Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I'm not sure what's going on, but it looks like blog post I've made are disappearing. All of the post about my ankle and what I've been doing about it are gone. Bummer.

Well... Here's the quick story.
My ankle still hurts. We did MRI's to make sure it wasn't still messed up from the accident last year. There are no fractures. Doc thinks I have a damaged nerve. Fun! Not...
He has me on Lyrica right now and he's hoping that will help. It's relieved some of the pain, but not all. I'm about at the point where I'm just going to train and ignore the pain. It's July... I don't have a whole lot of time left :(

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our first training walk...


We had our first SGK training walk this morning. Terra and I decided to register for it and see what these walks were all about. We had a great time. It was nice to be surrounded by a bunch of people all out working towards the same goal!

Thanks for doing the walk with me Terra! It was great having you there to talk to!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Speedy Gonzalez....

I didn't have that nickname for nothin' growing up.... (for those that haven't known me since before I was married my maiden name is Gonzalez!).

Tonight because of some great friends I raised the final money needed to push me over the $2300 mark! WHOO HOO! The fundraising has been a cloud over my head and I feel such a sense of relief right now. I plan on raising more, but at least I know I've raised the necessary amount to participate in the walk. That was something I needed to accomplish and then set aside, so I could focus on training. I plan on raising more, but at least now it's a want to raise more money instead of a have to raise more money situation!

I have some friends on my team that just joined, so now I can try and help them raise some money also. It's a team effort! I know I won't be able to make it 60 miles without my girls, so I figure we might as well start "helping" each other now :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Blown away...

If you asked me 7 weeks ago where I'd stand today on my fundraising goals I promise you I never would have given you the following answer. I have raised $2194! Yes, you read that right. I'm only $106 away from hitting my goal!!! I am seriously blown away. I was absolutely HORRIFIED of trying to raise $2300 in 7 months. Not only have I almost hit that marker, but I've hit it in 7 weeks. Wow!

I have put this walk off for I can't tell you how many years because the fundraising scared me. I don't know any companies that are going to donate to me and I wasn't sure my friends and family would donate enough to do it. Boy was I wrong. So many of my friends and family have shown their support. I'm not going to say everyone has because I'd be lying. Honestly, some of the people I thought would be the first to support me haven't. I guess that's life though. Just because something is important to you doesn't mean it's important to your friends (or family).

Sometimes I feel like I'm sitting here bragging, but that's not at all what I'm trying to do. I'm just in shock that it was possible to do in such a short amount of time. I guess that little spitfire attitude of mine helps when there's something I want to accomplish.

I don't like things hanging over my head, so now I can get the minimum requirement out of the way and then focus on training. And hopefully...the next 4-5 months will just bring in more and more money for this amazing cause!

Now...will someone show me the money and get me to $2300 ;)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Update on my ankle...

Today I had another follow up appointment with the Podiatrist. My ankle is still swollen and there's still some pretty bad inflammation going on in the inside area of my ankle/calf. I seriously had no idea just how much damage I did last summer. All for a fun trip out on the boat. OOPS! He said I can do the walk. I just need to do some major babying to my ankle/foot to get it ready. We're going to try a Medrol Pack and see if that helps any. I'm also going to start taking Celebrex once that's done to help with the inflammation. If those 2 things don't settle down the swelling then we'll move on to cortizone shots. The problem with the shots are that the pain/swelling is not limited to one area. The lower part of my leg was crushed between a boat and a dock. The swelling and pain starts about an inch or 2 down from the bottom of my calf on the left side of my leg and runs down to the top of my ankle. On the right side of the leg it starts at the ankle bone, goes down to my heel and then wraps around the top of my foot. It's a pretty large area when you think about it. He's not sure the cortizone shot will do what it's intended to do because he can't focus it in one area. And we're not going to go have 17 shots injected into my foot and leg! Lets be real here ;)

So...for now all I can do is follow orders, hold off a little more on getting back to my training, and hope these meds work. If not, I'll just start training and hope for the best. I'm tough. I can handle pain. And sometimes...you gotta do what you gotta do ;)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Anybody ready for some Mooyah?!?!

Today I finalized the plans to have a fundraiser at Mooyah Burgers in Frisco! Bring it! I love that place. Their burgers are yummy, their fries are overflowing, and Mac loves to doodle on the wall ;)

I'm hoping everyone I know that lives anywhere near this location will come out and support me!! All you have to do is come by yummy food. How much easier can it get? No receipt drops. No remembering to tell them you're there to raise money for me. Nothing. Just buy your food and enjoy a yummy meal! You know you want to come ;)

It will be on May 11th. Put the date on your calendar now though, so you don't make other plans! More details as the date approaches.

Monday, April 12, 2010

What a wonderful day!

Today has been an awesome day for donations. I've received donations from 4 people today!! What an awesome feeling. I'm now at $1390. Sweet. Less than a $1000 more to go.

What's even better is I'm working on the MixedBag Designs order right now and it looks like I'll bring in about $250-$300 from that fundraiser. I can't tell you how happy I am about that. These bags are AWESOME, so I know everyone will love what they get. I really like mine! A big thank you to my friend Dana who took an order form to work and sold a few hundred dollars in bags for me! I love you dearly!