Saturday, July 04, 2009

Independence Day 5K

What a HOT week! I was so thankful for my rest day on Wednesday. Then on Thursday I was supposed to run another 3 miles. Faced with either the heat and sunshine of my neighborhood or the heat of my garage (treadmill), I opted for the garage. In hindsight I should have opted for the roads. It was just roasting hot in the garage (Isaac was in the house with Chasen). Yes, the door was up. I admit that I walked a bit during the final mile. I just didn't know if I could go on!

On Friday I got to walk 6 miles. Yay! I was tired afterward, but it was quite enjoyable. I did it on the roads as I listened to podcasts. What could be better?

Today I had a 3 mile walk on the docket (tomorrow is a 6 mile run - yikes!) I must get that 6 mile run done in the wee hours of the morning, so I knew that I must do my 3 mile walk early today. The weather is quite nice today (90 degrees and breezy) so Isaac and I did a joyous walk on the treadmill in the garage as Chasen went to help a friend move. I had a spring in my step! I even bumped it up to a full-on 5K since I skipped last night's Firecracker 5k (which I did last year at about 7 weeks pregnant!) So today's walk was dubbed "Independence Day 5k."

Then it got good. A friend from back home in Arkansas arrived to spend the day with us. Fast forward to after lunch: as I was cleaning up I flipped off the light switch in the dining room. I heard a noise as I was walking away. The light was flickering... the noise was still happening.. I looked in the direction of the noise (a dimmer switch on an adjacent wall) and saw SMOKE! Oh my! My friend was in the nursery playing with Isaac and Chasen was 'indisposed' in the locked bathroom. I practically banged the door down yelling "FIRE IN THE DINING ROOM!!!!!" My handy husband came flying out, assessed the situation, turned off the breaker as us ladies (and Isaac!) went out the front door for some fresh air, and proceeded the fix it in about 15 minutes. Wiring redone, switch replaced, problem solved, electricity back on.

Dang I married a good man!

7 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow glad to know you were both on your feet and thinking quickly. I'm so glad it wasn't worse and you are all safe. I hope you had a great 4th!!!

Tammy said...

Oops LOL I mean both thinking quickly on your feet hee hee.

Irish Blue said...

Thank God for handy hubbies!

Sounds like your running is going well. I don't know how you do it in the heat.

Petraruns said...

Dang you did! What a hero! And I'm well impressed with your running how did the 6 miles go?

lizzie lee said...

Quite nice today...90 degrees and breezy???

Independence Day. Great day to run free!!!

PLANET3RRY said...

See... us guys can be useful everynow and then. You know, when something heavy needs to be lifted or the house is on fire...

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh my, some firewords IN your house!! Glad everything turned out OK.

Good job getting 5K done on your own!