Mommy in Pieces

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Humpty Dumpty….

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I wish that I had a good story.  I wish that it was saving a kitten, or walking a little old lady across the street.


My training for the Beat the Blerch Half Marathon was going SO WELL!  I was rocking the Another Mother Runner Find Your Strong Challenge.  I had control over my schedule.  I was getting my runs in.  I was making better food choices and my confidence was actually for once in a long time growing..   It was a great Monday morning, the boys got off to school with no tantrums, I was wearing my favorite Dr. Who socks..  Time to face the day, down the stairs and SNAP!!!

By the time my butt touched the stairs and I pulled up my pant leg, there was already a tennis ball sized swollen deformity.  I am sure that you can imagine the string of expletives that came out of my mouth!  Being home alone and it being my right foot I was thankful for my phone being with reach and dialed up my friendly neighborhood 911 operator.

ambulance3There is an important lesson to be learned for the eternal multi-tasker… while you are on 911 on your cell phone, you are not able to do anything else on your phone.  No texting, no picture taking etc.!  UGH!

Off to the hospital I went with really nice Medics in the Ambulance.  They wouldn’t give me whiskey of a leather strap to bite on.  I was given an IV and some meds.  Was cleared for surgery and had X-rays.  The doctor was surprised when the joint was shattered!

I am now the proud new owner of a cast and shiny new crutches!!  Off to see the Orthopedist tomorrow!


Demons Be Gone



I was the girl that ALWAYS looked for the excuse.  Tried to find a way to explain away my unhealthy life.  Felt a calling and a magnetic pull to the couch and the TV.  I could come up with a million reasons at the drop of the hat as to why I was overweight; genetics, my knee, I tried hard…..


1381960_10151945025045871_200699152_n(1)I cant tell you the exact moment that I decided that enough was enough, it was a gradual awakening.  I laced up my shoes, chose healthy over what I “thought” I wanted.  I walked, then I jogged, then I ran!  I have completed races that my own community said that I would fail at.

Last night.. the old demons surfaced.  I was tired, I wanted sweets, I was stressed out by life and my kids.  It was late, there was a wild storm raging, the treadmill had stuff on it, there was TV to watch…  But, I put on my shoes, I put on my workout clothes.  Stepped on to the treadmill that I hadn’t used since I had gotten it for free a few months ago.   The sound of the motor so loud in my second floor apartment, I wanted to turn it off.  The pounding of my steps echoing…  I thought for sure the folks downstairs would call animal control to report a heard of elephants had taken up residence on the second floor.  Then the coup de grâce, I discovered the belt on the treadmill itself was slippery.. I kept sliding.  My face felt a magnetic pull to the display console.  Every time I tried to pic up the pace to get into a run, gravity tried to have its way with me.  I REALLY wanted to quit.  Instead, I increased the incline, kicked up the speed to a fast walk and climbed and held on for dear life!!  I think that I even got a decent arm workout!

2miles of up hill climb, sweating buckets, I had fought back the weight of excuses drawing me back to a sedentary existence. Never give up.  No Excuses.  Making the hard choices for an even better future.


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