Prayers for a friend

July 30, 2014

A Twitter friend lost a 15 or 16 year old son to suicide. I cannot fathom the depths of despair the parents must be going through. They and their sons are Christians, so they know they will be reunited one day. Pray for them, please. Their son’s funeral will be on Saturday.


Running Again

July 27, 2014

The hubby and I went eat breakfast yesterday at the Waffle House. I had the breakfast bowl (grits, sausage and eggs). It is so good!

I ran yesterday very slowly. I ended up going 2.3 miles. I ran at lunchtime. It felt like 90 degrees & the humidity was 73%, according to the Weather Channel app. I normally start running at 6 am, so middle of the day running is much different. Most of my physical issues (lower back, hamstring and groin) did not hurt during my run or much after my run. My lower back was a little achy later, but what do I expect out of my 50 year old body? I took one Advil and felt fine.

After eating that huge breakfast and running, I was getting ready to go to the pool at the Y. I decided to weight. The last time I weighed and documented my weight was July 14th. When I got on the scales yesterday, I was down 1.2 lbs. AND I HADNT BEEN RUNNING! So happy! Since my heaviest weight, I’ve lost 16.8 lbs.

It’s amazing how easy it is to put on the weight, but three times as difficult to lose it.

TMI coming up next. I’m having more issues with night sweats the last week or so. Not sure if the lack of running makes them increase some or what. I sure will be glad when these subside.

Not Running

July 24, 2014

I haven’t run in 9 days. Not sure what the issue is. There was back pain, pain in my groin and my hamstrings. Not good.

I went to the doctor and got some meds – no pain medication. It’s helped some. I had a massage yesterday. The lady worked on my lower back. My back has felt so much better today. I’ve still got some weird aches – new aches. I think I’ll try running tomorrow.

My 20 year old son, who is doing the same couch to 5k program, got new running shoes today. After picking out his shoes, we went to lunch.

He met me at work and left me the sweetest note.

It’s all ok because he’s a brat!

I’m fortunate. I’ve got great kids,

My Furry Babies

July 21, 2014

When our youngest child was getting ready to go to college, my husband decided to get a dog. I was shocked, to say the least. We got Sadie in April 2012. She’s a massive 4.5 pound Pomeranian/poodle mix. She is cute as a button and tiny. I started holding her like a baby when we brought her home. She still likes to be held that way.

Sadie has a liver shunt. Her blood vessels bypass her liver. This causes an increase in her liver levels. We can’t get her fixed, because we can’t put her to sleep. She might not wake up. She was very lethargic when she was younger.

I began to think that Sadie needed a friend – another dog – that would be her companion and would help to get Sadie up and moving around. We found a Japanese Chin/Shih Tsu mix. We got Olive in January 2013. She is now over a year old and weighs about 15 pounds.

Olive may not be the prettiest dog, but she is a sweetie. She’s a silly dog. She and Sadie love and play together so much. We love our two furry babies!

The puppies: