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Second Opinion?

If you went in to have (minor outpatient) surgery and when you were done, they told you that what they were looking for wasn't there, would you get a second opinion?

I went into the doctor's office on Tuesday and she tried, and failed, to fix my problem right then and there. Imagine my shock when she then told me I would need surgery to fix it...and she wanted it done as soon as possible. Next thing I knew, I was scheduled for surgery first thing Thursday morning. E graciously said that she could take me to the hospital at 5:30am and S was around to sit by my side for the rest of the day through my recovery.

I don't remember much from right before and right after the procedure, they put me under general anesthesia. But I do remember the other doctor who had been in the room coming in to my recovery room to tell me that they hadn't found what they were looking for, they put in a couple sutures and that was that. Ummm...excuse me? What?!?

I know I need to at least speak…

Things I want to do

I always make all these lists of things I want to do. I've had this one, that one, another one and some others. Some things get done, some don't.

We'll see how this list goes. My spring/summer to do list...

Friday friday friday

Here's what: March 20

Here's what three things I'm obsessed with this week...

I want some new things for my place. I could use another chair in the living room. And I really like this world map. I have a bunch of art just laying around that I haven't hung up yet. I love my apartment, but I don't always feel like it's my place. I want to make it my home. 

Running has been good this week. I'm still tired when I'm out there, but not as tired. Make sense? No? That's ok. Monday was four miles, Tuesday was seven miles and yesterday was hot yoga.

Our birthday is in two weeks!

I got nothing

For the past year and a bit I've used this blog to keep you all up to date on what's going on with me and vent about the things that are/were bothering me.

Well. Right now I'm good. I don't have anything to complain about, well at least not right this second :)...and I find myself having writers block. Which I really don't like. I could do a weekend recap post telling you about how I went out every night. Again. And had so much fun. And how I love the three day weekends that are starting back up here. Or about how much fun I had finally cooking that risotto for dinner last night with friends.

But when I sit down to write an entire post about those things, I just stare at the computer screen and zone out. It would be easier if I had photos I could post. And I did take some shots at the Rodeo but I never seem to remember to take pictures of anything. I'll have to work on that.

In the meantime...just remember this...because I am.

Here's what: March 13

Here's what three things I'm obsessed with this week...

Holy hot yoga. Now I know I am trying not to be negative. This is not negative, it's just true. I had no idea how absolutely out of shape I am. Or how much muscle tone I've lost in the last five months. I've taken some breaks from working out every year since college, but nothing like this time. After the incident in October, I completely shut down, did not work out at all and ate whatever I wanted. For five long months. Not my best move. It's going to hurt trying to get it back. And I'm ok with that. Bc I want my body back. There's a yoga place not far from here and I just signed up for 30 days for $30. I hope to go at least four times a week until that expires.

I might have to add this shrimp and avocado salad to my spring menu rotation. It sounds amazing. At the very least, I need to try it.

My favorite bakery in Houston - Sweet - is expanding and opening a cafe - Tout Suite - just a few blocks …


I'm sort of afraid to say for fear of jinxing anything, but for the first time in a long time I am relatively happy with where I am in life. Work is going pretty well and I actually have a life outside of work for the first time since moving here 18 months ago.

Running is going ok too. I think I finally figured out what my problem is with my long runs. I'm just not eating enough. Three weeks ago, some of the girls and I decided it was time to get healthy and I reduced my caloric intake. I haven't exactly been counting, but it's probably been somewhere between 1,000-1,200 calories a day and there def has not been enough protein. And that's just not enough for me to sustain an eight mile run below 10 minute pace. So I went to the grocery store last night (I had planned to anyway bc I'm making this risotto tomorrow night) and semi-stocked up on some food. I need to sit down and plan a menu for next week maybe and then really get going on making sure I am eating …

Weekend recap

I did not want to get out of bed Saturday morning, but when I finally did it was still cool enough to head out for my supposed-to-be 8 mile run. I think for the time being I'm going to stick to completely flat courses for my long runs. The plan was just to do four out and back, but I didn't really care for my route so I went out just under three, headed back and did a loop around the park. It should have been over 8 and yet somehow was only 7.2. I've had better runs, but I've also had way worse so there's that. My short runs have been going really well, I just need to get it together for my long runs.

I've lived here for idk a year and a half now, but I still haven't really done that much. So when S found out that I had been to Galveston once, by myself, he thought we should go hang out for the day. I picked him up, but thankfully he drove. By the time we got down there it was time for lunch and we ate at a place called The Spot. After we ordered, and we ha…

Here's what: March 6

Here's what three things I'm obsessed with this week...

There are 52 days until I run the Nike Women's Marathon in DC. I think I'm in a pretty good spot, but def want to speed things up a bit. And I really need to decide on my travel plans. Easter is the weekend before the race so do I fly into Philly on Good Friday, spend the whole week with the fam and drive with them down to DC for the weekend? Or fly into Philly on Thursday or Friday before the race and drive down with them? Or just meet them in DC? I can't decide.

The Twin is having an Open House for Stella & Dot this weekend and even though I can't be there, I can still shop online.

I am always looking for motivation right now to work out. I have goals that I want to accomplish and sometimes you just need a little push to help get the job done.

Weekend recap

Saturday morning was supposed to be an 8 mile long run. Except it wasn't. Again. For the second weekend in a row I cut my long run short. I left the house at 8:30 and it was about 70 with 95% humidity. I've done runs like that in the past and, even though they're no fun, I've managed to get through them. I left the park at a 9:15 pace, and half a mile in I wanted to stop. I tried to slow down, but I'm horrible at pacing. I fought with myself for two miles, walking and running, before deciding to cut the run short. Half a mile from my car I finally started to feel better, but by then I was so in my head I just stopped at four.

I seriously thought about doing another four on the treadmill in the afternoon, but I just wasn't feeling it. So I ran some errands and then it was time for the rodeo. I'd never been before and a friend works a cook off tent there and got us all tickets. The food was good and the drinks were free. It was a good time.

Sunday was a very…


See you tomorrow.