Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Post Ideas

I've had two ideas for blog posts in the last week, and I've forgotten both of them...
Ugh! Life is fast! So fast, I forget myself half the time.

Just to keep you up-to-date, I ran my seventh 5K last night. Ran is debatable, but still, ran a good bit of 5K last night. This whole diabetes thing is a real pain in the you-know-what, if you know what I mean. Lows, highs, balance, energy, etc. I have to admit, I was a little frustrated as I walked most of the 5K, if only to make sure my sugar didn't drop too low. And I think I hate eating. I mean, I want to just NOT eat... especially before I run. But alas, I end up eating. And the worst??? Eating while I run. [hahaha] I know marathoners have to do it because you have to build the energy stores. And a full marathon... gotta down some kind of energy source. But this is just 5K! 3ish miles. I was really frustrated when my calves started hurting by the half mile. All these people running with me and by me... aren't they sore? aren't they tired? Am I the only one who still feels like I'm out of shape? When I feel like I should be in better shape.*eyeroll*


Anyway...enough about that. I'm taking the kids tonight to do another 5K, and we are DEFINITELY walking it. Strolling even...with a stop or two to smell the flowers, right? :D

Army Life:
Today, I'm taking the kids to our first Change of Command ceremony. What?!
Yes, I know. I've been in the Army--haha, I mean my husband's been in the Army for 2.5 years, and I've never been to one. So, we're going. Maybe I'll get a few pics. It's not really that big a deal... the turnover rate around here seems so high, I can't imagine they aren't doing these things at least once or twice a month. But still, there are times, I feel the kids don't get the whole picture of what being in the military or being a military family is...except for their dad is gone alot more, works longer hours, etc. This is a little special, and I've bribed them with ice cream to sit through the speeches. Ice cream and oreos, actually.

Revisions on One Heartbeat are in full swing again. After recieving interest in the story from an editor who suggested a few changes, I'm going through it to see if I can't tighten up the story and make it better. Two major[ish] changes, though, and I hope I don't completely LOSE the editor over them, but they do fix the problem she had with the story in the first place. So we'll see. I'm actually excited about the changes, so even if she doesn't like them... by the end of the year, I'll be putting this story out for sale even if I have to self-publish it.

That's all around here.
Have a great week.
With Love,


  1. Everything you've mentioned in the "running" part of your post is normal, especially when they are just starting out.

    You don't want to eat (or drink) too much before you run, especially stuff with a lot of fiber. Try to eat something an hour or so before if you diabetes allows for it. That way it's not just sitting in your stomach - that can be really uncomfortable.

    I've done a few races (you can see them on my old website if you scroll down to the bottom - - I have to get that stuff moved off of there someday...) and started running about your age, so you will improve. But unless you're really out jogging three or more times a week, it'll take a while. Since you say you've only done your 7th 5K, the fact that your legs get tired and sore is normal. It really is. If you only get to run once or twice a week you also have to be careful not to do more than you should - it's tough to improve with that sort of training schedule. And the diabetes is another problem that I didn't have, so watching your blood sugar is an additional concern. I can't help on that - I don't know enough... But you will improve. Just be patient!


    Hope your edits work out! I'm hearing that dreaded "E-word" from so many writers these days! It's making me NOT look forward to writing a novel...

    1. THank Kevin!! I need to be patient! ;) I just feel like it should be easier...a little bit. :P

  2. While i can walk 3 or even 6 miles easy-peasy, I'm no runner so good for you for giving the 5K a go. I'm envious of some of the bicyclists who race by me, especially when I walk a hillier route. I know I'd increase stamina and knee stretnght if I rode mine more often, but sometimes it's just easier and more pleasant to walk. Plus I'm lazy. ;)


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