It started this past week. I went to the Pacific Northwest Blogger meet-up with Jes and Tegan Friday night. And I didn't run out of energy.
And then Saturday was a super productive day as I mentioned before.
Sunday we got up early and went to breakfast, then I went to the coffeshop while Phil went fishing, and to Danielle's house to make some freezer jam. I got home and cleaned the bathroom, started laundry and made a salad.
Monday night I went to the gym and attempted running again. It wasn't pretty and it was harder than it should be. But I was able to walk/run 4 miles in an hour, which isn't all that bad considering how little I have moved since my half-marathon last October.
Then I began looking at races to sign up for. And I realized I wanted to sign up for not one, not two, but THREE different races this fall (2 half-marathons and a 7 mile trail run).
That's when it hit me... I'm back.
Not quite the same. The neck scar comes with a little bit of baggage. And I'm sure there will be times when the thyroid hormones and possibility of cancer come back send me into an anxious fit. But for the most part, I'm me again.
My blog numbers have been a little low lately. It's probably because of the puppies dying. Let's be honest, nobody wants to hear about puppies dying. Not to mention that that kind of sent me into a debbie-downer funk for a little while. But I'm feeling better! And I am thankful for those of you who stuck around during my cancer-infertility-dead puppy pity party.
I promise we will get to the happier side of life, full of funny stories and awkward moments (I am never short of those).
So stay tuned people!