DSCROW's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DSCROW DSCROW's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Early morning but earlier off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764071 Today is my long day and I start early. I however get off at 5 pm! :) Whoo Hoo. I had adjusted my schedule so I could run on Thursday night practices for Woodstock practice. I have not fixed it yet and am considering NOT! 5 pm will be way too hot here in Alabama to run. I will either do the treadmill or walk in the cool of the evening. <BR> <BR> I got my steps in yesterday by taking a walk in the shade of the buildings. We had cloudy rain threatening (no rain however) weather. I d... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:50:08 EST Great Anniversary day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763388 Back to the main office grind today. Thankfully my first session is at 9 am and not 8 as the scheduled changed. I will still get there early but will have a moment breathing room prior to beginning the client schedule. I have new folks today so I will not just wear the jeans I was planning. Need to give a better first impression. I generally do jeans once or twice a month only. <BR> <BR> The weather is predicting a really hot day with stray pop up storms this afternoon. HOT, HOT, HOT... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:54:12 EST Rainy and loving it today...37 year wedding anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762702 We have really needed some rain and are having a steady downpour right now. While this means running inside, I can physically feel the relief the rain is brining to this hot Alabama landscape. The heat will return at the end of the week but at least the yard and plants in it are getting a badly needed drink from God. My solution is to wear my Keen water shoes today so if I have to walk through flooded parking lots it wont ruin my shoes :) <BR> <BR> I have been married 37 years today. I l... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:20:16 EST Great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762351 Today went great and I was afraid my first day back to work would be a bummer because of court. It was rescheduled, thank you very much. It was a busy day with phone messages, text messages and e-mail messages complete with clients showing up on time. I did walk 30 minutes after lunch which is a good thing as it rained this afternoon here putting the run today on hold. <BR> <BR> So I am home, have made dinner, and sitting down! Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:23:04 EST Rest day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761284 Surprisingly my horoscope which I don't ever read said. That I may be feeling strong but it may come off as aggressive. Well I don't listen to horoscopes but I do God. I had several indicators through the day that I was irritable and then I read this. So this morning I am submitting this to GOD. I pray that I continue to find the balance that God wants in my life. I have been really working out during this vacation and have had a really good time. Then I went right into cleaning up fro... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 08:35:17 EST Winding down to wind back up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760732 Today and tomorrow are my last days off for this vacation. I plan a run this morning and I think my husband and I will go out on the boat today. The laundry from vacation is all done and the suitcases put away. The house needs vacuumed and some floors mopped but I am not sure if I want to do this or not today. Tonight is evening prayer time and tomorrow a dinner after church to benefit another member dealing with health issues. I am making a grape salad, yum. Grapes, cream cheese, sour ... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:08:15 EST Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760106 Home again after 6 days away. It was so much fun to be on vacation but also so nice to come home and sleep in my own bed. It was very nice to love on and play with the dogs who of course were very happy to see us. We have two boxers and one dachound They "shelter in place" when we go away. They have a great fenced yard, dog room (utility room with doggie door of there own), automatic feeder and plenty of water. <BR> <BR> Running today at some point but also have to got to eye doctor and ... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:52:59 EST 23,000 steps and sore feet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759512 I ran yesterday 5.5 miles then we walked around outlets and the beach. Yes my feet were sore but I still run my 3 miles before traveling today. On the road we go home. We had the best time! I still am off till Sunday so some time to do laundry and recover! Counting my blessings. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:54:43 EST New beach new room better bed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758787 Yes we down graded from the premium room with umbrella and beach chairs to the economy room in a less expensive area. Surprisingly the economy room has a more comfortable bed! Oh what hardship to have to sit on a balcony but still see the beach across the road instead of right on it. I mean I still have an unimpeded view, it takes a few more steps to get there, and I carry my own chair and towel but I am still at the beach. Just a new one until Thursday when we make for home. What is to... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:39:04 EST Last day at this beach.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758189 This is my last day today to lay out in the sun. I just finished my three mile walk along the beach. I didn't over due because yesterday I ran 6 miles yes, I really ran 5 and walked the 6th to get back to the start. It was glorious and I was shocked and surprised that I could do this! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1391641635.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This afternoon is a travel time as it is the last day for my husbands workshop. We are going elsewhere not remaining... