Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fitness Post

Yesterday Thomas and I ran a 5K distance in preparation for the Salters Family 5K next week... He did very well and I am looking forward to an awesome time with family. :)

Today I ran 10 miles with my running buddies (Leigh Ann and Ali)... it was great, I didn't walk much at all, the pace was slow as usual but the run felt wonderful, the weather is so nice.

Now, I get to clean house (if I can find the energy), do laundry, grocery shop, and maybe make some jewelry (a new hobby of mine). 

Happy Weekend everyone!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sweet 16



As far as he is concerned this day could not have gotten here quick enough.... he has been anxiously awaiting the day he could finally drive his car. My mom gave him her old car when she got a new one back the end of April and he has sat and looked at the car parked outside.... driving him crazy.

I am so proud of the young man he is... he has brought so much joy to my life. 
Happy Birthday Baby Boy!

 


 

 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Frantic Frog

Well this race snuck up on me, I hadn't rode my bike one single time since Wet Dog nor had I been in a pool or swam a single stroke.  So going to do this race was a bit trying knowing I wasn't prepared.

Thomas was super supportive and decided he would splurge and pay for a hotel room if we wanted to head on down to Scottsboro the night before the race. We literally decided this at 6pm on Friday night.  I spoke with Desmond's dad and he was picking him up from the football game so I thought why not? It sound wonderful.

I hurriedly through all my gear together while Thomas aired up my tires and loaded my bike up and gathered his own things.

We headed out, got there and drove to Goosepond Colony so we would know where we were, then went to check in the room, and to Walmart and to eat dinner... we got to relax and sleep in until 6am where we would have had to get up by 4 am to get there, so it took a lot of stress off of race day to be there the night before.

Once I got to the race, got my markings and race packet and such... it was about time to get started. I freaked a bit looking at the water, and the milfoil that was there in the water.  It looked like such a long swim.  When I finally got in the water it WAS a long swim.  It took me about 15 minutes but I was in a survival mode type swim and it felt like 30 minutes.  I was so fatigued when I exited the water.... then it as off to the bike.... the bike course was on HWY roads, and that was very different for me.... but it was a fast course and I thought I did very well on bike.  Then came the run... OMG it was horrific.  It took me longer than most any runs I have ran... I totally zonked, ran completely out of energy. 

It was a great race that I wouldn't mind doing again sometime... but I need to train, I need to fuel correctly and I really need to improve in some areas.


 
 
The two photos above are taken by Greg Gelmis from We Run Huntsville!!! Aren't they awesome? 
 
The rest of the photos are taken by best supporter and love of my life Thomas ;)
 
 
 
 
 
So this year was two new type of traithlons, open water... I am a Wet Dog and Frantic Frog now! :)
 
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Frantic Already?

Had a nice evening with girls, we were working on some art project for the up coming IRONMAN Chattanooga.

I have realized that Saturday is Frantic Frog sprint triathlon already! ACK!  I have never done this race, and it will be my second open water triathlon ever.

I am new on my diabetes medicine Metformin today... first dose has seemed to given me a headache most of the day... I sure hope this subsides.  Especially with he upcoming race!!! 

I am a little bit frantic about it all lol so I guess the race fits.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sweet enough

I have recently found out that I am sweet enough.... sweet enough to have diabetes.

This started in May when I went for physical with a new physician who said my blood sugar was 208 fasting.  He said it was pre-diabetic because of my age and the fact that no one had ever said I was diabetic so he said he was labeling as pre-diabetic and offering me a chance to treat it with diet and exercise.  I took it as it was when he informed me of this and immediately started to eat better and was gung ho about getting this under control and beating this.

Well it wasn't long before I was eating pizza and hot wing again on occasion and really just over looking what the physician had said, even though I knew it wasn't right, it was my lifestyle to enjoy a date night and eat everything bad, or have a lazy weekend and totally pig out.  Mind you most days I ate well and didn't over do it, but there were those slip ups.

Well last week I missed a day of work because I just wasn't feeling well.... I finally broke down and bought a glucometer... I took my first blood sugar reading and it was 264, 2 hours after lunch.  I have since taken the blood sugar more often at random times and the numbers have not been normal.

So, today I went back to see my doctor to let him know about these numbers.  He was happy I went back to him but informed me that I must begin a medication regimen to try to control the glucose in my body.

I have found out that I am sweet enough and do not need to be ANY sweeter ;)

I have been on a weight loss journey, and trying to get healthy and reach my "badass" by 40 goal anyway, this will just help me stay a bit more focused on my over all health.

