Learning to wait

Learning to wait

I have learned a lot about patience and waiting in the past six months, not by choice mind you. But like many great lessons in life, these were learned because the path I had to go down was chosen for me and it was up to me to decide how to deal with it. Would … Continue reading

Six Months

Six Months

Today marks six months since the surgery I had to remove the giant cell tumor from my femur. It’s quite surreal. I still remember that day very vividly, in fact my life right now is marked by the days before September 18, 2013–the day Dr. Pope found the tumor, the days after October 7, 2013–the … Continue reading

Excited in Galveston

Excited in Galveston

Six months ago I was getting ready to have surgery to remove the tumor from my femur in two days…right now I am packing my transition bag for my first triathlon since my surgery. Just as in my last one (Augusta), I will only be swimming and biking, but who would have thought 6 months … Continue reading

Filling in the blanks

Filling in the blanks

Still lamenting the time lag between my last set of blog posts and this set. I have been writing, it’s just that nothing made it from my notepad to my blog–I still really do love a pen and paper, kind of like how some people still read books ;) But in order to set the … Continue reading

How does it feel?

How does it feel?

Since I posted my short update yesterday that I am indeed running again, I wanted to follow up and fill you in on some of the details. I started the Couch to 5K program two weeks ago. If you are not familiar with it, it’s essentially a program of running and walking that anyone can … Continue reading

No fooling…I’m running

No fooling…I’m running

I’m running…seriously I am. I often have to pinch myself as even I often don’t believe it. Less than six months post surgery and I can run–albeit not far or fast but running is running. I’ll catch you all up with what’s been going on in a post in the near future, but I wanted … Continue reading

Put My Crutches Away

I have been working on a post reflecting on my 27 days of blogging in the spare moments over the last few days, but I really don’t want to post about that today. Instead I want to share the news that I put my crutches away. Might not seem like a big deal to you, … Continue reading

Day 27: Dreamers

Day 27: Dreamers

I had plans for today. It was going to be a good day. But I should have known when I got a text at 5:45 this morning canceling my lunch plans, that the day I had planned was not the day I was going to have. It’s okay though, because it may have turned out … Continue reading

Day 26: Blue Like A Bruise

Day 26: Blue Like A Bruise

Before reading would you take a moment and vote for me to win a free Ironman entry at http://bit.ly/1flSLJY.  I am not even sure what to say today. Part of me is feeling good for getting back into the routine of training–on week 2 day 2 and my training peaks is all green. Part of me … Continue reading