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:32:59 EST Beach walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757355 I really did stick close yesterday morning. It however was no hardship sitting on the balcony and watching the beach and waves. I had a lovely walk along the beach line yesterday with waves washing over my feet and the sun shining. 10,000 steps was not a problem! This morning the day greeted me favorably and I will head to the beach chairs later this morning. Good morning what a view! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1137915054.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am drinking... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:01:27 EST Something I ate? :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756791 So I was up in the middle of the night with digestive issues. Slept late and now instead of having my walk done I am still waiting to make sure I don't have to run back to the bathroom. What hardship to sit here on the balcony on a Sunday listening to my bible app and watching the calm ocean and folks slowly arriving to the beach. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1479218590.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank you Jesus. I may get a walk run intoday but if I don't well I ... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:34:08 EST What a nice morning at the beach! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756230 I woke up and went to the balcony for the morning light and sound of the ocean. I saw a lone runner on the beach and thought I am going to join them. I jump into my clothes and shoes get my watch ready and walk out through the sand. Well I am not a overly fussy person but I dong think I could run with all the sand I gathered in my shoes. How do they get out to the packed sand and run???? I walked back and after dumping my shoes and socks of sand and putting them back on I hit the walking... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 09:39:56 EST Recovering and ready for day one of Ten days off!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755570 I felt better as the day moved forward. I had Tylenol this morning and my husband worked the shoulder and popped it releasing the impingement. It's still tender but will work itself out with a little loving care. I got through at 2 pm yesterday and went to hairdresser to get a trim and color touch up before we leave this morning. I am packed and had a good night sleep and now need to pack the cooler and the car to be done. <BR> <BR> I am downloading a book to read during the ride. Chi... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 07:48:51 EST Did I get beat during the night????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754911 Man I hurt this morning. I didn't expect it as I made it though the long work day yesterday feeling pretty good. I however must of really slept hard on my recovering shoulder that hurt like the dickens this morning. I had trouble just walking at first and standing upright as well! Thanking God I have an occupational therapist husband and, despite the tears while he worked on it, he got my shoulder moving again and it popped releasing the impinged nerve. I don't ask for his help with it o... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 08:17:30 EST 2nd cooler? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754153 I am working from 8 am until 7 pm today so I have extra food packed in my lunch box. two snacks and protein lunch. Where do I put my drinks??? Well fortunately we have a fridge so I wont have to take a second cooler but would have except for this. I will just put them in the fridge when I get there. I plan a shake for dinner as it will be close to 8 pm when I get home. Too late for something heavy yet I will need nutrition, its a plus because I like them. An ice cold shake after a busy... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 07:46:34 EST Nails and toes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753668 Well I get to go have my nails and toes done today getting ready for the beach! Yes, I got my billing collated and turned in the first batch. Today is the second and tomorrow the grand finally done before I leave town. I am working a long day tomorrow and early Thursday but at 2pm I am done. Off to get my hair trimmed and colored before we leave Friday for 10 full days off! Me and the hubby down to the beach, sun, fun, good food. I started packing with my work out clothes being gathered... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 13:48:08 EST Paperwork again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752725 This time it is this months billing is done including all the progress notes (1/2 of which I did when I was behind last month) are done! Billing statements completed. Just copy and sorting and mailing left to do. This took 7 hours on Sunday and I wasn't behind! It however is done and will not hang over me the rest of the month like I allowed last month! Thank you Jesus. We leave this Friday for my hubby's workshop but can finish packing Friday morning as we can't check in until close ... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 08:12:18 EST Day After http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752129 Nancy Jean - Daizy is in the orange and Lynette to her right looking at the picture. <BR> <BR> It's the day after and I am still feeling great. My energy crashed around 8 pm last night in my chair. I got up and got my bath and was I bed by 9 pm and slept till 5:30 am. I am hard at work getting this months billing done on time! I will break for Sunday School and Worship service and then get back on this afterward. We leave for the beach this next Friday and I want this all turned in b... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 09:03:21 EST Woodstock 5 K race day! 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751697 It's the big day and I did GREAT breaking my record by almost 5 minutes! I ran 40.23 minutes and last year was at 45.38 minutes! This is todays before race photo! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1164428205.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is last years! I can really tell how I have continued to lose weight and get healthier! