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48 hours of misery yields to 1 minute revelation

Friday, April 09, 2010      13 comments

I not a huge proponent of whining. While I think it has its place every now and again as a means of venting, too much of it is a sure way to drive people away. So I'll be brief - I just endured 48 hours of chronic pain that even Vicodin wouldn't... Read more

4 weeks post-op

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      11 comments

Today marks the 1 month mark since my foot surgery; since its 1:35 in the morning, obviously I'm not sleeping much yet but I do feel a lot better than I did 2-3 weeks ago. I got my 3rd cast on yesterday and it is the best one so far, at least as... Read more

Post-op Phase 1 completed... On to Phase 2

Monday, March 29, 2010      17 comments

Today is the 17th day after my surgery, significant because it was my first post-op visit to the Doctors. My monster cast came off today and was replaced by a much smaller, albeit tighter, cast. My daughter drove me to the appointment and helped... Read more

2 Weeks Post-Op

Thursday, March 25, 2010      20 comments

Most everyone I know here on SP already knows that I have had my surgery. I've even posted graphic pics on FB, inspired in part by LIGHTNINGRUNNER's blogs and pics about her surgery. I've just been a bit slow at writing this blog, wondering whet... Read more

Letting go; lessons I've learned on SparkPeople

Wednesday, March 10, 2010      13 comments

This week has been one of the more stressful weeks in a month of stressful weeks. I don't want to have a pity party of one, but sometimes life is complicated and sometimes its simple and joyous, and lately I've had a lot of the former and far le... Read more

My first Triathlon - Lessons my Mother never taught me

Sunday, February 28, 2010      20 comments

1. If you wake up at 4;45 a.m. the morning of your first triathlon because it is raining so hard that the windows are rattling, maybe you should just go back to sleep. 2. If you wait until race day to sign up and they post on the internet t... Read more

Surgery in my future? (Part III)

Thursday, February 11, 2010      18 comments

Just an update: I officially have a frayed peroneal tendon and synovitis. Translation: I'm not a cripple, but the pain will only get worse if I don't do something about it. I have struggled with multiple medical opinions about what co... Read more

Sparkfest Surf City and my joy at Competition

Thursday, February 11, 2010      8 comments

Exactly one week ago I was on my way to LAX to pick up a Spark friend from the East Coast, one of 4 flying in for the weekend. A bunch of us had been on a team together all last year (some of them were actually on it since 2008) and we had becom... Read more

Rock 'n Roll AZ and Sparkfest* PHX-2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010      23 comments

[*Thanks to my dear friend SORGIN for coining the phrase "Sparkfest" to describe an informal gathering of SparkFriends, particularly when centered around an athletic event.] This past Sunday I ran my 3rd marathon, my first without any race... Read more

My Sparkversary - a focus on the good!

Monday, January 11, 2010      13 comments

One year ago I joined Spark People. I had joined a weight loss challenge at my gym and was looking for a way to track my food without writing the same thing down over and over again. An internet search for online food trackers brought me here, a... Read more

Surgery in my future? (Part II)

Thursday, January 07, 2010      13 comments

After many calls to the Doctor's office, many messages left, I finally got a call back today. It seems they wrote my number down wrong, and have been calling without being able to reach me (hello? Don't you check the patient's file when that hap... Read more

Surgery in my future?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009      18 comments

I went to the ortho today, a new guy who specializes in ankles. He came highly recommended by a number of different sources and I was anxious to see what he could do for me. Let me back up a bit here... I was born with club feet, my left mo... Read more

Must be something in the air...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009      7 comments

Sunday morning I set out to run 20 miles. A year ago that would've been no big deal, but just last week I wrote that I had the worst 5 mile run of my life... so I truly had no idea what this day would bring. I went to bed late Saturday nigh... Read more

Who knew I'm a Cougar?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009      17 comments

I don't know whether to be flattered or insulted, but I was called a Cougar Friday night. I was in Vegas with my friend and 2 of her friends from HS. The three of them are in their mid-thirties, which doesn't make me quite old enough to be their... Read more

Lessons in Patience and Humility

Monday, November 23, 2009      12 comments

Six months ago I was writing a blog about how easy my 18 mile run was - Just another Sunday Run Day - and I was on top of the world and confident in my new running successes. I had a series of really good HM races, each one faster than the one b... Read more


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