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Focus Got Blurry There For a Few Hours

Friday, November 08, 2013

I'm not repetitive, I'm focused. Watermellen said so and she's really smart! Counting down, now less than 24 hours until my half marathon.

Last night, though, I had far more excitement than I expected. I have to say my focus got kind of blurry. I hadn't slept even four hours when hubby called out. Believe it or not he fell out of bed, hitting his eyebrow on the bedframe. Blood was all over everywhere. Direct pressure. Cleaning up. What a mess! And poor hubby. We tried for 45 minutes to get the wound to quit bleeding. No luck. So I drove him to a small hospital with an ER near us (Bartow Memorial for my local teammates). They stapled him and cleaned him up a bit. Besides the nasty wound, he has a big dark black eye. He got prescriptions for antibiotics and pain. We had to drive to a different town for an all night pharmacy (CVS on S FL Ave, Lakeland for locals) and wait. He is leaving this morning to drive to Tampa and fly to Tennessee to go to the Vols football game. He has tickets on the 40 yard line and he would have to be much worse injured to consider skipping this event. He didn't get much sleep, but he says he'll sleep on the plane and the shuttle.

I didn't get near enough sleep, and I'll try to figure out a way to get some sleep before tomorrow's half. I'm thrown off my routine, but it may not matter. We'll see.

The weather report keeps changing, but 24 hours out it is predicted to be 65 degrees and 84% humidity at the start and 70 degrees and 71% humidity at my anticipated end (fingers crossed for 2:30), partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. So that may be a touch warmer and a bit more humid than ideal, but pretty good for around here at this time of year.

And even though I haven't found the camera cable, thanks to MWWENSIN I located the camera card and downloaded from there. So here's a shot of my race shirt and number:

Hubby left just a couple minutes ago. And he didn't take any pain meds so he could drive to the airport. He said it didn't really hurt anyway. Thank heavens. He looks a mess but is undaunted. Good spirit. (Edit: I just realized that hubby got really hurt falling out of bed, but hardly scratched when he fell 10 feet off a ladder holding an electric saw last week. Some irony!)

OK. Now I need to focus again. Race minus 22 and a half hours - and counting!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DONNABRIGHT 11/12/2013 12:32PM

    So glad all is well after your night of emergency visits.

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 11/12/2013 10:27AM

    What a night you two had.

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AQUAGIRL08 11/10/2013 9:39PM


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MAUREENIE1 11/9/2013 12:20PM

    Sounds like you have already had a marthon of a different nature! Hope you do well.

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MSLZZY 11/9/2013 7:40AM

    Quite a scare! Time for a padded bedframe. Good luck today!

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_LINDA 11/9/2013 1:48AM

    Wow! Amazing what those falls can do! So glad it wasn't much worse and he could go to his game. That is astonishing irony compared to that previous near miss!!
Absolutely, you are the most focused person I have ever met. And that is what makes you a winner! Hopefully the sleep loss won't affect you, and that maybe you can get an early night tomorrow.
You are ready for this race!
You go girl!!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/8/2013 9:40PM

    Very good!

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IAMWINNING 11/8/2013 7:23PM

    Glad your DH wasn't even more seriously injured. Wow! Bad enough that he needed staples. Good luck to you.

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WATERMELLEN 11/8/2013 7:19PM

    That wasn't in your plans, for sure . . . so glad that it wasn't worse (and yup, some irony indeed).

Now -- back to the pre-race focus!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/8/2013 7:01PM

    Breathe, rest, and tomorrow... uncoil that spring with joy and victory! I look forward to the race report! emoticon

Oh, and a emoticon for your hubby. May his team win... that always heals the guys quicker! emoticon

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COASTAL6 11/8/2013 5:12PM

    I'll be praying for you and yes get some sleep! emoticon emoticon

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FROSTY99 11/8/2013 12:46PM

    Hope you get a nap in today so you are fresh and raring to go tomorrow.
We have a friend who has fallen out of bed twice in the past year and he too got a black eye but no deep cut. Hope your DH enjoys his special weekend and no bad effects from the fall.
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HAKAPES 11/8/2013 11:44AM

    Tell about the race when it's over!
I'm curious!

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BOOKAPHILE 11/8/2013 11:23AM

    What a night! I'm glad your DH is OK. I hope you can get some sleep to catch up today.

Watermellen IS really smart, and you ARE focused! Just enjoy your marathon. You've already done all the work of preparation.

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MNNICE 11/8/2013 11:05AM

    You were probably running that HM in your dreams and kicked him right out of bed for getting in front of you! emoticon Seriously, hope he will be okay and not have any lasting effects from the fall. Best of luck - I so admire you distance runners!

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NEW-CAZ 11/8/2013 10:52AM


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DIANNEMT 11/8/2013 10:45AM

    So glad hubby is okay and he'll enjoy the game. Hope YOU get a little extra sleep!! Save some adrenalin for the race!!

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TERI-RIFIC 11/8/2013 10:32AM

    we're with you in spirit. Have a great race, 3847

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THEVOW2013 11/8/2013 10:03AM

    Please be safe and I happy you are focused.
Get your husband to have a physical done and let his doctor know about all the falls...

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NATPLUMMER 11/8/2013 9:51AM


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GABY1948 11/8/2013 9:35AM

    emoticon It's COMING FAST! I am EXCITED FOR you!

I pray hubby doesn't have any lasting effects from here on! Can't wait for tomorrow! And Watermellon is right! Focused.

emoticon and prayers with you!

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TORTISE110 11/8/2013 9:28AM

    You will be back on track soon; so glad your DH is okay!

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JOYINKY 11/8/2013 9:24AM

    Man! Life is what happens when you're making other plans! You definitely ARE focused! Glad Hubby is OK. Have a great run tomorrow! emoticon

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    Positive thoughts and promise of great results. Enjoy the journey

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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/8/2013 8:56AM

    You can do this! Love your wallpaper!!!!!!

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HARROWJET 11/8/2013 8:46AM

    and the countdown is on. emoticon

Sorry about your husband. It is good that his fall was not more serious.

emoticon tomorrow

Judy emoticon

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WALLINMW 11/8/2013 8:31AM

  Stay motivated!

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