Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday Three – Things could be better...but things could be much worse.

1. First off thanks to all for you concern about my Mom. It is turning out to be a very long road. At the end of last week things were going great but then on Sunday Mom started feeling really bad. On Tuesday they decided that she had something called C. Diff which is caused when the antibiotics kill not only the bad bacteria but the good. She was feeling very bad for a few days and while she is starting to feel a little better she obviously has not made progress in the strength department. She had been getting up and walking some with the walker but that came to an hault. She also ended up on oxygen and IV’s again. Hopefully she will soon feel strong enough to start walking and exercising again. Good news is that the pneumonia that she went in for is all cleared up. Tomorrow will start week 5 of the hospital adventure. And week 6ish since the left Colorado. Keeping my fingers crossed that they will be able to come home soon!



2. Motivation.....lacking. I’ve gotten some workouts in, but not near what I should. Running is just killing me. I was doing pretty darn good on training for the ½ marathon I have coming up in just about a month, but all that went out the window with being out of town and this darn cold. I’ve been out to run a few times but it feels so hard. My heart rate is much higher than it was, my lungs are not yet clear and my calves especially are very tight. Although I occasionally have this little “thing” in my butt too. It’s not the same place as when I was problems before so I don’t know if it is the same thing or not. Most of the time I don’t even notice it, but occasionally it likes to speak to me.



3. Monday will be 20 weeks until Boulder 70.3. I need to pick a plan and get started. I’m thinking I may just go with the one I used last year from Beginner Triathlete. Overall I thought it was pretty good last year and it’s nice that you can import it to your log and see it all laid out. Maybe this will help with my motivation. Do you have a favorite plan that you use?



Keeping a positive attitude....



12 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

Hang in there and all of my best to your mom. Let me know if you want to talk/email for a little pep talk!

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

Oh no Julie! I was hoping she would be home by now! I hope her strength continues to improve so she can come back home and thank goodness that pneumonia cleared up.

I need to start training for my triathlon too and I keep getting stopped in my tracks. I am currently dying from the flu so if I make it maybe we can motivate each other!

Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal said...

Keeping you in my thoughts, Julie!

Julie Arts said...

Thinking of you!! I'm so sorry your family is going through this, Julie.

Matthew Smith said...

It sounds like you mom is a roller coaster of up and down! I hope she goes and STAYS up soon! Running just sucks sometimes. Keep at it, and you'll push through it. That Boulder 70.3 sounds like a blast. I like the BT plan as well. You're going to do great!

Diana said...

C-diff!!! Ugh, what a bummer! That's so draining for patients-and just went your Mom was getting some strength back-tell her to be patient, once that's cleared up she should start to feel better. Take those IV's, at least she's getting fluids she can't handle orally.

Your motivation will come back....just remember how great you felt after accomplishing the 70.3 last year and work back from that feeling!

Prayers and thoughts to you, your Mom and the rest of your family in hopes she gets to come home soon!

Christi said...

Sending you and the family prayers. Here if you need me!

Terzah said...

I'm continuing to send your mom good vibes--antibiotics are tiring even for people in good health--hopefully she'll get past this. And I feel you on the half--I've decided to just go visit my brother that weekend.

Lots of strength to you, my friend!

Teamarcia said...

Thinking all the best thoughts for your mom!

Aimee said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I am sending lots of healing vibes her way!

My motivation is lacking too...ugh! Hopefully this nice weather will help us both! :)

Jennifer said...

How has Mom been this weekend? Hope you find your training groove - have you found a plan yet? Sending positive thoughts your way...

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