Monday, December 29, 2008


Personal- Our family life has changed drastically this year.

-Hubby was diagnosed with RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) in his rt. ankle. Because of this disease and multiple surgeries he has been at home since July. He has founded Team RSD drag racing team to raise awareness. When I see him walking with his cane, He reminds me of "House". He recently contacted Rich Christensen of the TV show "Pinks to do a charity race. Any support is appreciated.
-Hooch finished high school early this month and is preparing for college next month. She turned 18 and voted in her first election.She has a boyfriend. Also she experienced her first auto accident which kept her from school for several weeks. We are blessed that she is OK.
-Bino turned 16 and got his driver's liscence. This lead to his driving the firebird drag racing in July.He played varsity football and is on the bowling team.
-Dad is 86 and doing awesome. He is still so busy it is hard to find him at home.
- My MIL and her dog Scooter are doing OK also. She is still making adjustments to living without her husband but I think that she has come a long way.

As for me:

  • I did my first triathlon and loved it.
  • I set a PR for my 5k (30:34) and half marathon (2:39:56)
  • I did 5 triathlons.
  • I did my first half half ironman although the swim was changed to a run.
  • I signed up for an Iron distance in 2009.
  • Every year you can look back and see how your life has changed. Some years there is more change than others. This one has had more than ususal. It was like being on a roller coaster at times.I do feel like the changes have brought me closer to my Hubby.

    Waddling into 2009..............


      Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

      That's a lot for a single year. Glad that in the end, it's brought you closer to your Husband. That rocks. :-)

      Joe said...

      Much has happened..some good, some hard. My sense is you are a better person for it, despite the difficulties.

      Thanks for being a pal!! All the best in 2009!!!

      TRI TO BE FUNNY said...

      here's to a great 2009!