Hey guys. Time for another monthly slice into my life and all the little things I am loving this month. Be sure to check out past posts to catch up on other awesome finds I wrote about.
Here is a whole year of loving lately in case you missed it:
Loving Lately – March 2017
Loving Lately – February 2017
Loving Lately – January 2017
Loving Lately – December 2016
Loving Lately – November 2016
Loving Lately – October 2016
Loving Lately – September 2016
Loving Lately – August 2016
Loving Lately – July 2016
Loving Lately – June 2016
Loving Lately – May 2016
Loving Lately – April 2016
The End is in Sight –
We are so close to the end of the school year I can see it on the horizon. Just the rest of this week, then 3 days next week, then FREEDOM – which if you are, or have ever been a teacher, you know is just a reward for surviving May and state testing. (Yes, surviving, ask any teacher.)
I am really excited about summer vacation because, for only the 2nd year out of my 13, I will not be teaching summer school. Instead I will be spending the summer:
– working with doctors and focusing on getting healthy again
– getting into my Chicago marathon training
– working on a TON of run coaching stuff that has sat on the back burner all year
I’ll probably still be doing about 40 hours of work a week, but that is way better than the 60 – 80 I do normally. Plus, it will all be focused on my run coaching, blogging, etc. which makes me oh so happy.
A Month on Meds –
As of two days from now I will have officially be on my new thyroid meds, Nature-throid, for a month. The truth is I have not noticed any changes at all and I am still really struggling. So then, why am I excited that I have been on meds for a month? Because after a month I can go back to my doctors and we can reevaluate the dose.
I started on a dose that was level 2 out of 14 because they always want to start you very low so there are no negative side effects. However, because of this it can take 6 to 12 months to find the dose that best fits your body. I am glad I tried it for a month and ready to discuss the next step with my doctor.
While getting my thyroid figured out and finding the right dosage of meds could be a long road, after being sick for years, I am glad to be on the right track finally.
The Start of Marathon Training –
Last week marked the official start of my Chicago Marathon training plan. With being such a medical mess recently my last two marathons were UGLY. I walked NYC and had my first ever DNF at Run with Donna. Because I am not sure how my body will improve with my new diagnosis I do not have any big time goals for Chicago.
My goals are to use the marathon training as:
– a reason to get up and moving even on days I really don’t want to
– a way to try to get back in running shape
– exercise to help with losing the 50 pounds I gained
– a mental boost to prove to myself I can still do it
Dog Day at the Ball Park –
Our local baseball team is the Charleston Riverdogs and my parents and I always go to at least one game a year. I love that the park is right outside on the marsh, that I get to eat ballpark food for dinner, and I have the best time people watching. My mom is on the same page as me, my dad actually watches the games. Well, being the Riverdogs, every few weeks they have Dog Day and everyone is allowed to bring their dogs. My parents decided to bring their pup Grits and he had the BEST time.
Grits got to try bites of hot dog, pork rinds, peanuts, and fries – all of which he though were delicious! Strangers asked to take his picture, people would come up and pet him, and he even ended up on the big screen. Turns out he liked the celebrity treatment. It was a really fun night and a great time with my family.
Let me know –
What are you loving lately?
Are the kids where you live on summer vacation?
Dogs at the ball park – yes or no?