This Week’s Gallivantin’: Unraveling at 50

Unraveling (1)It’s been a bumpy ride for the LadyBird the past couple of weeks. After going in for what was supposed to be my routine annual checkup, I came out with an abnormal mammogram and a couple of abnormal lab results leaving me feeling confused and a little worried. Who knew you could be ‘sick’ while feeling so great! It can be somewhat deflating to find out that despite all of your efforts at exercising and eating healthy, one can still have an elevated cholesterol level.  Apparently, this sort of thing is 70% hereditary and 30% diet/exercise. So there. Not my fault, right? Something else to blame the parentals for! Anyway, I will attempt to tighten up the old diet a little more, eliminate more sodium and do what I can to prevent having to take a pill.

However, on a good note, my new GYN had pity on me and gave me hormones! Halle-freaking-luja! I’ve never been so excited about estrogen in my life! I’m telling you ladies ….menopause is not for the faint of heart! But despite all the poking, prodding, needles, angst, and countless hours spent on WebMD …I did manage to get in my runs. Here’s how my week looked:

Sunday: Spent the day with my boys. Happy Mother’s Day!PicsArt_05-14-08.17.51

Monday: 6.5 mile run and 30 minute HIIT

Tuesday:  Medical procedure (biopsy – results were benign. Praise the Lord!) No physical exertion for 48 hours.

Wednesday: Another rest day and some quality time with the college boy ….obviously, I’m not the only one who has missed him this past year!20170519_080522

Thursday: Had 5 miles on the schedule but stopped at 4. It was blazing hot and humid and I was still a little sore from Tuesday’s procedure

Friday:  Squats and push-ups and a much needed lunch date with the hubs

Saturday: 9 mile run in my new toe socks. I just can’t tell you how much I love these things! Total game changer regarding hot spots and blisters!20170520_071408


Whew! I can honestly say, that is one week I’m glad to have behind me!  After a few more precautionary tests to get through and a couple of more weeks of HRT, I’ll be back to being fabulous again.  I’m focusing on Utah! Flight is booked, hotel and rental car secured. Not sure if my knees and ankles are ready for it, but I’m anxious to run some downhill miles, view incredibly beautiful scenery and meet some fabulous fellow bloggers!

…..and that’s a wrap my friends! I’ll leave you with my most liked IG post of last week.



Finding “Fabulous” at Fifty, one day at a time!


WeeklyWrapI’m linking up with TriciaHolly and Wendy (guest host) for the Weekly Wrap link-up. I’m late linking up this week, so if you haven’t already visited these fabulous ladies blogs, do so promptly ….they are smart, funny and inspiring!


21 thoughts on “This Week’s Gallivantin’: Unraveling at 50

  1. I am glad your biopsy went well and it was benign! I know about those health disruptions, mine keep popping up as well. I can’t seem to out run the genes. Do you feel a difference on the hormones?! I am tried of waking up and sweating lol
    I think Utah is going to be a #holottafun


  2. Whew! I’m so glad to hear that everything was ok. I had a biopsy a couple of years ago, which was normal. Now I’m back to “screening”. I’m considering HRT. Hot flashes are out of control. You are right. Menopause is not for the weak.

    Glad to hear you are back on the road!


    • Thanks girl! This HRT has almost completely eliminated those nasty hot flashes!! This doc prescribes the bioidentical hormones which (I’m sure you are familiar with) are more natural and have less cancer risk. I was desperate for some relief! 🙂


  3. First off I’m so very glad the test results were ok and I kniw you’ve struggled with the flashes an all that brings with it. I’m glad you’ve seen great results. I just hate you didn’t know about the relief before. But at least you do now!!!


  4. So glad it came back benign! I was wondering where you’d gone to.
    And some people just have naturally high cholesterol, so it can depend on other factors whether or not you need meds. Of course, I’m not a dr or nurse!
    Luckily I don’t really suffer much with hot flashes at all. At least not yet. My mother didn’t either, and I don’t think my sister did, so maybe that’s hereditary too? I’m sure relief from that will be very welcome!
    Of course, I still don’t sleep all that great anyway . . .


  5. Darlene says:

    Hope things are smooth sailing from now on.
    Getting is old is sometimes tough, but as they say, the alternative is worse.


  6. So happy that the biopsy went well and that the test results were okay. That’s awesome that you are finding some relief with HRT. It’s so annoying that women have to deal with so much when it comes to our bodies and men have it way easier!


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