Friday, August 1, 2008

And the winner is …


But we must give Denise the credit. Since only three people left comments – sob! – and Mindy had already taken herself out of the running, Denise felt that wistfield – who loved the bag – should be the winner. How cool is that?

I’ll mail your bag to you, wistfield, as soon as you e-mail me the address where you’d like to have it sent.

When I logged on to my Blogger dashboard this morning, I was astonished to see this message:

I’d hate to see the Shrinking Knitter deleted, so I asked for a review. Apparently some spam-checking spider thinks the blog is spam, and a human will have to have a look at it. In the meantime, I’m going to check into one of those services that will print your blog in book form.

Yesterday’s tempo run was hard, hard, hard. I don’t run fast, ever. (I like to say I was built for comfort, not for speed. Heh.) But I understand that if I want to reach my goal of finishing the Richmond Half-Marathon in 2:30, I’m going to have to do some speedwork. I was supposed to do a one-mile warm-up, three miles at an 11:08 pace and a one-mile cooldown.

Here’s how my brain works: I figured if the first and last miles were at a 15-minute pace, the entire five miles should be done in 1:03:24. I did it in 1:02:47, but I surely didn’t do those middle three miles in 33:24. I had to alternate walking and running from the get-go. Which proves (to me, anyway) that I at least have the stamina and will to achieve the goal. Whether I have the legs to go the distance is the question.

Finally, I used to reserve Fridays for quotes over at SK. I’m not resurrecting the habit, but I did find a good one that seems appropriate to think about over the weekend … and for the rest of my life. Maybe you’ll find it thought-provoking as well.

When we are no longer able to change a situation —
we are challenged to change ourselves.

~ Victor E. Frankl

Enjoy your weekend.


  1. dGreat quote!

    Reading about your training always makes me want to try harder.

    Pretty cool, that Denise.

  2. Tempo runs are not my favorite. I do not like to be uncomfortable :) But it does show you what you are capable of. I'm just not sure I want to be uncomfortable to show that I'm capable!

  3. Holy cow! I never win anything--I'm so excited. :) Thanks, Denise.

    Tempo runs kill me, but I always feel so good about myself afterward.

  4. Maybe I'm missing something, but is there a link somewhere to email you, Debbi? Mine is wistfield at gmail. Hope the spambots don't see that. :)

  5. That bag was uber cool and I wish I had seen it so I could have left many comments!

    Blogger thought my other blog was spam at one point, but it all got cleared up.


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