Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Still Alive

Hey everyone,

it's been a couple weeks since the marathon. It feels like it's been even longer. i'm actually getting ansy to start running again, but i'm trying to stick to the needed "month" off after the marathon (day of rest per mile run). But here's some even crazier news... i'm contemplating running another marathon in October!!!! The Chicago Marathon. 40,000 runners. 1.5 million spectators..... wow. i've all but committed to running it with my friend Bob. We are looking into lodging - which is outrageous! we can't get within 2 miles of the start line for less than $200 a night. So we're looking into staying further out and driving or finding other transportation in. We would for sure visit Willow Creek church while we're there. Bpb has had the prviledge of going once and said we CAN'T go to Chicago and not go to Willow Creek.

I took Josie to the Dr. yesterday for two appointments. One was to have her fitted for a new foot brace. the other was more impromptu. it appears the skin over her left rod is thinning out as it's stretched and rubbing over the rod. if it gets too thin, she'll need some immediate intervention to prevent the skin from breaking open - exposing the rod and having to have it removed for risk of infection. He feels she's okay right now and will be conferring with a plastic surgeon about alternatives. Otherwise Josie is doing great.

Tracy left this morning for a conference in Salina, Kansas until Friday. I spent the day home with Taylor because he started with a fever last night and has had it all day today. so he'll be staying home tomorrow as well, but he'll be going to grandma's so i don't have to take another day off.

Cami is doing well, she is now officially an EIGHTH GRADER! geez. nuff said. but seriously, i am very proud of her. she has already experienced some of the personal drama that awaits her in the coming years. i pray she stays strong and believes in herself to not compromise her integrity in order to "fit in".

As for the fundraising. some monies continue to trickle in, which is great for sure. i am in the process of making a thank you card. i've got the picture for the card but i just need to find someone to make them so i don't have to print them all myself. so, i have not forgotten about your generosity. everyone who wrote a check and those i know that gave cash will get a thank you card. if you don't ever get one, please let me know (i'll let you know when i finally get them in the mail).

I guess that's it for now. Have a great evening. I'll let you know if the Dr. says anything about Taylor tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

hey shawn, glad yer considering the chicago race.
I miss chicago area. Went back in october for a short visit, but still odd being all the way down here in san antonio1
My brother said beware tho....WHOLE chicago area under major roads ( toll roads, expressways) construction. BIG fines for going over speed limit at all, and major delays getting out to the Willow Creek church area fro where you'll be staying. and yah- public trans in the chicgao area is relatively cheap and a good way to avoid high hotel costs.
keep us updated.
Josie is beautiful.
Jennie and Brianna

Bob Lane said...

Hey Shawn,

I was wondering 'bout that. My algebra teacher asked me if you planned on running another one. He said once you have ran one, you want to run another. Best wishes if that is what you decide to do.