Random Updates

Just some stream of consciousness updates.

Mom’s chemo starts today.  Haven’t mentioned it much, but she has breast cancer.  Should be easily treated, but you know.  Still cancer.  So any good wishes you have are more than welcome.

In all the testing, it turns out that she has the same heart issue that I do, but since she’s a power walker and not a runner, it hasn’t had the same effect on her.  Either way, it was cute that she told me we have “samey hearts.”

Managed to get in a 4+ mile run yesterday.  Ran until I hit 10,000 steps on the FitBit.  While watching Sister Wives.  You know, highly educational tv.  My leg feels pretty good.  No soreness, but it continues to be tight and stiff.  Massage, rolling, stretching, you know the drill.

Recovering from an injury is no fun, and this one was relatively minor.  I’ve been pretty lucky in my running “career” thus far.  Generally minor injuries, easy ones to rehab.  But I’ve really learned just how important it is to listen to your body.

No-Spend month has not gone as planned.  In fact, I spent more this month than in any month this year.  My dilapidated fence finally bit the dust.  When I bought the house, I knew the fence was something that would need to be replaced, but I was just putting it off as long as possible.  Then, a week or so ago, I noticed that one of the posts was leaning pretty horribly, pulling the fence toward the neighbor’s driveway (and their cars).  I walked over to the post and realized that it was incredibly wobbly.  Yes, it was a well-installed fence.  So now I have a gorgeous new fence.  It looks so much better than the old one.  But it was money I wasn’t planning on spending this month.

Additionally, there was the trip to the outlet mall.  I didn’t spend that much, but ended up with a ton of great clothes for work.  My work wardrobe is pretty terrible. I hate shopping, and struggle to find things that look good on my body.  I can usually handle about an hour of clothes shopping before I lose my mind.  I’m not sure what was up on Friday – might have been the amazing company – but I was on a roll and it was worth it.

So October.  Cutting back on the spending.  No, really.


6 thoughts on “Random Updates

  1. Many prayers and love to your mom. xo

    My leg is feeling a bit better as well – I think that I’m going to try for a mile later. We’ll see how that goes… I’m a little scared to be honest.

    I could go for a no spending month too. Especially since we just had a remarkably high car repair.
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  2. Sending thoughts and love to your mom!

    This month has been horrible budget wise for me, too. I spent way more than I planned on my husband’s birthday present. I need to learn not to buy every little thing that I see and know he will like, haha.

    I also need new clothes but hate shopping. I don’t like most of the clothes in my closet, but I can’t force myself to go shopping for new stuff.
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  3. I didn’t know about your Mom! My prayers go out to her in her treatment!

    Sorry about the fence – the joys of being a homeowner. 🙁

    Glad you’re recovering! It’s so hard, but you’re going to know so much more about your body when it’s over and you’ll be a better runner/triathlete for it!

  4. I had no idea about your mom. Sending prayers that chemo does the trick. Make sure we have her name when it comes time to run Donna. I’ll be sure to run with a pink ribbon in her honor.

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