"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, September 23, 2011

Don't let the fat unemployed chick beat you!

Ok, I have posted anything on here is just about forever (ok, going on two months). I am still alive but boy are things going in all directions!
First and foremost I did Tri for the Cure and had a ball! Had some minor foot issues, but they weren’t a huge deal (ok, I got some major hot spots, but they eventually healed!).  I skipped Rattlesnake and Harvestmoon for medical reason; it because very clear I cannot do more than one race per month, no ifs ands or buts about it.  I did complete the Coast to Coast Challenge and had a ball!  My next “race” is on 1 Oct 11 and is a Pumpkin run, this is more of a therapy run because it is the day after my last day at work, yes, I was hit by a “force reduction”.  The weekend after that I will be participating in the Denver Half Marathon, I was going to do the half, but I was just not feeling it!
I am looking at this lay off in as much of a positive light as possible… My full ironman is next November, this will give me time to train! I guess I am not supposed to see it that way, but if I look at it any other way I might be facing another break down and I refuse to deal with that!
On a more personal note, about three months ago I met someone and he has proven to me time and time again how much he cares.  He came up to Tri for the Cure to cheer me on, he picks me up after a 10 mile run and I am all stinky and sweaty! All four of my boys like him, it took Charlie a little while to get used to him, but after a trip to the dog park I think Charlie gave his slobber of approval. Freddie is easy!
This blog may morph again into an unemployed triathlete blog, we shall see!

~If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself you should say: "He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned"~

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