"When life gives you lemons..."Finish that statement however you want, but on most days I'm inclined to go with the cliche. (Though I have to say that I'm a fan of, "...make lemonade... and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.")
- I inquired (yet again) at the RE's office about the necessity to curb the intensity of my running through all phases of my cycle. I thought it would be ok to push it whenever I have my period because maybe my ovaries wouldn't be so full and heavy without all those plump follies. Nope. Apparently, the ovaries are larger and heavier throughout the entire medicated cycle, and unfortunately there are no exceptions. Therefore, there is still the risk of an ovarian torsion. That means it is never ok to do a long run... or hill repeats... or a track session... or just open up my stride and run as fast as I can... at least not during a medicated cycle :( Somehow, I have to find a way to be happy with stupid, easy runs no longer than an hour. Humph. Clearly, I am bitter about that.
- IUI #2 is scheduled on Sunday, which means we will have to cancel our plans for the morning. I was very much looking forward to seeing not one but two litters of golden retriever puppies with my FIL and his wife. It is also likely that I'll feel sick all day like I did for the last cycle. That's going to make our Father's Day dinner plans even more fun...
- I stopped at the running store on my way home, and could not resist the impulse to buy a new running skirt. It is adorable and I love it (hooray for retail therapy)! I tried it on at home rather than in the store (I'm such a lazy shopper). Given the fact that my O pains were getting more intense, I decided to go for a walk instead of a run. Might as well, I'm already half dressed for a workout, right? Bonus: Mocha could join me! We geared up. Leash, check. Pick-up Bags, check. Garmin Watch, check. iPhone & earbuds, check. The weather looked a little sketchy, so I grabbed the umbrella just in case. We were out exploring the neighborhood for about three quarters of a mile before the first droplets started to form. Mocha made friends with Murphy, an adorable Yorkshire terrier, then we started looking for the short cut back to our house. The rain was starting to pick up, so I thought we'd spare ourselves the extra mile if possible. That turned out to be quite an interesting adventure! We had to go through a few backyards belonging to neighbors that I've never met. I figured they'd pardon us for trespassing because of the rain. But the terrain was a little choppy, and we had to pass through some thorny shrubbery, a pile of large pine branches, and a few carelessly formed piles of cinder blocks. Mocha's a little dog, so there was no way she would have been willing or able to do all of that. But, you know me, I'm always up for a challenge, so I picked my muddy and wet dog up and carried her in one hand (umbrella and poop bag in the other) over our little obstacle course. It was so much fun!! When we got home, Mocha was in need of a bath. She's such a trooper! I rewarded her with a carrot after the little "torture session." She was very happy :)
- If IUI #2 is a success, then John & I will be able to say that he became a father on Father's Day. How cool is that?! I hope this IUI works!!
|Mocha all cleaned up after her bath and an example of our "obstacle course"|
So there ya go. Lemonade! Mmmm, mmmm, good!