Tuesday, June 21, 2005

On the road again ..

We are back in Knoxville, TN - planning to arrive home tonight. I guess I am ready to be home again. Tennesee has been the sight of some fierce sinus headaches. Prior to the interferon therapy, headaches were very rare for me and now it seems I am sensitive to even the slightest atmospheric changes.

Hmph ... CONFESSION: I am not enjoying the achey ears, eyeball sockets and nasal sinuses. I don't remember reading any of that as "side effects" but since everybody's reactions are individual... I guess this is mine.

For the most part, I am ready to be home and to start to establish a more normal routine again. I realized this morning that I have 12 & 16 weeks to the Army 10 Miler and the Marine Corps Marathon. It is time to get back to the office, hit the pool running (literally) and to start hitting the trail to see what pace my body will accept, probably some "Galloway" type of run/walk mix - which is fine because many folks have successfully crossed the finish line that way!

Jim and I are going to stop and "tame the dragon" on our way home. We are going to drive the infamous "Deal's Gap" - a road with 318 turns in 11 miles. Since it is our first trip with the BMW on the "Dragon's tail" we are not going to go fast (Thank Gosh!) but slowly enjoy the route. At least Jim will, I will probably have my eyes closed about 50% of the time!

Living STRONG and heading home!

3 comments:

Flatman said...

Woohoo! Back to training! I am so glad your lives are returning to normalcy. Get to work, kiddo!

GatorJamie said...

Holly, I'm in the ATM and MCM - let me know when you're ready from some sloooow runs.

And think of this: as long as I'm in a race with you, you'll never finish last. :)

nancytoby said...

Sounds like the Road to Hana in Maui!! Have fun! Any chance I could talk you into a bike leg at Chesapeakeman on Oct. 1st? OH, bah, that's A10 weekend. Otherwise I know you would!!