Saturday, September 14, 2013


Yes, I know I have been MIA lately- I feel like a broken record with my posts so I just decided to lay low for a while.  I have not run in two weeks- since Atlanta.  It was either pouring down rain, I was sick or I had a 3 hour meeting after work on the days I had available to run.  I didn't make it to spin class because a meeting took longer than it was supposed to.

 I DID however, make it to a strength circuit class this week.  I think it will be a good addition to my week!  I also had a pretty exciting week.  I won two things- one was a bracelet from a contest on FB and the second was a big one- I won a trip for 2 to The Greenbrier in West Virginia.  Mandy Hale (the author of the book on being single and sassy) was giving away a girls weekend for 2 to the Greenbrier for a yoga retreat.  I am not typically a yoga person but I do keep hearing that it will help me be a better, stronger, more flexible runner so this could be a good thing.  Oh, and the place- well check out the website and you will see why this is a big deal!  I live about 5 1/2 hours from The Greenbrier so it will involve some travel- but the travel is all I have to pay for.  So excited!

In other news- I am dealing with this sinus stuff yet again!  I was told on the 4th that I had a sinus infection and ear infection (one ear), they gave me a z pack and I went on my merry way missing three days of work last week.  I was still pretty congested (nose) on Monday when I went back to work but it seemed to work itself out.  By Friday my cough had become worse and I could feel it start moving into my chest.  Today (Saturday), I woke up so excited to go for a run, but when I opened my eyes my world was spinning.  I had a touch of dizziness so the run got nixed.  After I finally got up and moving I was able to run some errands.  By the time I got home I was ready to crash again and interestingly enough was having some ear pain in my other ear.  Oh yeah, and I did I mention that I am, once again, losing my voice and coughing.  :(  Not sure what's going on but am thankful that I have an allergist appt on October 1 to try figure things out.

I have also been doing a lot of thinking and looking at some of my health habits.  And, I believe it's time to give up soda once and for all.  I'm going to have to figure out how to like hot tea and how to like the addition of lemon/lime/etc in water.  I saw the following and it was very convicting.  I know soda is not the best- but I also know that it's my one "vice".  And the fact that I refer to it as a vice should tell me it's time.  So, I have one in the fridge right now- I plan on having that tonight and then working on it again tomorrow.  The thing that I need to  realize is that, if I "faitl" and have one- it's not cause to give it all up- it' just means I need to start fresh the next day.  I'm going to shoot for 21 days and then go from there. 


Bill (cycleguy) said...

I'd like to read how soda affects the body but my old eyes can read something that small. :) Hope you are feeling better. I asked mom if she was the one to go with you. She said, "Aaaah no." :) Have fun when you go. Sounds nice. Love you much.

Tami said...

LOL- I do feel a little better just tired of all of the coughing. and if you click it it does make it a little bigger

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Amanda RunToTheFinish said...

yes no run definitely means cranky here!!!!

I gave up soda at the end of high school...from like a 3 a day habit, oye caffeine headaches. But you know once you get away from it for a bit oddly it just doesn't taste good anymore! And I'm still a sweets person.

Good luck!!

Amy L said...

I know how you feel on being MIA. I've been slammed with work and other things. My running and blogging schedule have suffered as a result. I gave up soda (except for special occasions) a few years ago and agree it's a smart choice. Hang in there! You got this!

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