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Monday, March 1, 2010

Can We Just Skip February Next Year?

So if you remember, 2009's February sucked ass. I really thought nothing could top it.

So 2/2, I lost my job. 2/6 my dryer broke. 2/10 the doorbell broke when the dryer part was delivered. I didn't even get a job on my birthday. I couldn't go see my grandfather for his birthday. He passed away 2 days later (no, I didn't realize he was THAT badly off when I wanted to see him). And I cleaned my shower, taking the grout off the shower, which I've since repaired.

So I'm going to MD at the end of the week with my dad and my brother. D is going to stay here to take care of the dogs. Truthfully, I know my grandfather is better off. He had just turned 89. At 83, he got cancer and decided to beat it. At 84, he got diabetes and another hip replacement. At 85 he had a stroke. At 86 he got MRSA. The man just didn't want to go. But his body did. It is always hard to watch someone get old when they aren't healthy. Thankfully, my grandmother has met him, and they are now drinking and playing backgammon for eternity.

The difference between this year and last year's Februarys...I continued running. I ran 72+ miles in February. I ate too much, so no weight loss (but a nice gain), but seeing my friend DL got me back on track. I saw her in August. Since then, she has lost 20 pounds and looks fabulous. Of course, what did we do this weekend...eat and drink.

I did run 7 miles over the weekend. Never have I run that far, but I did it. D ran his on the dreadmill. I ran outside.

So the first of March, I've tracked all my food and gone for a run. D and I did rejoin the gym for a month. After a snafu, we are members until May. That makes me happy. I really was going to miss the gym. Although I will be doing an 8 miler outside on Friday before I drive to my dad's. I'm thinking my legs will love me for that.

So I'm trying to stay positive. Hopefully my phone will start ringing.


RockStarTri said...

Gimme a M
Gimme a A
Gimme a R
Gimme a C
Gimme a H

What's that spell? March! Go March!

Carly said...

dayum you have had enough shit for the entire year. I hope March changes the streak.

I am sorry about your Grandfather.

GeorgiaSnail said...

Congrats for hitting 72+ miles for the month of February! The best part about it being March means that spring is right around the corner...

Lisa said...

Good job on your 7mil run.

it's a new month. you get to start with a clean slate. :-)

Julie said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandfather, but as you said I think he's in a better place now.

Way to go on the running in Febuary and here to things turning around in March!

Tammy said...

Aw, Al. You should just tear out the February from next year's calendar and forget that it exists.

Great job on continuing to run, and keeping yourself busy with odd jobs around the house...

Sorry to hear about your grandfather.

Happy March!

Carolina John said...

wow that is a rough month. Keep your chin up girl. March brings springtime and blooms on the trees and bulbs here, and lots and lots of sunshine. except today, when it is snowing.