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!
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!
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!
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!
I’m linking up with Tricia, Holly 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!