Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I'm back... kind of...

This is the longest I have been away from my blog since I first started it. Honestly, I have been avoiding it for many reasons. I have been trying to get my non-IF life back. I have spent so much of myself trying to get pregnant, I had forgotten so much of myself existed. I think everyone who has dealt with IF can relate to that statement. IF changes you.

What have I been up to?
1. Started my new job. I'm still trying to decide what I think of it after 6 weeks. The people are completely different than the last investment bank I worked at. Much older staff and just about everyone is married and has a family.
2. Lost 7 lbs. I am training for a half marathon on July 29 that runs through the streets of Manhattan. I'm up to running 5 miles every other day but I've got to increase that mileage tonight. Going up to 6 miles, and on Thursday night I'm doing interval speed training. I really want to run this race in a decent time. Unfortunately, DH didn't get selected for the race but he has promised to continue to train with me. Training has been taking up the most amount of my time lately but I am really loving it and I feel great.
3. Hanging out with friends and laughing. I feel like I have not laughed in 2 years as much as I have in the past month. There has also been some teary moments, one of my best friends, R, (previously referred to as Bridezilla) told me she was 3 weeks pregnant after only trying for a couple of months. I cried myself to sleep the night she told me. Some things come so easily to people and they don't have a clue. But overall, I have been pretty happy.
4. Having sex with DH because we want to and not because the fertility monitor tells us I might be fertile. I am not going to say too much on this subject except that it has been fabulous. ;-)

I can't think of much more that has been going on here. I am going to check out everyone's blog later tonight after my run. I know there has been some good news and some sadness. I am sorry that I have not been checking in and offering my support to everyone as these folks have been very supportive of me in the past.


Emily said...

sounds like you've been doing great! you are so right.. IF changes you to the core. good luck with training!!

Egged Out said...

I'm glad you are taking care of yourself. I understand the need to take a break and work on yourself. Training for a half marathon is a great thing to focus on - good for the body and good for the soul.

It's a good idea to create good times once in awhile, too. Welcome back.

Cindy Nguyen said...

Welcome back. Your time off sounds fabulous.

~Carrie said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear that your much needed break is going well. Sometimes you just need to stay away from blogging - I did that for way over a month last fall.

Half a marathon?! Wow - that's very impressive!!!

jp said...

Good to see you back!
I know what you mean about focusing on other things.
I've been doing a bit of that myself-

nancy said...

Nice to "see" you!

And I totally understand that whole "feeling lost in IF" thing. I completely have lost myself before. So good for you to want to find ~you~ again.

Good luck with your training! Can you run a 5 miler for me?

TABI said...

Welcome back! I've also been away from the blogging too and just needed to recollect myself. Sounds like you've also been getting back to yourself which is always good!