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l557950282.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lynette, Daizy and I after the race! <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 13:26:08 EST Awake too early :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750837 I am taking advantage of awaking early. I think I just got hot and woke up early but otherwise had a good nights sleep. I walked the 5k course with my friend Daizy who will run for the first time Saturday. I didn't want to overdo and have myself hurt or overtired for the big race. We have to pick up bibs today and the race is on this Saturday. I am excited but don't think that's what woke me. <BR> <BR> Stressful day thrusday because of court orders and case stuff so I was glad for the ... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 06:10:33 EST Wondering where people wearing size 2 shop? and Auto Service http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750192 Grrrrrr... I hate to have to take my car back this week for another rotate and balance. It drove like butter after last weeks service. Then while riding down the road my we heard the road my husband heard the thunk thunk and said I think a tire just threw a weight. NOOOOO! but yes. My ride like butter is all bumpy and full of rattles again. So I am heading back today to leave the car to get fixed. Thank you life time rotation, balance, and alignment. It has been worth it already. <BR>... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:12:51 EST Eight hours sleep :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749461 I am very glad to catch up on sleep last night. No tummy problems, YEAH! I am rested and glad to be because I have a long day today for a Wednesday. Generally it's Thursday's that I have these days. Tomorrow will be easier actually this week. So I am checking in then I off and going. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day! Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:55:26 EST Oh my gosh what did I eat??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749099 Last night at 2:30 am my stomach was cramping so badly that I was literally moaning in my sleep. The cramps and moaning woke me up. Well off to the bathroom. TMI I had to go but it was normal and included the cramping. Back in bed for thirty minutes to be awakened again! Back to bathroom with very loose this time. OH, what did I eat yesterday. I can't find anything abnormal that would do this in my food plan yesterday. Everything has been fine today. I sure hope this is not the same... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:29:42 EST Nice Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748042 I was finally glad to sit down yesterday and rest. That however didn't happen until about 5 pm. Fortunately I had gone ahead and cooked our evening meal and cleaned up the kitchen so when I rested I could really rest. We went back in and ate around 6 pm with little muss and fuss. <BR> <BR> I started the day with that 2 mile run/walk I clocked before church and then we had a wonderful worship service. <BR> <BR> After Church we came home and donated two TV's to a family. I have been try... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:37:05 EST My First Garmin Run! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747396 I got my Garmin Forerunner 220 Watch yesterday in the mail. Charged it up and took it for the first two mile run this morning. This is usually a rest day and I ran hard yesterday and need to rest but I could not wait to log my first run!!!! So it is shorter and slower but it is logged in and I am doing it!!! Yea! I was reminiscing about this with my husband today. I started the journey with Fit Bit in June 1, 2013 so I have kept the fit bit habit for a year and two months right now. Oh... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:10:02 EST Got my Run on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746908 Ran in the third annual Rembrance run preparing for the big 5K next week which is a sanctioned race Woodstock 5K. I am stoked because I did my personal best time beating last years time which was my personal timed best! Today I ran 42.28 5K. No I am no speed demon but I am running and improving! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1558656155.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1722663955.jpg"> <BR> Yep that's me in pink with the ... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:47:28 EST Run whipped my butt yesterday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746201 I was sore from this run practice. Back and hip and legs. I however hydrated, had a banana 30 minutes before the run, took Tylenol last night, and slept great. I am feeling recovered this morning. This will still be a rest day for me because I plan to run tomorrow am. Today I will walk and focus just on steps. Still waiting on my Garmin running watch order and tracking it on it's travels. It does not appear that I will have it before Saturday <em>39</em> <BR> Looking forward to a n... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:13:48 EST Waiting excitedly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745963 I can track my Garmin Forerunner 220 order and see that it's moving west...I thought I lived in the south. Oh, well it seems to be taking a US tour of it's own before it gets to me. It is a GPS watch and I searched an comparisons and talked to people who own different Garmin's to decide on this one. Most people with the 10 were happy but wished they had spent the extra to get the one with better GPS lock on and longer battery. In am not where I will need this long battery yet but hope to ... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:39:21 EST Excited Anticipation :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744710 I ordered my Garmin Forerunner 220 watch yesterday. I already got shipping confirmation and a tracking number :). I am anticipating delivery this week. I am excited. I will still have to get a charge on it! I hope to use it Saturday for Woodstock practice but don't know if I will have it in time. <BR> <BR> I got my steps in yesterday walking. I was able to walk 2.5 miles before work and the last .5 I needed for my steps after work. I ran out of time in the morning. I plan to run Th... