Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bummer news!

This post is supposed to be about how awesome I did in my triathlon. Unfortunately, I wasn't even able to do it. All last week I was feeling dizzy and lightheaded. It kept getting worse and worse. By Thursday morning I was barely able to stand up and get ready. My hands were shaky and vision was kinda hazy. I tried to get out of the house and run some errands but by the time I got in the car and started driving I felt worse. I went to the walk-in and, of course, they wouldn't even see me. They told me I needed to go the ER. Ugh! So I packed Zoe back up and went to the hospital.

They ran a bunch of tests and determined that I had severe dehydration. I felt a bit better after they pumped 2 bags of fluid into me, but still felt yucky. I think the worst part was knowing how close I had gotten to my goal of completing a triathlon. All that hard work and this is what happens... Well, I'm sure you guessed it. I didn't get to compete after all.

If my body allows, I will definitely be competing in not just one but a few next year.
Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Summer Fun!

Well, we just got done with the Moses Lake Fair! Actually, Ty just got done with it. He had a booth in the Vendor Building for ADT and worked 12 -13 hour days. He is so glad to be done. It's extremely exhausting but definitely well worth the hard work. I'm thinking I'm gonna be a single mom for the next few months because he is slammed with appointments. I love the money, but miss my honey! haha.

Zoe spent most of last week with me at the fair too. She did so good in her stroller. It's so fun to watch her take it all in. So many colors and different people to look at. She'll definitely be a good people watcher just like her mom.

I spent some time with my friend, Alyson Keeley, yesterday at a photo shoot. I had a lot of fun. I love everything about photography and I like posing people. :) I'm glad she let Zoe & I tag along. I need to keep busy so I don't get too bored.

The triathlon is this weekend and honestly I'm looking forward to being done with it. The training has been exhausting & these early morning workouts are killin' me. I'm glad I have followed through with it though. I wanted to quit so many times, but when you are working out with 4 other women they kinda make you stick it out. It's funny, if one of us is late or doesn't want to workout that day we are all calling them or texting them to get off their butt and workout. It's definitely a good motivator when you know there are others counting on you being there. I would recommend working out with a group to anyone who needs a little extra drive. The tri is in Issaquah at Lake Sammamish. I hear it's beautiful there. I can't wait to see how my body will respond on race day. I miss competitive sports, and I know my adrenaline will be pumping. Wish me luck!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Family Reunion

I can't believe it, but I ran 4 miles today. I had to take a little break after about three & walked a bit, but I keep running and finished. I have never ran that much in a single workout before, so I was pretty proud of myself. Tomorrow we are swimming about a mile. I'm finally starting to get used to these crazy hard workouts. It sure does feel good to sweat so much.

Ty finished up softball & we are both a little relieved it is all over. It was definitely a long season. They didn't place at state, but won a few tournaments along the way.

Zoe is 4 1/2 months & is totally trying to crawl. She hasn't figured out what to do with her hands and arms yet but her legs are movin' like crazy. She gets her feet under her and her butt in the air and scoots forward. She sucks on her toes all the time and gets mad when I disturb her while she's busy with them. haha. I think that is hilarious. She loves to stand also. Her personality is coming out like crazy & I love being around her. I'm not gonna lie, those first few months were pretty rough & dealing with postpartum depression wasn't fun. I finally feel like I have a handle on things and am able to enjoy the small things throughout the day. Yay!