Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Say Hello to My Little Friend "Mirena"

Had an appointment with the doctor today to have the Mirena IUD inserted. The doctor explained that it wouldn't take too long, "about twice as long as getting a Pap Smear", the only pain I would feel was a "little pressure", and a "bit of cramping". Holy crap. What the hell!

It hurt like a son of a bitch! Seriously I thought I might faint. At one point I considered telling the doc, mid procedure, to "take it out". "Take in all out".

I'm not a wimp, usually I tolorate pain very well, sometimes too well. But I would rather have another child come screaming through my body than to go through that "little procedure" again. I have no idea how this torture device is going to be removed in 5 years.

Son of a bitch!!

Monday, March 9, 2009


It's been a long time since my last post...where does the time go?

My Winter Running training program is over and I COMPLETED MY FIRST 5K RUN. My time, not that it matters, was 37:07 seconds. Not a great time, but my only goal was: 1) finish the run, 2) finish the run BEFORE the 72 year-old woman in our group, and 3) finish the race BEFORE the woman pushing twins in the stroller.

No, I'm not at all competitive!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Winter Running 101 - Prescribed Run #2

Last night was the second meeting for my Winter Running 101 training. I'm happy it was last night and not tonight since there is going to be quite the change in the weather. We're expecting snow in the mountains and rain here in the valley.

Anyway, the run was good. This week's run was 1 minute of running and 3 minutes of walking...10 times. I was able to keep up and recover during the 3 minutes of walking. Yeah!
Again this sounds easy, but we will be working our way up to a 5k run over the next 11 weeks. For now, I need to resist the urge to forge ahead and do more than is prescribed, so that I stay injury free.

My homework for this week is to do 2 honor runs. This would be much easier if I had a running partner. Maybe someone from the training class will live on my side of town.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Finally it's looking like Christmas. The tree is up...

the decorations are up...

and the baking has begun...

Now all that's left to do is the shopping!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Winter Running 101 - Prescribed Run #1

Yesterday was my day to run the prescribed run from my running class. So after work and after picking up my boy from school, we packed up the car with his bike and a ball and headed to the park.

The run went well. I was able to complete the run/walk without any problem. I'm sure the training will become more challenging but for now I'm sticking to the program and hoping to get stronger and faster all without injury.

Tonight I'm on my way to a Holiday Party at Sullivans and the anxiety is high. I have a whole bunch of excuses for not going like: I'm not a party person; nothing fits; I didn't shop for anything new; I don't want to be out late since I have so many holiday projects to complete tomorrow; blah, blah, blah.

I'm sure I'll be fine once I get there.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Twelve Days of Christmas

I came across a beautiful blog by Design Mom today while I was supposed to be working. Design Mom's blog is full of design ideas and beautiful photos.

If you are not a reader of her blog, you should definitely get on over, check it out and sign up for her Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Winter Running 101

Tonight I started the Winter Running 101 5K Training Program. It's a program designed to get me to the starting line of the YMCA 5K run in 11 weeks...without injury, (hence the name 5k training program).

Tonight went well, despite it being the coldest day of the year so far! I was stressing that I would be the last person to finish, but there wasn't a last person. We all started a 5 minute warm-up walk, and then a 1 minute run. At the end of 1 minute, the person in front walked to back to the last person and everyone followed and walked for 4 minutes. We did this 7 times.

This may not seem like a lot for someone reading this, but it is a Running 101 program, for the very beginner. There were all different levels of fitness, young and old (the oldest was 69 years- old), and varying weights.

This group will meet once a week and have two prescribed runs to do during the week. I think I'll be able to hang with this group for the next 11 weeks.