Thursday, December 9, 2010

Three Things Thursday!



1. My colleagues from Alaska are at this very moment diving back in Tracy Arm, on the second sampling "season" for our year long project. They'll be diving between the two red arrows right now, only it probably doesn't look quite like that right now, it's probably somewhat whiter, and colder! I had some good news this week - I managed to get funding from National Geographic to go back to Alaska on the March sampling season! I'm so excited about this, so i'm scrabbling to get diving things organized - tomorrow I do my diving medical (thought i'd better do that before the marathon!) which, being an asthmatic, i'm totally terrified about. It's $700 down the tube if I fail....and I don't get to dive in March either.....

2. Yowsers, is it really 3 days until 26.2 miles??? I got my number card in the post yesterday (my post is all screwy because of moving) and today i'll go and pick up my packet from the expo. I'm 6861 - i'll post details on how to follow me online etc. on Saturday. I say it again, Yowsers! This week it's been 4,3 and today 2 miles. Totally taper. It's probably not too good a sign that I found the 4 hard on tuesday....

3. Another Yowsers! I fly out of here in less than 2 weeks! I still have a bunch of crap to send, my frozen samples are somewhere in the ether right now (arrive in Maine today....they better!), and i'm starting to feel sad about things. I haven't been in the best mood this week, combo of just a TON of work, leaving, medicals...oh, and a really long day on Sunday!

3 comments:

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Good luck in your marathon! Do post about how we can follow you on race day. And, after you are settled, you really do need to consider doing SF in July!

BSA said...

I'll echo the SF run in July! Remember that our weather is usually quite chilly then, making it a bit easier--but there are those hills!

Rhian, good luck on Sunday, but more than that, good luck for the next few weeks. Be easy on yourself! We look forward to following you.

RGW said...

Would love to do SF - July could be tough, I just get back from the Antarctic in mid-June, not too much time to train......i'll definitely think about it though, i'm sorely tempted!