09 April 2013

Coming up on six weeks...

That's how long it's been since I've checked in over here.

I'm chagrined.

Two words that have taken on markedly less importance in my world of late would be "blogging" and "workout".

But it's time for both to return...not with a vengeance, though. With thought and care.

I know everyone who used to read Taking It On has probably been quite curious about my injection schedule and how my hip is doing, so that will be the first order of biz.


I had my second PRP injection on March 20th. It was amazing. No singing, sadly. But cute, nice doctor same as the first time. Nice, big needle again, too.

Unfortunately, that alcohol bottle is not the drinking kind.
Might've helped had it been.

Recovery seemed faster than the first time. While there is still some soreness and inflammation, that is deemed normal as the injection causes an inflammatory healing response. The truly remarkable thing is the ease and smoothness of movement, especially when not bearing weight. The range of motion and increased flexibility is arresting. And I have been cleared to start working on the elliptical...as long as it doesn't hurt. You bet your ass I'll be paying close attention and safe-guarding my investment and progress. The instant it hurts in that not good way, I am off the machine. Interestingly, I'm not feeling driven to jump back on. It's Spring Break over here...the kids are all home...I've got things to do and people to play with. I'll probably get back to things of a workout nature in a week or so. Injection #3 is slated for sometime before the end of the month...no set date yet.


None. Nada. Zip. And totally NOT stressed about it. I have so much on my plate right now. While working out might help decrease some of the stress, making it happen might increase it. I look at it as a wash and have let go. It'll all come back when it's time. For now, I'm focusing on feeling healthy and happy and spending a ton of time with my kids :)

Which brings us to...


My oldest just got accepted to an amazing local high school. I am so proud of him. Of course, it wasn't his first choice and so he's having a hard time getting excited about it. I do wish we could skip this phase, but we can't.

Photo taken two days after he received 
the first-choice school's wait list letter...hence the attitude.
Who'm I kidding? He'd have the attitude no matter what.

My big girl is just a joy. Doing great in school. Helpful wherever she is. Lots of harp playing and reading books. Lots of creating cool stuff like wallets made out of found materials and earrings made out of safety pins and writing books and drawing involved fashion pictures. She is really just the coolest of the cool.

I convinced her to go on the Ferris wheel at the local boardwalk.
We got stuck at the top...and I took this picture.

My little boy turned 8 since the last time I posted. Still non-stop, he had a bounce-house extravaganza for a party and a cake topped with General Grievous.

And my baby turned 4! She was super duper sick on her actual birthday but did get to share the bounce madness party with her big bro.

I've missed you all. Sounds corny, but it's true.

It's very likely that I'll be around a little more, but no guarantees.

Hope all o' y'all's worlds are treating you well :)


  1. We've missed you too, I've been wondering how things are going. So nice to have you back. Good luck on the elliptical!!!

  2. Good to see you back. And, just so you know, the caption under your picture of Fidel, your team mate and you, is incorrect. You are STILL badass.

  3. Welcome back! Hope the hip continues to get better!!

  4. I told my prolo guy to not even show me the needle. I don't mind them, what with giving blood regularly, and the normal run of vaccinations and stuff. But the super duper size wasn't doing good things for my imagination. So I lay back, closed my eyes, and let him have his way with me. It didn't even hurt, which was a surprise.

    I'm glad to hear yours is going well, and that you're back blogging. It doesn't have to be about workouts, as I have discovered.

  5. I'm glad I've gotten to see the pics on FB--your kids are beautiful--your older daughter has gorgeous eyes! :^)

    I'm glad you are back blogging here too. Sending good vibes to your hip. It all sounds good right now....

  6. I am glad you are doing well. Take good care of yourself and your family.

  7. I am glad you are doing well. Take good care of yourself and your family.

  8. I've been thinking about you! Good to hear that you're feeling positive changed from PRP.

  9. Happy that I've been able to follow you on Facebook. Glad you are taking all of this in stride!

  10. Welcome back! It's good to hear from you - I've missed your posts about kids, workouts, etc. and your wonderful sense of humor. Please don't be a stranger.

  11. Hi! Good to hear from you. :)

  12. Welcome back! Glad things are going pretty well for you guys.

  13. There you are, and even enjoying yourself...yay!

  14. Thanks for share,I hope you enjoyed time a lot.

  15. My boy is full of attitude these days too and I'm scared that since he isn't even quite 12, we might be facing years and years of this crap. Puberty has come on the early side. He is now my size and growing fast - and thinks he isn't a "kid" anymore and that I'm ruining his life. It wears on me. Daughter turned 9 last month and is still my sweet girl. Dread the day she hates me too. Love, love, love the pic of you and your girl. Love that she is cool.

  16. So glad to hear you're back! You are a pioneer to all runners, delving into the PRP and sharing with everyone...thank you!!! And it's nice to hear from the rest of your life too ;)

  17. I wondered where you have been! Helooooooo from (almost sunny still snowy) Calgary! Good luck with those BIGass needles. Good think you have a hottie to distract you from the needle (eek!)
    xx tina

  18. Good to hear from you and know you are doing okay. Hope your hip recovers soon and you can start working out again. I know that it is a saving grace for my brain when I am stressed about something. I did the jelly bean virtual (non-officially) last month and then did a real 5K this past weekend with almost no training. I didn't get the best time but at least I did it and I hope it motivates me to get more miles in each week. I have been terrible about my workouts...

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  23. i owe you call back and i know it...just haven't felt like talking/burdening. you've been on my mind. xoxo

  24. I hear you on the teenage attitude. Ugh. And my 'teenager' is only 12 1/2.

    Take care of that hip.

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