Friday, September 26, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things- September 26th

Thanks to our host Viklit and co-hosts Diana Wilder, L.G. Keltner, Cyborg Mom and CaffeMaggieato!

This week I'm celebrating...

FINALLY CELEBRATING AGAIN!  You may have noticed that this is my first Celebration post since last August.  And here it is the end of September.  I sort-of fell of the face of the planet.  I haven't blogged, haven't visited- heck man, I wasn't even checking my e-mail.  Why?   Well, I could tell you that work has been absolutely kicking my ass what with not getting home until 10pm most evenings and being so exhausted on the weekends that I don't do anything but that's a damned poor excuse so screw that.  The fact of the matter is that I simply didn't make it a priority and for that I am deeply, deeply sorry.  For all of you out there who haven't seen me post a comment in forever and a blue moon- I am coming.  And for those hoping to see more of me here- I am writing.  And to everyone- I am sorry.  Truly.

Feeling Better  Monday night my throat got irritated.  I though the cup of coffee I had grabbed was simply too hot but when it was worse at the end of the night I thought 'Uh-oh..."  Come Tuesday it had evolved into a full-blown sore throat and congestion and had all the tell-tale signs of an oncoming cold.  I spent the first half of the day wondering whether I should try to arrange group coverage and the second half the day giving in and cancelling/rescheduling all my appointments for Wednesday.  It turned out to be a good call cause by the end of the night I sounded like a frog that had been run over by a truck and I was getting light headed and achy.  Wednesday I dosed myself with cold meds and slept so much I can count the hours I was awake on one hand.  Yesterday I was still froggy and sniffly but my energy started to come back and today, thankfully, I am officially on the mend.  So I'm grateful to be on the downward slope with this thing and hopeful that within short order I'll be feeling 100%.

More 5Ks  There were a couple more 5ks earlier this month- a Saturday and a Sunday somewhere in the weeks past.  One of them involved a whole bunch of doggies running with me which was awesome and probably made that one my favorite run yet (especially since it was hosted by the emergency vet we've had to rush Buddy to several times) so I'll definitely be doing that one again.  It's good but I need to get back on track to ramp up my mileage for the marathon in November.  But still, celebrating the 5ks.

I apologize, again, for missing so many weeks and ask you all to bear with me as I try to catch up with all you fine folks...



  1. We know exactly how you mean, sometimes blogging can't be top of your 'to do list.' Good to see you back though, hope you are feeling better real soon.

  2. Beverly, sometimes we have to step away from the blogging and take a break. So glad to see you back. : ) Hope you are feeling 100% real soon!

  3. So screw that - made me laugh!
    A run with dogs would be a lot more fun.
    No worries. I stepped away last weekend and enjoyed it.

  4. I make it a point to take a break from all things social media at the year's end. Helps me come back with a different, less manic perspective. We all need this.

  5. I think everyone has times where you blogging simply has to take a backseat to other priorities. I've been going through the same thing and want to get back to blogging regularly but life gets in the way.
    Glad to see you, Bev. Take care!

  6. As someone who has only just returned to the blogosphere herself, I totally understand. I feel so bad that I haven't been around, but I just haven't had the time. I'm back now, though!
    Glad to see you back, and hope you feel better soon!

  7. Glad to hear you're feeling better! Good luck with your marathon training!

  8. Despite the exhaustion you've still been running 5K's? Good on you, lady!

  9. Glad to have you back! I've been pretty MIA these past couple of weeks too...traveling was my excuse :)

  10. I stepped away earlier, too. It's needed at times. :)
    I want to do more 5K's. Two of my sons are long distance runners, and I think it'd be fun to join a 5K with them some time! I need to train for that first, though.


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