Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chest Pains

So I promised an update about my injury for about 2 weeks now! I really have been slacking off, but I think I have a pretty good excuse.

Well I ran my 1/2 Marathon on Sunday and felt fine. I went to work out on Monday and felt fine. Tuesday I was sore so I didn't work out. Then Wednesday I felt fine again so I worked out. Like I said, I felt fine, until I got home from Stroller Strides. Talan had a rough day that day so we had to leave early. (He scratched my friends daughter and he knows that hitting/scratching is uncalled for behavior and we left) Anyways, I don't know if it was from the stress of that incident that sparked it or just everything that I have been doing the last few months. When I got home I started having major chest pains. Like whoa...I think I am having a heart attack chest pains. I felt like a truck was sitting on my chest, I couldn't breathe. I sat down thinking it would go away if I just relaxed and it didn't stop.

I called Mark at work to tell him what was going on and of course he starts to worry which worried me more and made my breathing even faster and harder to breathe. I sat on the couch basically freaking out not know what to do...I had the boys here and couldn't exactly go to the emergency room, but always I worried what if I need to call 911 and can't.

So by about 5pm I had had enough and made Mark take me to the E.R. We got there and they took us right back since I was having difficulty breathing. I ended up getting an EKG which came back negative for any heart problems. They told me that it was most likely Costochondritis, which is inflammation in the cartilage in my rib cage. Lovely! The only remedy for it is rest and ibuprofen. Sound familiar? I don't know what is up with my body lately but it's always something.

I have been "resting" (how can I really rest with 2 toddlers?) for the past 2 weeks and it is finally feeling a bit better but of course I woke up yesterday with a bad cold so now I am dealing with that as well. Fun Fun!

So enough with the complaining/venting!

Here are some cute pics from the last couple weeks!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Get Fit Challenge Reveal Party

So I am finally getting around to posting this. The Get Fit Challenge ended on April 30th...I have just been so busy (and injured, that will be another post...coming soon) to post the results!

Anyways, I got my final dunk and they told me that I lost 9 pounds! Woo hoo! That was pretty awesome considering I had only lost 1 pound up until week 9. This challenge was 12 weeks. Although, the way I have eaten the last week I have probably gained it all back! They wouldn't tell us what our percentages were though because they didn't want people to figure out amongst each other who had won. There were 2 categories, post partum and everyone else. I was in the everyone else category.

The reveal party was at Miguels Restaurant in Corona. It was so much fun. Me and Mark, my friends Emily, Katie and Megan and their husbands all chipped in together and got a limo. We thought we deserved it after all of our hard work...and we definitely did!

I didn't end up winning but I am so glad that I was a part of it. My friend Emily won the post partum category though! And my friend Tricia got 2nd place in the everyone else category! Congrats to them!

Here are my results!
Starting Body Fat %: 24%      Ending Body Fat %: 19.3%
Change in Body Fat %  -4.7%
Starting Weight: 163               Ending Weight: 154.3
Change in Total Weight: -8.8lbs
Lean Mass Starting: 123.9 lbs   Ending Lean Mass: 124.5
Change in Lean Mass: .6lbs
Fat Mass Starting: 39.1 lbs       Ending Fat Mass: 29.8 lbs

Here are some pictures from the Reveal Party

Happy Mother's Day

Yes, I realize that this post is a day late, and honestly I don't care. At least I am posting it. This has been a doozy of a week for me. That is a whole different post. Anyways, back to the original post.

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us when adversity takes the place of prosperity when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."--Washington Irving

This quote truly fits my mom to a tee. She has been there for me ALWAYS. She is my rock. She is the one person in this world that I know I can count on for anything. She always knows just what to say to make me feel better but she will tell me the truth even when I don't want to hear it. My mom is the most selfless, loving person I have ever known. She has taught me what unconditional love is and taught me what it is to me a mom. I hope one day my boys will say that I was even a fragment of the mom that my mom has been to me and my brother and sister.

I love you more than words will ever say Momma!!! You are my heart.

Monday, May 3, 2010

OC 1/2 Marathon

I did it!!! It was amazing.

A couple months ago when my hip was hurting I didn't think that I would be able to finish, but I did and I am so very proud of myself!

Here is a picture of us 4 girls before the race.
Kristin, Emily, Megan and Me

We all started together but after about mile 3 I had to slow down a bit. I took an energy gel and waited for it to kick in. At that point I was just hoping to finish and I hadn't even reached halfway yet. But about mile 5 that energy gel kicked in (or maybe it was adrenaline) I don't know, I got a burst of energy and just went. I turned up my music and just got in a rhythm. Before I knew it I saw a sign that said Mile 7! Woo hoo I was more than halfway. I had to stop and use the port-a-potty around mile 10, but then felt great the rest of the way. I only had to stop to walk at one hill. As I was coming in to the finish line I saw Mark and the boys and my mom and then I started to cry. All the feelings I have had over the last few months...frustration, anticipation, nervousness and doubt all came out as I was running that last bit of course. I could barely catch my breath. It felt AMAZING to cross that finish line. My official time was 2:37:38. 

Here is a picture post-race. I was still trying to catch my breath so excuse the look on my face!