Thursday, June 28, 2012


I love summer. I will take warm temps over cold anytime. Right this minute I wish it was a little cooler. I hadn't even started my walk and I'm sweating. It has been so hot and humid. The heat I don't mind so much. It's the humidity that bugs me. I have fans. I have room air conditioners but they're not installed and I have no idea how to install them. My Dad does that for me and he's a busy guy. Maybe I can get him to come down on Sunday or something. Not that it will help me right now but that's ok. I'll just sweat a little more than usual. I guess that's not all bad.

I've had lots of water today so I'm going into this workout hydrated. No worries. I'm usually good about that. It's when I start early in the morning that I'm not properly hydrated. I can't drink a ton of water and then run. I feel way too full and pretty gross if I do that.

Tip: Make sure you are hydrated before, during, and after workouts. It is SO important.

I'm still in the undecided zone regarding Disney's Princess half marathon. I want to do it but I am also a little scared to do it. I have time to decide but I'm afraid if I wait too long I won't have time to properly train. Considering this will be my first, I need that time.

I've had lots of encouragement to do it so I know I'll have people to cheer me through my training. That? Will help. Immensely. I will, undoubtedly, have some fears and insecurities but I have a good support system. That should help keep me motivated. I hope!! This is a goal that I certainly want to achieve but I wonder if I'm ready for it that soon.

Hmmm... What else?

Oh! I've definitely decided on the new tattoo. Now I just have to get it. I was going to get it in the city last weekend but didn't have the time. I guess that's okay though... I know someone who owns a shop not far away so I will probably go there. I know it has an awesome reputation... They do great work and it's very clean. Most definitely a good place to go. Now I just have to decide when. I was going to go next week after my follow-up with my surgeon but my Mom wants to ride along. I'm not sure she will want to go with me there! I will find a time though.

I'm ready for my next appointment. I cannot wait until next week. The office left me message (well a person from the office) about possibly changing if all is well with me. I really don't want to.

First, there's the matter of time offer work and all. I already have that arranged. That's minor though. The big reason I don't want to push it back is because of those weird lumps in my thighs. They might be nothing but I want that confirmed. Plus everything I'm reading online says "see your surgeon." I really should've called and gone in earlier... Anyway I feel kind of bad because there are a lot of patients who will need their first follow-ups in that time. But... I don't know what these lumps are and I need to take care of myself. They're more obvious now that a lot of the swelling seems as though it's gone down. There are two obvious lumps that were not as obvious as the were before.

Anyway... I'm thinking I'm not going to be as flexible as I usually would be. I really want these lumps checked out!

I really want to post more but I'm not sure I have much more to say. I was hoping to pass a little more time during this walk. However writing for the sake of making treadmill time pass probably isn't a great idea. I'd just be babbling in... No sense in that!!

I'm off to finish this walk, take a dinner break, and do some biking after that. Great way to spend a hot and humid evening. At least I'm in the basement!!


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