Falling Off the Grid

I haven’t posted in quite some time and the reasons for that are numerous.  My main excuse is that I’ve been feeling good!  My mastectomy/reconstruction was eleven weeks ago!  This fall has really flown by in spite of my lack of routine during recovery.  In general, I’ve been enjoying my good health, especially now that I’m able to sleep comfortably on my side (praise the Lord!).

Weekend Getaway
Weekend Getaway

To celebrate surviving the fall and my husband’s 36th birthday all in one, we took a weekend getaway.  We were able to sleep in and enjoy each other’s company; we even spent half a day hiking, which is something I never thought I’d be doing this soon after a mastectomy!  I loved every minute…well, except watching my alma matter lose a football game.  That did stink.

The travels didn’t stop with the weekend getaway.  My family spent the week leading up to Thanksgiving at Universal Studios and Walt Disney World, Orlando.  We had a blast.  I was able to do all the coasters without shoulder harnesses and didn’t experience any pain!  The kids were troopers, and we had a fantastic time spending the trip with our extended family (special thanks to my father-in-law, Dave, who spoils his grandkids by taking us!).  I’m only now recovering from these vacations, surrounded by multitudes of laundry, but it’s all good!

Universal Studios and Disney fun
Universal Studios and Disney fun

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img_8178I’m continuing my recovery process by resuming healthy eating habits (I made some kick butt, from scratch, chicken and rice soup) and getting back at my half-marathon training.  I want to go into my January surgery in the best of health, so I’m trying not to dig myself into an unhealthy hole.

In spite of the challenges I faced this fall, I can say that it has turned out to be one of my favorites on record.  I have so much for which to be thankful!

Thankful to Have Another Holiday with My Children
Thankful to Have Another Holiday with My Children

I’ve Been Spotted

I made it out for my third run today.   I took it a nice, slow pace. My legs were sore from the last run, I gotta tell ya.  My lungs seem to be regaining some capacity, but it took me two miles for my legs to stop killing me and as soon as I stopped running my hamstrings decided they were not happy about that either. 

On a good note, I am still getting out there, one step at a time. I won’t win any races, that’s for sure.  But it’s ok!  (Need to work on my posture while running, though.  Gee wiz!).

If I can inspire you to do something challenging and good for yourself, I’d be so happy! Set a goal, even if it’s taking the stairs while out, and do it!  I have been inactive for several months and I am getting it done!  You are worth it!