Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mom to the Rescue!

The title doesn't really have anything specific to do with the post - just that I have the best Mom. Ever. And if it weren't for her, I wouldn't be making the progress that I am.

As bad as I've been feeling, I figured that there was SOMETHING I could do to make things seem a little better. The narcotic-induced fuzzy-filled days are slowly fading to the distant past, and with each passing moment I'm feeling more and more like myself. I'm still not entirely pain free - but I'm getting closer and closer.

So...when you find yourself, feeling gross, unable to get those workout-endorphins going, and not willing to sacrifice your body by consuming every goody and sweet in sight, what do you do?

Yes, my friends - I got a haircut. And then... had my hair chemically enhanced. Frankly, I'm not a fan of my "winter" blond-ness and instead went for that flirty summery look.
No, the hallway light isn't great. And yes, I feel like I've been popping painkillers for the past 1.5+ weeks. And assuredly - that's my bike propped up in the background. Its just there...waiting. There may have been a few minutes where the bike was in action...until my right sinus decided to tell me otherwise.

But at least I get points for trying.

Plus - I keep telling myself not to worry. That the big races aren't until September and October...to be patient. And trust the coach, trust the plan, trust myself, trust...

Part of me though, still wants to get out there and just rip it.

All in good time, though. All in good time.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with this. Proof that I DO play the violin. And that - even on painkillers - I can still play a mean Szymanowski.

And yes - you get extra points if you can pronounce it.

17 comments:

San said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better. And the new hairstyle looks great.
To give you a little lift and how much I enjoy reading your blog; I have tagged you on my blog.

Enjoy your Sunday, hopefully pain and nausea free.
You'll find the tag here:

http://struggling-towards-ironman.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-100th-post.html

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

That is so good that you are feeling better! Mom's always help, right? You are going to do great when you get back into it!

cherelli said...

the hair looks great! ummm. "Siz-man-ow-ski"? "Zy-man-ow-sky?"

TriGirl Kate O said...

I speak Polish so that name is no problem! I can even pronounce "przyzwyczaińá sie."

LOVE the hair!

jennabul said...

Good choice on the hair enhancement vs. sweet goodies =). Glad you're starting to feel human. Hopefully when you can start training again, all the bad weather will be gone and you can enjoy your San Diego sun =)

Greg Remaly said...

i was about to say, "Yes, trust the healing powers of the couch." But you're off the couch and playing music - impressive!

GoBigGreen said...

Lovely hair my friend:) things are looking up I can tell by the tone of your "voice" :) Miss you!

MM said...

I like the hair. So glad your mom is there to help you out! Feel better.

Beth said...

SEPTEMBER!!!! Plenty of time. And once you get back to it, it really won't be long before you feel like your good old self again...only better because you will be nice and rested! I'm starting to realize that myself!!

Anyway, no bonus points for me. I have no idea how to pronouce that name! :)

Missy said...
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Missy said...

I'm just a good Polish girl, that name looks just fine to me, lost of consonants, just like we like it 'out East.'

Glad you're moving around again. The drug haze gets old and you can totally see how people get addicted. It creeps me out.

Mer! said...

Soooo glad you blogged!! Been thinking of you
lots and incredibly grateful you're feeling
better and the surgery wasn't a loss--your
mom is awesome!! I wish I lived closer I
couldve helped more!!! See you
tomorrow for lunch

Heidi Austin said...

love the hair... and of course glad you are feeling better girl :) moms always make things better!

ADC said...

I bet I can pronounce it ;))
I like the new haircut and yes, you are playing violin.

Angela and David Kidd said...

Cute hair! Sounds like you are starting to turn the corner. Hope you continue to heal quickly.

Charisa said...

Cute hair!

Teresa said...

Fun hair!!! But you still deserve the sweets too :)

tn