A Case of the Blahs?

27 May

So, I haven’t updated my progress in awhile — and there’s a lot going on! But I just haven’t been able to make myself sit still and focus for the last couple of weeks!

First things first, today my sister is having her second chemotherapy treatment. She seems to have gotten through the first with minimal trouble, though she did start losing her hair last week. I sent her a little care package that hopefully will help a little, and I’m going down in a couple of weeks to visit.

I have one more week in my No Guilt No Gut Diet Bet and 2 pounds to meet my goal and – at the very least – get my money back! Which I will then turn around and drop into the next TWO No Guilt No Gut Diet Bets!! As I always say, money is a great motivator!!

My May Fitness challenge (the plank/wall sit/arm workout) was smokin’ along…then I got up one morning and put on some grown up clothes and went to the office…and got out of my groove. I can still catch up, I have a few days, but it’s gonna hurt!!

I also took 2 weeks off of running (after doing a 5K early in the month). A visit to my doctor to try to short-circuit another possible episode of sciatica persuaded me that this was the best approach to take. Got back on the road this weekend and managed to get in 4. Hoping for another 3 this afternoon – definitely taking it slow though, it’s a long way to Marine  Corps and Dopey…and Paris!

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Mr. Earnest Phred at about 8 weeks old

Everything else is pretty status quo around here. My dog turned 9 years old last Friday and got to enjoy a burger or two and maybe he had some grilled chicken yesterday… it’s hard to believe he’s already 9. Time flies!


Mr. Earnest Phred at almost 9 years old!


And, I just want to post a reminder that my super special “Get a Bracelet” offer for folks donating 25 dollars or more to my Marine Corps Marathon fundraising effort ends on Saturday!! I’m loving my mudLove bracelets!! You’ll love one too!!


So I think I’m ready to snap out of whatever this mood has been! Look for a couple of race recaps (one old, one coming up this weekend!) and a continuation of my effort to win all my DietBet money and get through my upcoming 3 marathons (plus multiple half marathons!)

Have a great week!!



3 Responses to “A Case of the Blahs?”

  1. Meranda@fairytalesandfitness May 29, 2014 at 12:19 am #

    Crossing my fingers that things go well for your sister.

    Your pup is adorable. I actually cry on my dog’s birthday. I hate that they get older. Why can’t they live as long as we do?

    • outrunningthefork May 29, 2014 at 6:30 am #

      Thanks Mer — so far she seems to be doing well. I think the anxiety leading up to the days of chemo are harder for her than the days after. That, and the losing her hair part.

      And Phred says thanks for the compliment 😉 Unfortunately he knows EXACTLY how adorable he is!!

  2. outrunningthefork May 27, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    I mis-spoke … my sister’s next session of chemo is on Thursday. Then Friday she gets a shot of white blood cells. 🙂

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