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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I just have to say how much I love sparkpeople. I type one little status update about getting sick and the support and genuine care comes pouring in. Thank you sparkfriends. I am overwhelmed and touched by how much a website can mean to me. So here is my generic "Thank you" to the many friends that are important in my life .

And here's the history & update:
I had recurrent mastitis with my daughter and it was a huge factor that held me back from getting back into prepregnancy shape. My son was born Nov. 5 and I hit the gym immediately after my 6 week check-up. I was determined not to let the same thing happen again. Plus, breastfeeding was going soooooo much better. It took me about 4 months to get back to pre-pregnancy weight and it was NOT easy. I worked my booty. (Don't you dare say that breastfeeding melted the pounds off. That is a big fat ugly myth!!!)

I kept working and was at pre-1st-pregnancy weight at 6 months. Since then I've lost 7-8 more pounds. Aww, man, that means I have lost 7 or 8 pounds in the last 5.5 months. boo. But, ya know what? I will not let that get me down today. I am going to reread the first line of this paragraph and be proud of that. booya! how's that for glass half full?

As for the mastitis today... I have NO idea where this came from. We are in a very gradual weaning process and he has only been nursing once a day for a short time for the past few weeks. I'm annoyed and frustrated and I burst into tears at Urgent Care and I'm pretty sure the doctor thought I was cuckoo.

Not now. Not today. The half-marathon is on Saturday. That's less that 3 days from now. I know how the antibiotics work. I know how long it takes to feel normal again. I barely even attempted to kick this infection with natural remedies. (I usually do and have been successful) But today my main concern was that I need to feel OK by Sat at 8:30am.

The bad news: I'm in bed in a fair amount of pain and there is no way that I will get my last easy run in today or tomorrow.

The good news: I wasn't ashamed to step on the scale at the doctor today. I didn't worry about what she thought of my tummy. I've got some ab definition under those stretch marks and I'm damn proud!I also have a little flab and that's OK too.

The better news: I'm running that beast on Saturday. I don't care if I have to jog super slow or walk. I will high five every spectator and have a blast being part of a running community. This is my life. And I like it.

The best news: My sparkers will cheer me on no matter what. Thank you for being here for me.

And the bestest news of all! I am resisting the urge to tell DH to go get me a pint of Ben & Jerrys. Now that I wrote that I can't go do it.

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    I hope your race goes well. Mastitis sounds awful!
    2425 days ago
    Gah, I hate mastitis. Hope you're feeling better soon! emoticon
    2426 days ago
    Yes!! Hope you will at least be able to come and finish the race! Maybe I'll get to see you there for (careful) sweaty hugs :)
    2427 days ago
    Great attitude. I've run races sick, you just have to change your goals, I went from hoping for a PR to just being content to finish. You'll do great, I'm sure of it. Let your body rest & heal, you'll be fine without your taper runs this week :)
    Hope ya feel better soon!
    2427 days ago
    You are seriously SUCH and inspiration! I love how you just keep going, screw the circumstances trying to get you off track, because damnit it will get done! You're bloody brilliant. Good luck with the race, I can't wait to hear all about it.
    2427 days ago
    You'll be great on Saturday!!! And by that time your body will adjust on antibiotics and you'll be great. I wish my friends ( with baby's)had your determination and will power.
    2427 days ago
    Oh no! This sucks but your attitude is purely positive. Think healing thought, think healing thoughts-haha!

    And no..great luck with Saturdays race-baaah, you need no luck, your all trained up and ready to go with an extra supportive bra-LOL.

    Seriously, I hope this heals mega quick for you.

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    2427 days ago
    You're absolutely right that we will cheer you on no matter what! You are one super woman and I love your determination! Whatever happens on Saturday, just remember that you are powerful and so incredibly inspiring! Rock on!
    2427 days ago
    I probably would've cried, too. Your frustration is very understandable. Hopefully the antibiotics work very quickly and you'll be out of pain soon.
    I can't wait to hear about your HM. No matter what your final time is, I know I'll be sitting here feeling inspired by you as I read your blog.
    In the meantime, lots and lots of water, k?
    2427 days ago
    I remember that you posted about having mastitis when I had it a while back. Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in quickly! I was surprised that I started to feel better after one dose even!!!
    Dont worry about the race, you will do great!!!!! The runs this close to the actual run aren't really that important anyways, what matters more is what you have already done!!!!!! You ate going to rock this!!!!!! Have fun!!!!!!:-)
    2427 days ago
    Good luck on Saturday! I hope you have a blast! So sorry about the mastitis. Can't wait to hear how your race goes!! Hang in there girl!
    2427 days ago
    I love your dedication! Getting back to pre baby and below!! woot!! You are gonna rock that half! emoticon
    2427 days ago
    Hug! Mastitis sux!
    2427 days ago
    You're gonna do great on Saturday! Have fun, I can't wait to hear about it!
    2427 days ago
    You can do this!
    2427 days ago
    Awesome enthusiasm!!! No matter how long it takes you, nothing will stop you! YOu've worked really hard for this!!

    Also...7-8 pounds in 5 months...I only wish...I've been battling the same 2 pounds since March...bahaha..arghh....

    od luck and hang in there!!!
    2427 days ago
    OMG Woman - NOTHING holds you back. Can you bottle some of that and send it to me, pretty please.

    You are a tremendous inspiration and I look forward to your posts!!

    2427 days ago
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