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Day 300-something: Life's been a little difficult lately

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy Lunchtime, Sparklers.

I'm sorry I've been MIA for about two weeks now. Things, have been, well difficult.

First and foremost last Thursday I went and got my hip fixed. She did such a good job that I went out and ran nine miles. It felt really good until miles 5 and 7. I stopped and stretched then, and my mile-pace after stretching was actually faster than when I started!

My weight and food and emotional health has been all over the place, though. My dad was admitted to the hospital last Sunday for difficulty breathing. He stayed there for almost a week and then came home for two days. During those two days he was so exhausted that we literally couldn't get him out of bed to do the things he was supposed to. So, he had to go back again. He's old. His cold turned into Pneumonia. He's been in the hospital since Monday. They're talking about sending him home again tomorrow. I hope, thist ime, he comes home rested.

So, During those two weeks I lost three pounds - as Dad's health has started to improve they've returned. It's okay, I'd rather have my dad feeling better than weigh 182.

I'm trying to focus on getting my calories back down where they should be. I can't justify snacking every day on a snickers bar, that's for sure.

In other news, I have the Boston Trail Half Marathon this weekend. Our Western PA Boston considers itself a sister city of the bigger one - so this half is going to have special significance given recent events.

I hope that all of you have been doing well - looking forward to catching up on your blogs!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REFFIE1 4/19/2013 11:01AM

    Hope your dad feels better. I have osteoarthritis in my right hip so I can imagine how much better you must feel! Good luck in the half trail marathon! emoticon

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JAHINTZY 4/18/2013 3:50PM

    Glad to hear your hip has been fixed! I hope your Dad will make a smoother recovery now, I definitely understand the snickers snacks - maybe a return to real food will help things feel a little more normal again too :) Have fun on the trail! (I did not know there was a Boston out in western PA)

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OLIVIANIGHT 4/18/2013 2:37PM

    I'm sorry about your Dad, hope he gets all better soon.
It's very hard not to use it as an excuse to stuff your face, isn't it. I ate all kinds of stuff when my Nan was in hospital that I normally wouldn't go near. At least we can get back on track again : )

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GRACEOMALLEY 4/18/2013 2:00PM

    Pleased to hear your hip feels better, sad to hear about your dad. I'll send out lots of prayers and good vibes and positivity for him and for you. Just keep doing the best you can pull together and never give up on you.

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CCBULLDOG 4/18/2013 12:55PM

    Prayers for your dad. Hope you're holding up okay. It's so hard to stay on track while someone is sick. Glad to hear your hip is feeling better. Take care of yourself! emoticon

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