My first 5K

I’ll have more to share tomorrow but just wanted to say, “Hooray! I finished my first 5K!” 

I Beat the Blerch! Now its time to curl up under my pizza blanket because tomorrow I’m off to chase the Grinch out of town in my second 5K of the weekend! ūüėÉ I feel so awesome! 

The Worst Weekend

Around this time of year people begin to proclaim all the things they’re thankful for and my list is long. ¬†I’m thankful for my family, my friends, a great job, a roof over my head, food in the fridge, etc., etc.

Overall, life is pretty good but the last few days have been a little rough.

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Okay, maybe not everything but that’s definitely how I’ve felt over the weekend and into this week.

Friday I had a little bit of a sore throat and cough. ¬†I went home, took a large dose of Nyquil and went to bed at 7:00 because I had plans I didn’t want to miss out on this weekend. ¬†I woke up about 4 hours later, took a little bit more Nyquil and spent the rest of the night in a fever induced slumber. ¬†Once morning arrived I found myself googling, “How high does your temperature have to be before you go to the ER?”

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At the same time wondering if I would be able to summon an Uber in my weakened state but I figure if I can do it when I’ve been drinking I should be able to figure it out in my fever induced haze…thankfully it didn’t come to that point.

Ibuprofen and rest brought my temperature down but Saturday was rough.

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Sunday was a little better other than the sore throat, so I called in sick on Monday and went to the doctor. ¬†Unfortunately, my fever came back but also the doctor didn’t seem to know what was going on with me.

I began to lose faith in her when she said, for about the fifth time, “So what you’re telling me is the sore throat is your biggest issue right now” ¬†Yes!!!!! ¬†I wanted to scream but I already had no voice.

I’m still waiting to hear back but on the plus side the sore throat is much better.

This morning while I was starting to feel better, James the cat was feeling worse so back to the vet we go this afternoon. ¬†Partway into the appointment I utter the question I don’t want to ask, “Is there anything else I can do?” I don’t want to ask because I know the answer is no and it was so now it’s just a matter of making him comfortable and waiting to see what happens. ¬†I’m not giving up on him and will continue to do whatever I can as long he’s still getting around okay and doesn’t seem to be in pain.

That’s the reasons for my absence lately but I’m hoping to get back into writing soon. ¬†Unfortunately, when things get rough the blog tends to go to the wayside but it feels good to write and tonight it’s been a good distraction.

As I mentioned at the beginning, there’s still plenty of good in my life and plenty to be thankful for, so I just have to keep those things in mind….and just keep swimming, just keep swimming… ūüôā

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Tired. Exhausted. Resting.

I’ve been busy.


Adulting is hard!  Work long hours, go to gym, run errands, get home, eat dinner, go to bed, sleep, wake up.  Repeat.

Good news is I’ve been eating decently and going to the gym.

Bad news is I hit a wall today.


I was so tired by end of the day I chose to skip the gym tonight. ¬†I didn’t have candy for dinner and I did resist the fast food temptations along the way but I did have some frozen pizza.

Now I feel guilty for skipping the gym so I’ll probably do some jogging in place to make up some steps but maybe not because I am really tired. ¬†I struggle to find the balance between pushing myself to do more and pushing myself to exhaustion.

I did an 8 mile hike on Sunday.  Worked Monday, plus went to the gym.  Worked on Tuesday then went to trivia.  Worked on Wednesday then went to the gym.  Today I decided I needed a night at home.

The nights I’m working and going to the gym I’m sometimes not getting home until almost 7 then by the time I make dinner it’s bed time. ¬†I needed some time to do some chores and relax. ¬†I’ll be back in the gym tomorrow…as long as the power is on. ¬†We’re expected to get hit with some serious storms over the next few days so I’m preparing myself for some time without power over the weekend.

If I do have power I plan to upload some pics from the hike this weekend but if that doesn’t happen I will have meal plans! ¬†I know I said that last week but this week I’ve already started the post so it’ll be ready on Monday.

I can see the wind starting to pick up so I’m off to batton down the hatches, which mostly just means making sure my phone is charged XD

Have a great Friday!!