Friday, December 28, 2007

Holiday Stuff

Checking in to wish you and your families a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We are busy catching up with family and making plans for the New Year so there has been no spare time to blog. More to come in 2008...

For now, I just warmed up the credit card registering for the IRONGIRL COLUMBIA TRIATHLON in August 2008.

There is still room for YOU if you want to give it a a TRI!


Friday, December 14, 2007


Benign!! The results of my thyroid biopsy came back benign. Man that takes that little monkey of my back...Just call me NED! (No Evidence of Disease!)

NOW back to finishing up my Christmas shopping and ONTO planning 2008's race season.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

If you can't be fast... at least look good.

2008 Jingle All the Way 10K

Finish Time: 1:22:39 ( my slowest 10K time on record)

You know what I say? At least I toed the line and finished what I started. (Beleive me when I tell you that sleeping in was mighty tempting on that rainy 40 degree morning...) See my hair, blowing in the slight breeze? See that arm posture and foot stike, it may not be fast but I AM RUNNING!

I'm Holly, I Live STRONG!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Some days it is just best to laugh very loudly....

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

-Benjamin Franklin

Friday, December 07, 2007

As if there were ever a doubt!

I took this Yankee or Dixie Quiz

37% (Yankee). A definitive Yankee.

:) and WICKED proud to still be one after nearly 12 years living south of the Maison-Dixen line!

On a happier note....

Wallace and Grommette are ready, are you?

FOR THE RECORD: Fine Needle Biopsies are NOT as simple as they sound. They better have gotten some good samples because I am NOT doing that again anytime soon. No word on results - won't know until next week.


It's beginning to look alot like Christmas! YEAH! This weekend is the Jingle All the Way 10K and the CANCER to 5K Wrap Party! It will be a weekend of tree decorating, visiting friends and and celebrating. If that't not moving on, I don't know what is!

Still debating the 2008 race calendar and I owe a BOSTON GIRLS WEEKEND pictures! More to come this weekend!

Happy FRIDAY! Life is Good, Live STRONG!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tests you can't study for....

So what is up with these test that you CAN"T STUDY FOR? I am so over it! Really, I am!

This week I find myself back in the not so unfamiliar role of "human lab rat" thanks to this 18mm node on my right thryoid lobe. The tests in question:

Nuclear Medicine Thyroid Scan
Ultrasound guided Biopsy

The first three, NO PROBLEM! In fact, as of this blog, they are already done. It was easy really, just alot of laying around while other people took pictures of my thyroid. It is that last one, the needle biopsy, that has me a little nervous. Something about needles and my neck that makes me a little nervous but after 9:30 tomorrow morning, the procedure will be complete.

The results? Well now, I have to WAIT for that. I HATE that part! It will probably take about a week for the biopsy sample to come back from the lab so I won't know anything until sometime late next week, I imagine.

So the word of the week - BENIGN or B-9 if you want to be fancy...

Life is Good, Live STRONG!