Health: ish

In trying to abide by my: maintain and sustain health goals, I decided I would do Whole30-ish.  Right now I am of []

Giving Thanks (x5) #48in48 #13

It being the week of Thanksgiving, I am reflecting on the things I am most grateful for.  For my personal history blog (that should have been posted during my busy weekend – oops) I am touching upon five of those that I am most thankful for: 1  The Bobert.  I am always thankful for Husband.  He is amazing. But this year, I am more thankful for him than ever.  He has been amazing (no surprise).  He sat at my bedside after my surgery.  []

An Ode To FitBit Susan

An Ode To FitBit Susan I have found motivation in the most unlikely of places: a random stranger. No, not like: I read this article and the subject of the article inspired me to be a better version of me. My motivation comes via a person added to a FitBit challenge I participate in with my friends. It is the sister of one of those friends and we will call her “Susan”. In recent weeks I actually had my mind set to []

If I was going somewhere, I was running…

I may have used this quote to name an earlier blog. I don’t care. I like it that much… Also, hitting “publish” too soon really sucks… ugh. Oh, Forrest.  One day he just decided to run and he ran until he was done. I respect that. There is no mention of his pace, his diet or the coordination of his cross-country team.  He just wanted to run.  It really does clear the mind. I “ran” my first race in NYC – the []

Pathology and Progress

During the evening of April 13th, I started to come up from anesthesia.  My husband was at my side, holding my hand.  He said (paraphrasing from my foggy memory), “It was bad. Because it was bad they had to do a lot more.  They were not able to do a vaginal hysterectomy.  They had to cut you open.  And, they took one of your ovaries.”  I remember being filled with anger and sadness and (maybe in my own head) yelling: “I told []