Ultimate Coffee Date – April 2017

The Girl's Got Sole - Ultimate Coffee Date

It’s that time again, time for another Ultimate Coffee Date! This awesome virtual event is brought to you by Deborah and Coco. Please make sure you check out both of their blogs and join in the coffee date fun!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you… that it’s been a tough week. On Sunday morning, I found my sweet lovebird, Indy had passed away while I was at church. It was an unexpected and sudden thing, so I was very shocked and upset. After letting Angel go to cross the Rainbow Bridge in February, I never thought I would lose my other baby so soon. That said, I have a new baby in the family. My parents helped me adopt a baby parakeet this week. I had been considering getting another parakeet eventually after Angel’s passing, but since I still had Indy, I just kept that as a thought. I didn’t think it would be so soon after Indy, but truth be told, I need a feathered baby in my life. While I will never, ever forget Angel or Indy (they are forever my babies), I think this new little guy will be good for me. And, I hope I’m good for him and can make his life a good one. He has already brought a smile to my face, one that went missing on Sunday.

The Girl's Got Sole - Toby Mac bird

Say hi to my new baby, Toby Mac

If we were having coffee, I would tell you… that I’m excited about the month of April. Not only is it my birthday month, but I’ve got a half marathon on April 23rd. I am running Star Wars: The Dark Side Half Marathon at Walt Disney World. It’s going to be my second runDisney race this year, and it looks like my next race that I will be pacing as well. Looking forward to the race and pacing it, as Princess Half Marathon was a great time. I’ve been a Star Wars fan for awhile, so I am excited about all the costumes and such that I’m sure to see along the way! April also marks the last month before I kick off TCS NYC Marathon training. May is officially the start of it, and I’m definitely ready to get my miles on!

The Girl's Got Sole - Thyroid energy...tired

It’s kind of like that.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you… I have been struggling with my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis pretty regularly these days. Specifically, the exhaustion portion of things. My energy stores end up being so low by mid-week that I find myself wanting to do nothing but take a long nap. This isn’t acceptable when you’re supposed to be working. So, I’ve started the FMLA process at my job so that I can not risk what pays my bills if I need to leave early from work because I am so fatigued. I have an appointment with my doctor this coming week to get the paperwork filled out and all, so we shall see what she says. I hate having to leave work early, but the exhaustion can be extremely bad. In that I can’t stay awake at my desk. Not fun and no amount of coffee does the trick unfortunately.

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What would you tell me if we were having coffee or your favorite beverage together?


Ultimate Coffee Date – April 2017 — 8 Comments

  1. I am so sorry about your bird! Losing a pet is so hard. I can’t imagine what you went through/are going through. Enjoy the Star Wars race! I love RunDisney races!

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about Indy. Losing a pet is so hard. I suffer from Hashimoto’s as well so I know exactly that fatigue you speak of. As I ramp up training I find myself needed to take an afternoon nap. Star Wars Half is on my bucket list!

  3. I’m so, so sorry for your loss. :[ Losing a beloved pet is never easy.

    April’s my birthday month as well! :] Hope you have fun with the Star Wars half!

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