Moe, for better or worse

This blog used to be called "one year in the life of a short fat runner"; then it was called "Am I a runner? you decide." I've decided running isn't the thing I need to talk about'll come up for sure, but it's just one part of me, so I think I'll just call this blog: Moe, for better or worse.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

November 9, 2006--so much for writing every day

This isn't even close to every season! So, I took a few months off...well, make that most of a year. I mean, stuff happens. So good, some bad. The worst was my mom was diagnosed with BC again. The best was she made it through treatment and is doing well...and treatment wasn't as bad as last time. Yay, modern medicine! My sister is soon to have baby #2...that's a good and bad thing, that I won't go into in this public forum. I'm about the same...still trying to run, still trying to be good about my schedule and training.

Actually a lot has happened lo these many months, so a quick recap might be at hand:

Jan: DH changes jobs
Feb: Mom's cancer comes back
Mar: My best friend has a beautiful son
April: Mom comes down with sepsis, is hospitalized for over a week, fully recovers
Also April: Oh my hip! I develop bursitis in my left hip just 6 weeks before my first half marathon; cease training, go to PT, get cortisone shot, cross fingers
May: Run Indy Mini. I DID IT! Slow, yes, and falling apart at the end, but I was running and I made it across that finish line with the help of a friend's friend and a great group of fellow runners.
Also May: bring home our newest family addition, Penelope Chews...our litle golden puppy
June: SLA conference Baltimore; hang out with my librarian peeps. Also register for the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk
July: WALK. A Lot. Go on training walks with Dave or Marge or Dody. Go on vacation to the Cape; beautiful location, crappo vacation, thanks to he-who shall-not-be-named.
July too: celebrate my 38th birthday and my 12th anniversary.
Aug: Walk 60 miles in 3 Days. Nearly fall asleep in my dinner at night. Get closer to my friends, and win tent decorating contest! Woohoo!
Also August: Celebrate Mom's 60th!
September: start runnign again...oooh, tough. Really really tough. Also trying to get in some serious swimming since my friends and I are relaying the Danskin Tri in NJ
More Sept: Great trip to NJ! And we WON in our division! Not because of me...I'd been sick and my swim sucked (and that we barely made it there in time did not help), but my friends are speedy!
Also: Penny gets the old snip we have a ball of energy that can't run around...yay, us! Benadryl is our friend.
Oct: register to run the Philly Marathon unprepared, but I stick to my sched and try to get through my runs...
More Oct: Run my first 5K of the year, I think...slow and steady, walked a hill, not too bad.
Nov: well, here we are.

I'll have to come back to talk abou the last few's time to hit the hay!


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