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:18:23 EST Up and going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744016 Feeling convicted by the sermon this week on happiness. Some of the scriptures that went along with the message were. Philippians 4:6-7, 2 Peter 1-3, Matthew 11:28-30, Psalms 4:8, <BR> 1Timothy 4:8. To name a few. More to come :) <BR> <BR> Praying for the person on my left and the one on my right has been a blessing. Meaning pick someone you don't normally pray for someone not on your prayer list. You know other that the list where folks having serious problems are. Pray for them too.... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:24:18 EST Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743218 Pastor preached on Happiness comparing the science and biblical support for happiness. I wish I had got all the scriptures but it's something I will research further in my own bible study. Any how the steps were 1- Laughter, 2-Listening to music (uplifting spiritual music) 3- Diet 4-Friendship and Fellowship 5- Prayer and meditation 6- Sleep 7- exercise. It was a great service! <BR> <BR> I took a rest day today and didn't grind on the progress notes. I have a three hour break today, and ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:57:04 EST Rejoice God is good all the time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742616 Just taking time to give thanks. We had a wonderful prayer circle last night and we were mixed up standing in this circle and challenged to pray for the new person standing to our left and right. We have those on our prayer list we standardly pray for but just because other members or our church don't have a traumatic illness or need, we each still need prayer. So today I have scrolled down and prayed for those in my comments. Just taking time to lift you up and pray God gives you the des... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:59:13 EST Making progress on the progress notes :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742262 Ok, I'm not done but have had a self imposed Time out all day. I went to work and nailed some progress notes. Right now I have three counties done. I have two more people single cases in two more counties to catch up still. I also have a letter that needs to be completed before Monday 8 am. I however have really accomplished a great deal today. Major amount of work done and all the clients I did notes for up to today. Thank You Jesus. <BR> <BR> I got up this morning and did my 5 k p... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:44:09 EST My brain hurt and I had a good run! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741310 Dang what a day yesterday! It started with a child I had seen throwing a tantrum in the parking lot....I then got behind all day. I never caught up with all the phone calls because of dealing with unhappy people. No not depressed but not satisfied I want my way kind of people....Bringing to mind 1Kings3:25 "And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other." except no one is stepping up to say I want what is best for the child not for me. I ... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:31:31 EST 1600 lifetime miles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740566 Ok I have to get my map out and figure out what destination having 1600 lifetime miles recorded as of today! I could have virtual travel to and plan a new vacation. Last year I made it to the virtual beach so there I traveled for vacation! Planning my next destination...Whoo HOO! Gotta get out of the house early so I will again be quick. <BR> <BR> Work Early, Full Day, No break before 5 K run, quick change and travel 5 blocks, 5 k run, home and then I am just gonna crash. Jammies and t... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:52:44 EST Full day but regular hours http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739882 I didn't work on notes last night I was tired. I am still playing catch up and will get this done! There was more than I thought. <BR> <BR> Todays weather should be really nice for a lunch time walk and for the 5 k practice tomorrow. I managed to get all my steps yesterday :). Ok gotta get up and at it! Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:01:49 EST Still typing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739559 I use a notebook to hand write notes and then have to type a note each month for certain clients. One counties billing turned in working on the next. Jesh, why did I do this to myself! Anyhow, I am making progress. <BR> <BR> I got a 45 minute walk in overcast breezy weather threatening rain but had none. Man it was nice! Got my steps in with that walk and just trying to get up and make a lap around the office halls between sessions. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:08:50 EST Bills printed now to get progress notes done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738461 Why did I let myself get so behind this month. There was a time I would not go home each week till these were done and be ready to bill. I can whip them out but this month they are already late. I need to start on July as soon as I finish Junes. Oh well, such is life, I am getting it done. I still have that headache hanging on the edges of my awareness. I am working on it. Today is hot, hot, hot, and humid here. I need to do paperwork instead of walk but need to walk to lower the str... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:15:07 EST Better today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738016 So this morning I wrote a one page note to my husband and cried as I wrote it. He came in before I was done. I didn't think it would make me cry but the release was also helpful. He asked what was wrong and I told him I'm writing it and he waited. I left the room and let him read it and he got his shower. We talked after and he had foot in mouth syndrome because he doesn't like the jersey fabric. He said when I came in wearing it he thought WOW! but he didn't really say that to me. He... