a Bri Gaal's Blog: Up Next: Lake Norman Sprint

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Up Next: Lake Norman Sprint

This weekend Marty and I will be racing at Lake Norman, part of the NCTS. Lake Norman is a large lake near Charlotte, and this particular race takes place right near Davidson College. It’s just a sprint, but everyone knows how much I enjoy those! We did this race two years ago and two things have stuck in my memory:

1) a very hilly and hot run
2) a fantastic post race spread of food

I weighed the pros and cons of racing at Age Group Nationals this weekend, but staying local and trying to get more points towards the series, plus the fun factor of it all made this race win out. The competition won’t be anything like I would’ve gotten in Alabama, but our checkbook will thank us.

Tassie Update
Some of you may remember that Tassie has a heart problem (valve prolapse that causes enlargement and the lining to thin) and that she’s on blood pressure medication for it. Her checkup today was good and the vet said her heart sounds the same which should mean that it hasn’t gotten any worse. It definitely hasn’t curbed any of her activities and hopefully never will. You cannot believe how excited this dog gets when we put on our running clothes, I wish I got that excited to run!

She has also updated her blog.

6 Comments:

At August 19, 2009 11:24 AM , Blogger Beth said...

Good luck this weekend!!! Lake Norman is so pretty. Oscar's father went to Davidson so we've been down that way a couple times. I love it there!! Anyway -have fun and kick some butt as I'm sure you will!

And it's great to hear that Tassie is doing well. Roxy tries to bring toys into bed too. (yes, I read Tassie's blog :)

 
At August 19, 2009 11:39 AM , Blogger Rebecca DeWire said...

I am glad to hear that Tassie is doing well. Good luck this weekend!

 
At August 19, 2009 12:32 PM , Blogger Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Have a blast this weekend! I know you guys still have to drive a bit...but racing local is GREAT! And yes, the checkbook will be MUCH happier! Good luck.

That's awesome news about Tassie - just great! :)

 
At August 19, 2009 8:22 PM , Blogger Angela said...

Yeah Tassie.

Wish we could be there to see you all race but we've got a packed weekend. Maybe we'll have some stories to trade.

 
At August 20, 2009 8:05 PM , Blogger Maijaleena said...

Good to hear about Tassie! Frito always brings his toys in the bed.

Good luck this weekend. I'm sure Lake Norman will still be plenty competitive!

 
At August 20, 2009 9:52 PM , Blogger Angela and David Kidd said...

Good luck this weekend!

Glad Tassie is okay. I want a dog that likes to run!

 

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