Thursday, March 1, 2012


I'm backkkkkkk!

This picture looks hesitant, but I really just forgot how to self-photograph in my absence.
 First of all, I want to say, "THANK YOU" to everyone for your comments/emails/facebook bombs/texts of support, concern and love.

I can honestly say in my 27 (almost 28) years on earth, I have experienced very few core shaking events. Luckily, I haven't had a lot of tragedy or really a lot to complain about. So maybe it was my peaceful, happy existence that left me so unprepared to handle the turbulence that made up the last three months.

When life hands some people lemons, they make lemonade. When life handed me lemons, I made lemon bars, lemon cake, lemon cookies and a whole lotta tears.

Now since this is not a blog about depression or psychotropic medication, let me assure you that I can finally see the sunshine through the damn clouds. I am stronger, wiser, more accountable and maybe it came at the price of larger thighs, but I'll get through it.

Half of the fun of eating like crap the anticipation and working it all off, right?
This week I started running again for the first time in ummm.... maybe.... three months. Obviously the time and the miles aren't where they should be, but I am getting there at my own damn pace and I feel okay about it.

Ritchie is not sure he is okay with the running detracting from cuddle time.
My first race of the season, the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon (I'm doing the HALF) in Champaign, IL, is April 29th and somehow I'll be ready.

Okay enough about me, what do you do when the shit hits the fan?
Share your coping tips if you feel so inclined or tell me about that time your ass got fatter... either way... I love ya.



  1. You're back! Yay! And we're road tripping to Champaign(and Madison,and Des Moines, and Chicago)to run our sturdy and durable butts off! It is going to be freaking awesome!

    PS: I am really fond of the Girl Scout lemonade cookies myself.

    PPS: When life hands you limes, make margaritas.

    PPPS: I am really glad you're back! March 1 is meterological spring...let's do it! "Spring into Fitness" and all that shit.


  2. Yahoo! So happy you're back, Falon!! I'll take some lemon cookies :)

    I hope everything is okay... When things aren't going so well, I find that writing things down helps!! Is that weird?? I also like to spend a lot of time by myself. Eating candy is a great coping mechanism as well!


  3. I wish i had your sturdy and durable butts! ;)
    Can I borrow?

    So sorry you had a lot to deal with lately. I'm always here if you need another ear. or thigh. I've been working on mine lately too!

  4. I missed you tons and tons and tons! This may be the best day ever that you are back. I eats LOTS of ice cream and snuggle with my pups when things get tough :)

  5. I loveeeeeeee you!!!! I figure half the fun in this mess called life is putting it back together and figuring it all out. Welcome back my friend. <3

  6. Hi Babe! Not sure what happened to you but I'm sure sorry and glad to see ya up and runnin!! When I got handed lemons, I made lemon vodka. Not a smart move. I'm better now too! :-D Though not running the marathons or even down the sidewalk lol, but maybe some swimming and walking! You GO girl!! Thinking about you :-)

  7. Welcome Back!

    I've been clinically depressed since 1988. No, really. And I can't take meds. So that's nice. My go to help: sugar, caffeine, tanning beds, and running. And I just found the running part last year. Hoping it helps me with the sugar part. Oy.

    When life hands me lemons, I make lemon pound cake with the hot lemon jello glaze. Mmmmmm.

    *big fat hug and all the support in the world*

  8. Welcome back!!!
    I guess when things crumble, I turn into a turtle and pull in. Not the best coping but it is what it is.
    Ice cream works for me as well!

  9. sorry things haven't been going well for you. glad to see you are back at it!

  10. Grandma is available as a surrogate cuddler while you're training:-)

  11. Finally! Im so glad your back :)

  12. I am so so so so SO glad you are back!! :D

  13. I was JUST thinking about you the other day. My next half is April 29th, too!!!! Running pack in the skkkyyyyy!!!!

  14. So glad you're back, but most importantly that you are feeling better. Love and miss you Falon!

  15. Welcome back to blogland Falon. :)

  16. So glad you are back and that you are feeling better! I've missed you Falon. I'm no help on the coping, I'm not good at it AT ALL! I get insomnia, watch tv, eat, and cry.

  17. Welcome back! Hooray! Coping in my world normally consists of crying, venting to a plethora of people, eating some junk food, and whining until Allan tells me to stop.

    Your cat is so cute and looks very snuggly!

  18. Yay, you're back! I missed you and am so glad you are back :) Sometimes it's hard to know you'll get through the things that life throws at you and I think anything with lemon helps! I personally opt for chocolate….


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