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:10:33 EST What a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737471 My husband hurt my feelings. Just a few words. That's all it takes when it's someone who you value the opinion of. <BR> <BR> I awoke early and watched the moon set and the day break over the lake. I took pictures but well maybe another time. I got dressed and ran a 5 k Woodstock practice and improved my time. to 42.12 min from 34.58 I am pretty sure last year. (I had fun pictures form this with two girls I went with). Got home showered and put on a aqua tank sundress. I thought looke... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:25:54 EST Stoked on my mile split time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736516 OK I am slow but WHOO HOO! I am stoked. I made my best time split ever at the 5 k practice yesterday evening. I am feeling better from the sinus infection despite still being on the antibiotic and the weather was great. It was sunny and comfortably warm, not sweltering and humid. <BR> <BR> My one mile split for the run was 13.38 per mile! Yes, I know it's still pretty slow from the likes of where I finished compared to this group of runners but I am not running against them, I run agains... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:44:41 EST Second Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735868 This is the second Thursday of the month which means it's group night and a really long day. I will leave at 8:30 am and get home about 9:00 pm. I am thankful it is only once a month. I will still practice run tonight as my Co worker will handle things till I arrive at 7:00. So from 5:30 to 6:30 I will run, quick change back into a blue jean skirt and make it to group! <BR> <BR> Really glad not to miss this practice run :) Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:15:24 EST falling behind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735159 I have fallen behind on my strength training and on my office paperwork this past week. One because of resting my shoulder and glute and the other because I just didn't feel well with these sinus issues and headache's. I am better now. My first push must be the paperwork because it's how I get paid. I am also feeling well enough to get my strength training back on track by the weekend. Hope so! <BR> <BR> Gotta go lots to catch up today! Wed, 9 Jul 2014 08:43:39 EST Glad I didnt wait http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734369 Feeling better already. A shot of steroids to reduce the swelling in the sinus and antibiotic for the bacterial infection. I feel up to running today right now but know I am still healing and will see how I really am feeling later. I know I will walk and get my steps in! I slept great despite the steroid they said would keep me up but being able to breathe, a little exhausted from the weekend and infection, and regular sleep med and I slept like a baby and awoke rested and not hung over w... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 08:27:57 EST Sinus' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733572 Well it is getting worse and I guess it has now becoming an infection too. My right sinus is the passage more open but not right now. It's now closed up and the drainage thick. Oh well I am not going to wait till it's worse and will call the doc today. My experience is treat the sinus infection and don't then get streph throat. I know I don't want that! So the week begins with my calling the doc this morning and trying to get an appointment. <BR> <BR> It's going to be warmer today and... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 07:35:12 EST Busy Weekend :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732996 We had a great time with family. Sadly 3 of my guests were stugeling with sinus issues. I felt fortunate that my bout with sinus is not as bad. I still don't think I have infection just swollen nasal passages. The c-pap is still really helping and my head aches have stopped. One had larengitis, one a bad ear ache, the other infected left sinus. All on medications. I thanked God for the mild symptoms passed out Tylonol, made comfortable one in a back bedroom to rest with a fan in the da... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 09:41:26 EST 4th family celebration on the 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732753 Yesterday my husband and I spent much of the time on the boat and got a little too much sun. It was cool and breezy and what a great day. The result ... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l199009627.jpg"> <BR> yep that's me with a red nose. A lot of sunscreen for today and a little powder and much better! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l605336776.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our selfie... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1824474126.... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:26:59 EST low fit bit battery...steps recorded still! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731749 I am happy to report that my fit bit battery which told me by 9 am yesterday it's battery was low, by conserving energy and not giving me a read out just a battery symbol, continued to record all my steps! I feared having lost my steps for my 5 k practice. I plugged it in to charge as soon as I got home as it still showed the battery symbol and wasn't just dead yet. Hooray! Happy Dance! it still recorded those steps! So do not despair if this happens to you. It is not dead yet just must... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 07:02:52 EST better rested better run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731572 I am better rested today and as a result my run this evening went better. My time was not significantly better but improved. I am good tired from running practice 5 K today. I ran with my friend and her daughter. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l628438214.jpg"> <BR> Emily, Daizy and I <BR> <BR> Glad to be off tomorrow :) <BR> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 22:33:11 EST