"Don't let the fat chick beat you"?

I have been racing for about 5 years now. I am not a typical runner or even triathlete. I fight with serious medical conditions every step of the way, but each step makes me stronger. I have two boys both with special needs and I have learned to chalk that up to making me stronger as well.

It is with sad heart that I must report that lupus has won the battle this year, but trust me when I say the war is far from over! My racing days are not over by any stretch of the imagination. This is just a minor setback that will make me stronger.

Friday, March 4, 2011


I really should know better than to plan on run either after work or after class on school nights. It just never works out. By the time I got to my trail yesterday I had less than an hour to do my run, get my food and get to class. So, I cheated! I stopped by my favorite running store. What else was I supposed to do? J I picked up a new running bra, a running top thing (once I hit my goal weight I will be able to go out running with just the top and not the top with a shirt on over it!), two new pairs of running socks and another Sweaty Band! They carry SkirtSports running skirts, which is fine (SkirtSports has a good verity but they don’t stay where they need to, on me at least) so I asked the manager to please carry Running Skirts. He explained why he doesn’t carry them (and I understand his reasoning) but then I let him know why I prefer them over SkirtSports (they have a drawstring in the capris). He said ok! I was so happy! I then went to Wooglin’s and grabbed my dinner. I love their Veg Head Chili! I got school, set up my computer and by that time class was about to start!

Wednesday I had a pretty good scare. I was getting stuff organized for the next day when I heard about the shooting at the Frankfurt Airport. Mind you, someone I care very deeply for is military and is currently stationed in Germany. When I got to work Thursday morning I sent off a one-liner making sure it wasn’t him (he is Army and most of the reports were saying airmen, so I was pretty sure it wasn’t him, but I still had to check). It took about two hours for him to read my email (gotta love read receipts) but I got an answer back immediately. I have to say this guy makes most guys look like girls when it comes to written communications; getting an email from him once every three or so months is his way of being talkative. He will sort of talk face-to-face. But emails, texts, stuff like that, only if he has to! The beginning of last year when all hell was breaking loose on the kid front (the whole ER thing) I had to send him a very personal question and he had no issue writing back and giving me the information that Jose was much appreciative for! He will be there for you, but he would rather not do it via email! Much to my surprise, I got another email from him today! Letting me know where his next duty station is, ok, I admit I really wish it would have been here, it would be nice to see him again, but NO! He will be on the other side of the country. Oh, well.

Tomorrow is another group run. Once again, I am going to try to get a run in this evening (I have a lot on my mind I really need to clear out) but I will be at the group run tomorrow, so at least I will have that! This is the end of Week 9 at school so I have two weeks left of the quarter and then I will be in a classroom on Mondays only! I have an online class I get to deal with, yay, but I am getting there.

Here is to another Friday!


  1. YAY for . . .
    . . . running top thing ....."be able to go out running with just the top and not the top with a shirt on over it." love it.

  2. did you hear 96.9 is having a biggest loser contest? you have to enter this weekend though. winner gets a 7 day vacation in mexico (i think). by the way, i've got my first giveaway going on! doggie stuff!