I hope to beat this still, and come back off the medication once I am eating a well balanced diet with low carb and sugar and I reach my ideal weight.  I am down in weight... I was 178lbs in May and today I weighed in at 164lbs.  That means I am moving in the right direction.

My guy and I cleaned out the fridge today to rid it of all things I no longer need and we have stocked it with fresh fruits/vegetables.  I have excellent support with my guy who has pretty much changed his eating habits to make it easier for me.  I love that he is that awesome!

So, here I go off on a new journey... all the roads will lead to one, which is my healthy life oh and don't forget it will all just lead me to my "badass" goal! :)


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hair

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OMG I chopped my hair off before, which I remember posting about earlier.... but I am trying to grow it out now and OMG IT SUCKS SO HARD!!!!

Now I am torn, do I want to grow it out or just chop it back off again.. it sucks THAT HARD! lol I liked it short, once I got over the initial shock of it... I got to love the ease of it, and how quick it was to get ready and look half way presentable without much effort.... just look at this picture... I was going to help my Mom move ad all I did was get up and throw a bandana on my head and poof cute, and ready to go. No work.  Now, it's so out of shape and hard to deal with that I have to spend extra time to get it to lay in a presentable way.... ughhhhh Today I just threw a hat on my head because I didn't want to fool with it. 

I am going to give it a few more months and hopefully it will get better... I miss having more hair, but I miss the short hair ease... lol decisions decisions.

1st annual Salters Family Race

I am so excited to announce that I get to do a 5k race with my family!!!! This will be the first annual 5k race for our family.

These two guys started running this year and were interested in their FIRST 5k race ever!  So I started researching into a race we could all do together. My brother lives in Lexington, Kentucky and my dad in Helena, Al. so I had to find a happy meeting for a race.
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I chose one in Nashville... My brother helped by picking a date that worked well for him.  And poof just like that we have it all set.  We will be doing the Ronald McDonald house 5k (Hustle for the Houses) at the end of September.... I am sooooo excited!!!! I can't wait to do this race with them.

I have more good news..... My main man... Thomas is ALSO doing his very first 5K and my Neice Brooke is doing it also!  We are going to have so much fun!!!!! I can't wait!

Nick

 
I have not made a post because it's hard to even write about it but July 19th 2014 one of my dear friends Nick passed away from a sudden heart attack.
 
He was way too young and we were all just totally shocked over the loss of such a wonderful man.  He never met a stranger, he was funny, very smart, handsome, and had the best sarcasm.  He was very active on social media and it's amazing how much I miss his posts on facebook.  I miss him terribly even though we were many miles away from each other and I only got to spend one weekend of my life in person with him... we have had hours of online conversations in the old room I use to frequent on AOL and this group of friends have remained friends for many years through the internet.  He was very dear to me.  It's hard to explain how special he was, if I posted something that I was down he would be one of the first to respond to make me smile.  If I posted something about my runs he was one of the first to commend my efforts.  If I was looking for a pick me up from a sad or stressful day I could go to his page and look at his posts and be cheered up.  He loved his Ravens like I love my TIDE... and for that reason, I am now a Raven's fan. In honor of Nick I will root them on from here on out.  The world lost a very special spark when he was taken from us, and there is nothing that will fill his void.  He will forever be missed.
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GO RAVENS!

Fur babies

Lately here is what is going on with my Fur Babies.

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Reuben got into to something and got his eye infected... luckily some TLC and medication and he is all better now.

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My Zoe is doing well, she was a little upset she got a bath... and hasn't been too friendly to me lately but she is lazy as ever and doing well in her new home.


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And Katee (Starbuck) is an absolute mess.... lol she gets me up every morning way earlier than my clock does.... she claws at EVERYTHING including my skin.  She is as rotten as any kitten, but she is so purrrrfect!

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Here is how they spend most of their day.... lol

and now I need to introduce another fur baby... but this one is a Grand baby.... lol My daughter and her Boyfriend have a dog now... her name is STAR.
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She is pretty isn't she!!! She is a little scared of me right now... but she will get more comfortable in time.... here are all my fur babies.

Post procedure

Well it has been two weeks since my procedure (Ablation) and I so far so good. I have to wear a pad still due to some inconsistent sudden "gush" of fluid I will have.  I have done research on this and it can be normal up to a month post procedure. This has gotten better also.  My only complaint so far is having to wear pads for so long and trying to be active with running the rawness is really a pain... literally!

But, it's about time for my first cycle, so I am curious to see what it will be like! So far so good.