Sunday, March 28, 2010

One more week down

And ONE MORE WEEK to go! I "graduate" from my seven day, 40 hour/week intensive treatment program on Easter Sunday. In my opinion, that's a great day for an important transition in life to take place. Beginning April 5th I will begin a 12-week program that is three days a week for 1.5 hours a day. (singing)



I have been completely exhausted by the time I sit down in the evening after everything is done. I know, I must sound like a broken record when I say this but it's true. Luckily I have great friends and I set up dates for exercise after treatment during the week. If I didn't, I would probably come home and never get back out again.



Monday I ran with Christy. She ran a trail half marathon on Saturday so we just did a little 4-miler along the Alameda Creek Trail. We took it nice and slow and had GREAT conversation along the way. I had a headache when we started, actually considered canceling, but felt awesome when we were done!


On Tuesday I met Kristi for a bike ride. Her schedule called for a 45 minute easy ride. We met at the Isherwood staging area and pedaled out toward the bay. Oooooh, it was windy out there. Yes, it was nice having a tail wind on the return trip. Last time I rode with Kristi we rode down Niles Canyon and back so we were single file the entire ride. This ride was nice because we could actually ride side by side and chat the whole time. Someone on Facebook said I look like a pink power ranger in this picture so I decided to post it. ;)


Then on Thursday, sweet Theresa drove down to Garin and met Boomer and I for a very nice trail run. We climbed some good hills and I was able to show her some of my favorite single track trails.


Theresa got cow crap on her leg. The "rock" she thought she stepped on? It went SQUISH as she stepped on it. Oopsie! LOL If you enlarge this picture, you can see Boomer running up the hill behind her. Super cute!!

She was brave enough to climb in this tree for a photo.


I am feeling better each and every day I wake up. I am getting what I need from this program and it is a blessing I am able to attend it. I'm very grateful I have friends in my life that are so supportive and willing to listen to me and give me encouragement. My little family is being extremely patient while I am busy doing all the work I need to get better. Even after this next week is done and I transition to the next level of care, I will still have to continue the work. I'm just really happy to be alive today and I look at every day as a gift given to me by God!
"MED2010" Accountability:
03/22 - 4 mile run
03/23 - 14 mile bike ride, "24SET" class
03/24 - 1.5 mile walk
03/25 - 5 mile trail run, "24SET" class
03/26 - 3 mile walk
03/27 - 2 mile walk
03/28 - 1.5 mile walk
Until later.............

15 comments:

Missy said...

Boomer looks like where's Waldo in that picture! Too cute. Sounds exhausted but good all at the same time!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

One day at a time..
Hang in there
blogland thoughts are with you

Lisa said...

"graduating" on Easter Sunday - very cool. Continued prayers and best wishes...

Glenn Jones said...

Glad to hear that life is good JoLynn!

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

A Spring renewal! I am glad to hear it is all going well. Peace!

Katie A. said...

I love the Boomer pictures! And you are looking great! Keep up the good work and know that I think of you often. :)

Iris said...

I'm glad you've stuck with it, and have a graduation to look forward to. Best of luck as you continue on...

Kristi said...

Hang in there lady and keep taking care of yourself!

I can only imagine how exhausting that must be! Congrats on the upcoming graduation. :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Glad to hear your "graduating" and feeling better.

Your photos didn't link - bummer. You always have such great ones.

Your friends are great to set up exercise 'dates'. I am sure it helps!

aron said...

you are almost there!! and look at all those awesome friends helping you out along the way :) you're doing great lady, almost to the finish line of the first part!

RBR said...

My recovery date is March 31, 1991. It on Easter that year. It is a really special holiday for me for that reason. (Ok, and because I LOVE Reese's peanut butter eggs)

Congratulations and my offer still stands. :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Pink power ranger, that's funny! Glad to see you smiling ;) Hugs.

René said...

way to go!

jen said...

Great photos and great attitude. Congratulations on all you've accomplished so far. :)

trailturtle said...

Dear Jo Lynn,
I have been away for a month doing my first international (besides Canada) trip--a wonderful life celebration cycling and hiking NZ--but with limited internet access; hence, I am just starting to catch up on blogs. Of course, my trip started right before your post about your program :(, so sorry for my silence. Anyway, glad that you are in treatment...you have endless opportunities ahead of you. One of the "Boomer pictures" showed that the poppies are out, so there is no doubt that Spring is here and it is all up from here! Take care and hope to still hook up with you at a PCTR event or trail run/walk. I hope to be in CA for the RP and BB events in May. Hve fun and keep the spirit! Ann