Tuesday, April 3, 2012

HOLY Week!!!

If you're a Catholic, like me, you should probably know that we are officially in the midst of Holy Week. This year, Holy Week is especially crazy for me since I am sponsoring a young woman who will be baptized during Saturday night's Easter Vigil. Since January, I have been attending Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults classes with her and helping her to prepare for her baptism and initiation into the Catholic Church.

This week, however, between church services and Lenten retreats, I am booked solid with work obligations and doctor's appointments for my crazy lung situation. Here's a glimpse into my HOLY Week:

Monday: Work and Hair Salon

Check out my new do!

Tuesday: Pulmonologist Appointment, Work, Lenten Retreat till 8pm

Wednesday: Work till 6pm and maybe actually see my kids!

Thursday: Lung Biopsy and Holy Thursday Service

Good Friday: Work and Mass

Saturday: Prayer, Easter Vigil Rehearsal, Easter Vigil, CAKE!

Sunday: Easter Festivities

Countdown to vacation...... not soon enough!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I need a change!

On Monday, I have my first haircut of the Spring!! I need a change!! What do you think?

I will also be getting my Spring highlights as well!

Time to shed the winter locks!
Can't you tell how bored I am with my current hair situation?!?!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dealing with Health

So my journey to the Monument Avenue 10k ended suddenly with a bout of pneumonia, a chest x-ray, a CT scan, and finally a referral to a pulmonologist for further diagnosis and treatment.

Yes, in case anyone noticed my recent absence from the blogging world, last week just wasn't my week. I spent much of my time in the Doctor's office and the rest of it chauffeuring my son to swim lessons, doesn't he look soo cute
and googling medical terms.

It all started a couple of days before my husband's 30th Birthday party when I began what I thought was a sinus infection. I developed the most obnoxious cough and after about a week of the cough and one night of not being able to breath very well, I decided to get it checked out by a Medical Doctor. At the Doctor's office, a chest x-ray showed a spot on my lung and the doctor decided, just to be safe, that I should go have a CT Scan. My CT Scan showed several swollen lymph nodes and a couple of pulmonary nodules in my lungs. Hence, I have ceased aerobic activities until I go see a lung specialist. Sadly, this means no 10k for right now. I would say I would walk it, but I don't even want to go there because I just know that I'll bee too tempted to go ahead and run anyway.

I have been really upset about this turn of events. I have trained so hard for this 10k. I know I can do it! A week prior to this bout I ran over 6 miles in 82 minutes. I met both of my goals - 1. to run at least 75% of the 6.2 miles, I ran all of it! 2. to finish in under 90 minutes - how's 82 minutes?!?!

With the positive in mind, I know this is not the end of me and running! Hopefully, I will have some answers soon and will be right back to beating the pavement! In fact, I have a 10k in May in mind for my new first race.

So, in the absence of aerobic activity, I need to get a new program. I am thinking some Pilate's and weights and doing some walking. This is Vincent's last week of his power swimming class (2 weeks straight of lessons from 6-7pm!) so I'll probably start incorporating this in next week.

Good luck to everyone participating in the Monument Ave. 10k, hoping to be there with you next year!