Wednesday, September 30, 2009

CoreFit Fusion

So I've decided to jump on the workout wagon again and start a new thing...CoreFit Fusion. It is a total body workout for an hour that has kicked my butt everytime. I love it! I didn't think I would say that. I have found myself already thinking about going 3 times a week.

Maybe this is the motivation that I need to get my butt going again. I'm still undecieded about what triathlons I'm doing next year. I have an itch to do Vineman to experience something new. I just don't know about another Ironman.

Ok, enough ramblings for a day.

Monday, September 28, 2009

My poor Niki...

My love for my two dogs run far and deep. I tell both of them everyday I think I love them more than life itself. They are what gets me up and going every morning and what puts a smile on my face when I walk in the door everyday.

On Thursday's night 9/24/09, about 1am...Collin and Niki were in the living room. She was sleeping on her pillow and Collin was doing work and watching the football game. Since we just put in new floors both dogs are like a moose on ice and just slide everywhere and have no footing.

It sounded like she was trying to get up. Collin just kept thinking and maybe saying Nik, just get up already. He walked over to the couch and she was having a seizure. He tried to wake her but she was completely out of it. She had bit down on her pillow and her eyes were wide open and her legs were moving like they were running.

He rushed into the room and hollered at me to come and help and all I could do was grab Rex and sit there and cry. She came too, and he rushed her to the vet. I got up after they walked out and cleaned up the mess of pee from the seizure.

They made it home about an hour or so later and she acted like nothing was wrong. I had to take her to the vet on Friday morning for a full blood workup and nothing turned up.

I was a basket case. I didn't think I would react like that but I can't stand to see my dogs in pain and suffer. I hope there won't be a next time and if there is I hope I can handle it a little better.

I've not been sleeping very well the last few nights just worrying that it might happen again.

Friday, September 18, 2009

A week of being sick

It all started on Monday. I my throat was starting to itch and just be tender. So I went to a concert to see Stoney La Rue and Jason Boland and drink some Vodka thinking well, if you can clean with it and it kill things, then maybe it will make my throat feel better...and well, not so much.

Tuesday, I was taking in lots of zinc, airborne, and immune fizz. Trying to fight off whatever was hitting me. I decided what better way to make yourself feel better than to go play some tennis with Hillary. At least we would be laughing for an hour or more.

Wednesday, I woke up and felt like crap. I was having hot flashes and my head was hurting. I went to work and toughed it out and pulled myself together to go run 4 miles with some of my fave gal pals. I felt great during and after the run.

Thursday, I woke up and felt even worse. I didn't sleep at all and my head was killing me and my nose was running. I had to work from home for the first half of the morning so I laid on the couch and slept and worked. Finally got up and got dressed and made my way to lunch and the office. I was there for maybe an hour and left and came home and worked and slept some more. I felt fine at about 6pm so I went and played another round of tennis. By this time the voice was going south.

Friday morning comes, and well, no voice. I felt somewhat ok until my head started hurting. I made my way to work to have people laugh at me and to have my boss and VP tell me they had better not see me at my desk when they come back from lunch. So I came home, laid on my couch worked, and took a nice long nap.

I'm hoping by Saturday my voice is back to normal.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Blaze of Glory

For the last month our family has been on their knees praying to our heavenly Father above to heal my cousin James Blaze Coffee. He was in a tragic accident and on Tuesday he went home to be with the Lord.

Today the Heavens were crying as we laid him to rest. We know in our hearts he will be taken care of and will be watching down on each and everyone one of us.

For someone so young he had so much to share and give this world and he did. He was an amazing man from the day he was born and we will never forget him. He touched everyone he ever came into contact with.

We love you Blaze and you will remain in our hearts forever.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009


So this weekend was a fun weekend. Hillary asked me to play some tennis with her. If anyone knows me, I have no clue what I'm doing at tennis. I just know I can't kill it or it will go over the fence, and I have no backhand skills.
So we ventured over to the country club and we played for about an hour and as the hour went on the better we were.
I checked out a rookie tennis league that is suppose to teach us form and technique. This could be my new addiction.
After doing this and having so much fun, who knows if any more ironman events are in my future. We will have to wait and see how good I get :)