Friday, June 06, 2014

Small World

It is a small world-  I know I live near Smalbany, but this is outside that small world reference.  In addition to being a knitter, I have become a runner.  I think I can say that since I ran a half marathon last October, and finished the damn thing and have the medal to prove it.  

I filled out a survey some time ago for Another Mother Runner a podcasting, author duo about running, being a mom and making life fit together.  I got an email last week from someone helping AMR write their book asking if I would like to talk to her about running and diabetes.   

While I didn't know it at the time, it was Adrienne Martini, from Sweater Quest, and she lives live an hour from me.  It is really odd to talk to someone you know quite a lot about ( I read the book quite some time ago) and not realize it is them you are speaking too.  She is also a runner. 

Not much knitting happening, having issues with shoulder pain and lack of motivation. Finished this most recently. Vortex shawl by Kristina McCurley knit out of gypsy girl gradations that I picked up at Rhinebeck in 2012 or so.
Sorry for the poor photo quality, I took this in a hurry and didn't have time to grab the photos from the good camera.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hello World

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It's time for my yearly post

Well, it looks like it is time for my annual post on the blog.  No apologies, my life, like everyone else's is busy. 

This past year has been a doozy!  I ran the half marathon on October and did as good as could be expected.  I was about 1/2 an hour slower than I wanted, but training was interrupted due to chronic pain and illness. 

I was diagnosed with endometrosis in September after a month of tests, painkillers, late nights and lots of doctors visits.  It was a tough time, and things got tougher as we progressed through the Fall.  There is no cure for endo, it is a painful, pervasive and terrible ordeal.  I'm just thankful I didn't show symptoms until last Fall.  The Fall and winter are really a blur for me, I don't think any of us realized how bad things were.  I was just trying to manage the symptoms as best I could, and trying to keep everything together though a haze of chronic pain, and uncertainty. 

I ended up having a complete hysterectomy in late March, and I am now completely recovered.  The surgeon was shocked when during the surgery they realized I was in stage 4 endo, not the stage 1 or 2 they had been expecting.  I was pretty asymptomatic for the years it took for things to get that far out of control.  I'm surprised at how good I now feel 8 weeks post surgery, and how fast I healed. 

Now to get back to running and training for the next race.