Thursday, July 31, 2008
I went to the Dr. today to get a hernia checked. I need surgery to repair this. This really sucks. I had tears in my eyes as the Dr. was explaining this to me. He must of thought I was a real nut job. I think all of this stems from childbirth. I was reading these pamphlets and after I gave birth to all of my lovely 3, some things never went back to where there were suppose to go. That is also why I had another surgery before. Oh well...never said childbirth was easy. It was for me until now.
So I scheduled it as soon as possible. So in about 10 days or so, I will be on light duty. I still am so upset about this. I should say...great I can relax, but I really can't. I love to be on the move.
I can go back to running and working out in 3 weeks. But no core workouts for 2 months. Great...looks like Summer Shandy may go straight to my gut afterall. Until the night before surgery, I will be working out like a crazy person.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Cari and Pat( EC that is)
The Fearsome Foursome...watch out!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
We got to the ball park around 8:30 am...put on our timing chip, bib number, got the music ready, and waited to start the big race. It was about 2,500 people. There was a group of walkers, but mostly runners. Thank goodness I got a front row spot...a timing chip...however, no timing mat at the beginning...only the end...how goofy is that.
The girls are ready to go...Heidi, Cari, Tammy.
What a race...who is that guy to the right? He snuck in...
John, Tammy, Mr. Sausage, Pat (EC), Cari, Heidi
Great run bud...fishing tomorrow!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
It runs in the family.... (my mom always closes her eyes for pics)
She looks so sad in this picture.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Yesterday I went to my family doctor for a physical appointment. I get checked in by the nurse who asks me some basic questions...any concerns...anything new you want to discuss with the doctor? I decided I should be very honest and say yes....I've noticed I have this lump near my groin. For some reason I feel ashamed to say that...I think I may have a hernia. Now, you have to understand this year I've had a lot of things go wrong with me spite doing everything right for myself. I developed Plantar Fasciitis ( severe foot pain)...I got that under control and feel good about that. I pulled a muscle in my hip and thought I could have bursitis...I thought how can I possibly have anything else wrong...
So the doctor comes in (a woman) she is very nice, but very hard to understand. Very thick foreign accent...so I have to really pay close attention to what she is saying to me. She is asking me all kinds of questions...medical histories, etc. However, I felt this was the most embarrasing part...do you smoke? no...yuck do you drink alcohol? I answered yes...socially. How much is socially? How many drinks do you have? What do you drink? I felt like I was being drilled by my parents when I was 16 or something. I couldn't be that honest...and tell her my love for Summer Shandy... or gin and tonic...or a good wine bender now and again...so I lied just a little and said weekends and just a couple of beers. Phew...that is over.
She examines me...all good. She gets to looking at my legs and probally thinks I am being beat or something. I have war wounds all over my legs...burns from the campfire...rope burns from
my exercise class, shaved off a wart by mistake, and many others. She was making some weird sounds like...ooh..ummm...I can only imagine what she was thinking.
Now it is time to check the groin...I do have a hernia....omg what else can go wrong with me. She tells me I have to get it checked and get it removed. Another surgery...another recovery...time off exercise...that will drive me nuts!!! I will do something...can't sit still. Thank goodness it won't happen for a little while. I still have some 5k times I want to beat. Another thing...at least this time my ailgments don't end with an "is."
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
So, yesterday I went shopping (really to buy sheets), but I had to make a stop in the shoe department. I found the cutest shoes...I had to have them. They are a black peep toe with a really cute heel and some buckly looking straps on the front. Here they are....I just love them and can't wait to wear them to school.
Along with me loving shoes is my 6 year old daughter. Everytime we go shopping we have to stop in the shoe department. My husband thinks I've created a monster when it comes to her shopping habits. She always wants to look at shoes and usually will talk me into buying them. So, I took the opportunity to really see what I've created and OMG...it is crazy. Check it out.
A cute pair we bought yesterday. Cute wedge heel.
Fun flats. Hannah Montana brand from Target. So cute.
Ridiculous...I know. This isn't all of them either.
Emma wanted to pose for this. She loves her shoes.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Emma caught the first fish of the trip.
To small to keep... had to throw it back. It swallowed the hook.
It took a bit, but it got put back in the lake.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Exiting the transition area for the bike ride.
I am running in to the finish. I am in the white shirt
and pink shorts.
Tammy, Cari, and Tricia...we did it!!
For the love of Summer Shandy! Cheers!
Wow! What a weekend. It was so much fun getting ready for the Danskin Triathlon on Sunday. Saturday I went to the expo with my sister Tricia, my friend Cari, and our daughters.
The girls with their bag of goodies.
Getting marked for the event. I always think this looks so official and cool. We grabbed as much free stuff our bags could hold and even bought some fun stuff too.
We are ready for Sunday!
Friday, July 11, 2008
My husband is rejoicing because this is it...( or at least he thinks it is :) sorry honey...I am ADDICTED! He is a real understanding...since he sees me very minimally during my training season. Hopefully he has a Summer Shandy waiting for me at the finish line. Can't wait to share pictures of me (hopefully I don't look like I'm going to puke...just huge smiles).
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Alyssa waiting for the big fish. (Crazy canoe girl)
I wished I would of brought my camera on the canoe. It was a real trip in all sense of that word~ a trip. I was put in the canoe with my 11 year old daughter who really thinks she is almost adult like. She was a real motivator. She was out for blood that day (not the kind that mosquitoes want ). She wanted to be the first one to the Michigan border. We did finish first after her constant yelling at me on how to paddle a canoe. At one point I wanted to tip it just for fun. From what I understand it was a real comedy show.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Danskin triathlon July 2007...My best friend Cari and I.
I am running to the finish on June 28, 2008. I am way to the right.
My 3rd place medal.
I was very fooled...my wonderful husband, family, and best of friends gave me the best surprise party ever. I had no idea because it was 2 weeks after the fact. I was so surprised...I never saw it coming. It was a great party. I couldn't believe how many people actually were there. I am blessed to have such great people in my life. Thanks to everyone who made me see that 40 is just a number and it is all up hill from here.