Thankful Thursday – he’s still milkin’ it

Yay, Hubs is finally making great progress!
Thanks to you all for your happy thoughts and prayers and well-wishes … he actually read them all and thought “hey, these people who my wife talks to online really are pretty cool!” πŸ˜‰
Thursday when we’d gotten home from the surgery center was the worst of the recovery days. I had to go into work while hubs slept off the anethesia, but he also got really nauseous and sick most of that day.
Friday, I took a 1/2 day to check in on him and he was feeling so much better! A call to the doctor and he was able to do some at home PT…ALREADY!…and work on icing and heat therapy as well.
“Yes” that’s where you should stick him?
Since they went in laproscopically, the surgeon only wanted Gar down a day before he tried to use the time on painkillers (awesome) to work on stretching out the tissue that needed the mobility. By Saturday, Gar said he was to put full-weight on that ankle. He was told to work it as hard as he could to try to ‘tear’ the piece of tissue that was limiting the movement…ouch!
Sunday, that happened. I was super grossed out – awesomesauce. But, progress is being made, and I’m hoping and praying that it continues and he’ll be able to run again before we know it! (I just hope that this time when the doctor says to try it out for a quarter mile that he takes it easy. I shouldn’t catch him running on a 5k route outside as I drive home from work – oh yeah, he’s been busted before.)
I’m so very thankful for this! {Happy Dance}
OOh and in other thankful Thursday mentions:
I made it into the 2012-2013 Progressive Biennial Art Collection! My company does a biannual art show featuring employee art and I hadn’t made it in the whole time I’ve worked there … my work didn’t fit what the curators were looking for {shrug.} This year was my year! I submitted this piece and it made it into the collection – I get to ship it out to be in a traveling exhibit soon!
“Nerves” (acrylic/charcoal on canvas) 2011
I won the Warrior Dash Twitter Chat and got free entry into the Lake Wales event on February 2, 2013! Mud Virgin no more! First Pretty Muddy, then Warrior Dash! I can’t wait! Thanks FitFluential & Warrior Dash!
– So many other cool opportunities are coming up soon and I can’t wait to recap them with you guys! Stay tuned!

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HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    November 1, 2012, 1:52 pm

    Congrats on so many awesome things this week! That is awesome about the art show and the warrior dash entry. A few guys at work usually run that race.
    So great that Gary is recovering quickly – I know he’s ready to run again! I think I am almost ready in another week or so to be back on morning runs!! πŸ˜€

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      November 1, 2012, 2:01 pm

      Good job lady! I know he’s anxious since he’s already made great progress – yay for pain killers! You should do the dash..if you dare πŸ˜‰

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    November 1, 2012, 2:13 pm

    Awesome job on the art!! I guess I didn’t realize where the “fingerpaint” part came from in your blog title.. πŸ˜‰
    And yayyy to the Warrior Dash!! How exciting!! They’re coming here next summer, and I totally want to sign up!

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      November 1, 2012, 2:25 pm

      You should get to know me in my My Story tab Jenny-pants! πŸ˜‰ I’ve been slacking a little but working on a couple of new pieces πŸ™‚ you should sign up!

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    November 1, 2012, 3:01 pm

    So glad your hubby is making progress! And congrats girl on your art!!! That’s awesome! And congrats on the Warrior Dash too!!! See…you are getting out of your comfort zone and it feels great! πŸ˜‰

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      November 1, 2012, 4:52 pm

      Thanks birthday girl! I am definitely doing things I never thought I would have!

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    November 1, 2012, 3:48 pm

    Lots of things to be thankful for today my friend!

    Very exciting about your art too!

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      November 1, 2012, 4:53 pm

      Thanks Kierston! Xo

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    November 1, 2012, 4:05 pm

    Beautiful art! and congrats on winning that contest!! WOO!…go play the lotto-things are looking great for you!

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      November 1, 2012, 4:53 pm

      Haha Jenelle! I thought about that!

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    November 1, 2012, 4:34 pm

    Glad the hubs is doing better! and YAY on the warrior dash – they are seriously SO fun!

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      November 1, 2012, 4:53 pm

      Thanks Courtney! When it rains… Lol

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    November 1, 2012, 4:49 pm

    Yay for mr. Sneakers progress!! That’s wonderful!!!!!! I’m so very happy for you too! Congrats on your work being featured! Yesss!!!! You rock!!

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      November 1, 2012, 4:54 pm

      THanks Jenna! Ooh great new nickname for him! πŸ˜‰

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    November 1, 2012, 5:27 pm

    Congrats on having your art work accepted! That’s very exciting. And I’m glad your husband is feeling better.

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    November 1, 2012, 6:03 pm

    Happy that your hubs is feeling better. Congrats on your art work – it is magnificent! I’m thankful for being able to vote and share my political views.

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      November 1, 2012, 7:14 pm

      Thanks Connie!

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    November 1, 2012, 6:56 pm

    Great job on getting your husband into recovery so fast. I know you had a hand in it..LOL. I hope he is running and playing real soon. I am thankful for a great race on Sunday and that I didn’t fall off my bike and that my recovery was fast enough to allow me to run 8.5 miles this morning. I know it is trivial, but I’ll save the heavy stuff for next week.

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      November 1, 2012, 7:16 pm

      Anything we’re thankful for is something! Thanks Brad, he’s much happier now that he’s seeing progress being made…baby steps!

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    November 1, 2012, 11:06 pm

    I’m so glad the hubs is doing a bit better; that foot shot looks pretty painful. I’m sure before you know it he’ll be back on the course with you. πŸ™‚ Girl, your artwork is amazing – congrats!! Suuuupa excited about your mud runs, too!

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      November 2, 2012, 12:17 am

      Thanks G! Next birthday I should make ya a paintin’ πŸ˜‰

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    November 2, 2012, 12:16 am

    Yay for all of the awesome! Your painting is amazing! Ankle injuries are tough; I’m glad your hubs is doing better. Hope he continues to heal!

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    November 2, 2012, 12:29 am

    You have so many wonderful things going one.
    Holy crud your art is amazing. Being a nonartist I am in shock and awe. SO GOOD!

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      November 2, 2012, 1:05 am

      Thanks Abs! See, I fingerpaint πŸ˜‰

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    November 2, 2012, 12:39 am

    what an awesome win! the foot looks bad! πŸ™ i hope he is feeling okay

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    November 2, 2012, 1:42 am

    Awesome! Congrats on the Warrior Dash entry!

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    November 2, 2012, 1:44 am

    Yaye for hubby!! And congrats on all of your wins – so cool. Your art is beautiful!! Keep up the amazing work!

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    November 2, 2012, 12:47 pm

    Wow, so many good things happening this week, Kat! I love it when that happens!

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