leukemia or trained with TNT, you should check yourself out to see if you could be a match. Visit Be The Match to find a simple blood testing program near you. Adam's odds are typical - 2 in 13 million match. You could save a life.

Their new son is doing well. He's almost 2 months old now. Cute as a button too.

18 comments:

GeorgiaSnail said...

See, all you needed was some TITS...

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I didn't know you wore Mizunos! So do I! :)

So excited to see how this marathon turns out. i have a great feeling about it! I think you have a PR in you!!

Badgergirl said...

Glad to hear you had a good day of workouts. Can't wait to hear how the marathon goes!

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

So glad to hear your friend is doing better. That's great news!

Woohoo! Can't believe Marathon #2 is here already. You will rock it, you've been training hard!

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I am on the list for leukemia patients. Thanks for letting everyone know. It's one of the best things you can do for society.

Carly said...

Gah! I am glad you are having a better day than yesterday. I just went back and read your post from yesterday. That tops the craptastic list.

I am so glad to hear your friend is doing better and pray the bone marrow transplant is a success.

RockStarTri said...

Sorry for the rough patch you are going through. BTW: I've done 15 events w/TNT.

You are ready to rock the marathon!

teacherwoman said...

Glad to hear your tuesday was much better than monday!

13 million donors and only 2 close matches - that's crazy. I will be keeping them in my thoughts and prayers!

Leah said...

I had no idea about those kind of odds for leukemia. I'm glad to know, though cause you never know when it's going to be your family member ...

Wes said...

Leukemia definitely sucks, but they are making such great progress with it. I should go and get my blood tested. It's stooopid not to...

Rest up bro! Let's rock dis tang!!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Teh 'Bride is deathly afraid of needles and she's heard all the terror stories about how painful donating marrow is but, nonetheless, she's on the donor list.

I keep meaning to do that myself.

Best of luck to your friend's husband!

Good luck to you in the race, too!

For the Love of Sweet Baby Jebus, Cletus, start posting some of your usual puffed-up bluster, will you?! These sad stories are making it impossible for me to come here and mock you mercilessly.

I'm pert-near ready ta burst, as you hayseeds would say.

And what the hell does teh peachy escargot's comment mean? Is he willing to date you now that you've filled out a bit up top?

Retta said...

Good luck on #2!! Take lots of pics if you can. Work that marathon!

Definitely will keep your friend in my thoughts & prayers.

joyRuN said...

Good luck to Adam on his BMT. I worked on a BMT unit for a year - it's a tough process.

Good luck on your marathon!!!

@GP - you know plenty about TITS with Morrissey.

Tyger Lily said...

Yay for a good day! Very much deserved after your awful Monday!

Also, your friends will be in my prayers!

Good luck with marathon #2. KILL IT!!!

The Enthusiast said...

It's amazing what some morning yoga can do for the day! Marathon two - woohoo!

Jess said...

Great news about Catherine and her family! Thanks for the update.

I'm also loving the extra bit of daylight. It makes me a happier person in general.

Lily on the Road said...

CJ, holy schnittzzzz buddy, you have been going through hell and back...glad you are doing much better. YOu and the family will be under one roof soon enough...good news.

I'll be sending positive thoughts and prayers to your friends, Leukemia will not win this one.

Sun Runner said...

Keep rocking on with your bad self. :)