What’s that saying?
God doesn’t give you what you can’t handle.

Well, the big man upstairs (or whoever you believe in…just be a good person) is pushing the limits with two trips to the ER for my friend who was in a running accident and for my husband who was in a car accident. Details aside, I’m thankful everyone is ok from situations that could have been much worse.

A few lessons learned:

  • If you get a deep gash in your face and are rushed to ER, ask for a plastic surgeon to stitch you back up. It’s your FACE.
  • When it’s raining outside, hydroplaning is real. Fail to understand the risk involved and staples won’t just be office supplies — they’ll be in your head.
  • The best remedy is always laughter. ALWAYS.

Needless to say, training happened, then it didn’t happen and I can feel my heart literally aching with stress. Thankfully, getting out and training is the one thing that calms me back down and helps get my mind back on track.

I can’t even recall what it is that I did over the past week as all I’m focusing on is making sure that work projects are launched without a hitch and that residual concussions don’t suddenly appear.

But I will tell you this: go tell your family you love them. Go tell your friends you care for them. Go for a run and be thankful that you’re healthy and alive, because there’s nothing better than that.


I closed out week 3 with:

10 hours training:
5,500 yards swimming
66.1 miles cycling 
~23 miles running
30 minutes core and rolling

 Happy Running.

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16 Responses to LAKE STEVENS 70.3: WEEK 3

  1. Colleen says:

    Oh, Page, I’m so sorry. :( That is scary! But I’m so glad that it sounds like they are ok. I hope your friend and your husband recover quickly. Good thing we have running when things get stressful, right?

  2. Craig says:

    Wow. I hope your husband is OK. Amazing that you gave that advice about getting stitched up by a plastic surgeon because that happened to me one week after CIM. I went skiing and in a freak accident I lost a ski and fell head first into a fallen tree. Amazingly, nothing broken but the tree tried to rip my nose off. I drove home and went into urgent care in Walnut Creek. They had a plastic surgeon on staff and he came in and put about 24 stitches in my face. It’s healed up very well. There’s still some healing to do but most people say they can’t even tell I was so messed up. I hope your husband heals as well and as quickly.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about all the sad news that you’ve had to deal with. I hope everyone is okay!
    On another note, I’ve heard that the Lake Stevens Ironman is amazing! I live somewhat nearby-ish. Great work on the training, I hope that one day I’ll do an Ironman. I need to run a marathon which is on the schedule for this year, then I can move up into the bigger races!

  4. Cathryn says:

    So glad everyone is okay…how scary! Puts everything into perspective, doesn’t it!!

  5. Sorry to hear about the rough week. Crazy! I’ll keep the stitches idea in mind. It is your face, after all.

    Cute yorkie face!

  6. Oh no that sounds awful – hope everyone is ok and on the mend quickly.

  7. Alexia says:

    Yikes, Page. So sorry to hear about Chicken Face and your friend. Hope they are both making a full and speedy recovery. Sending healing thoughts to both of them and calming thoughts to you. xo

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