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My Girls (the other ones) Causing a Stir ... and some runnerdness

The past week has been C-R-A-Z-Y! Life never seems to slow down. I was sure things would fall into a slower and easier routine once my girls went back to school, but there's always something happening to keep things interesting and keep me on my toes.

Last week the excitement resulted in my first mammogram. Don't be too jealous. However it wasn't nearly as bad as all the horror stories you hear. There is some considerable boob smashing, but they bounce right back and it is only a little uncomfortable.

I found a lump, which led to an appointment with my girly doc (aka gyno) and the scheduling of a mammogram and ultrasound. The lump ended up being a cyst surrounded by rigid breast tissue, so all is good. No more mammograms for a while unless I find something else.

I really wasn't worried and didn't want to worry anyone else, so I didn't tell anyone except my hubs. He is the one who insisted I get it checked out. And the two ladies who did the ultrasound said to tell him he is awesome to push me to get it checked. It is always better to be safe than sorry. So check your girls. And if anything ever changes or seems suspicious, get it checked.

I'll admit I'm not good about monthly self checks, but I'll probably be a little better about it now. I just found it by chance because my ta-tas had been a little sore so I was adjusting them in my bra and felt a hard spot on the one side.

Anyhow, that's the big excitement from last week. This week we're going for little less excitement. However I am in a constant state of runnerd happiness and excitement due to the Runnerd Photo-A-Day Challenge. I look forward to every single photo posted! If you aren't following along or participating (it's not too late), you are missing out. And not just because I finally got around to ordering the prizes that will go to several participants chosen by at the end of the challenge.

Here are just a few of my favorites so far:

You can follow @redheadrunning on Instagram or check out her blog HERE to see more of her awesome pics. I seriously can't wait for her to become Mrs. Spike! I absolutely adore this picture.

This one is by @enjoyingthecourse. Her pics are a lot of fun! And her four-legged friend is irresistible. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter.
Janice is my amazing real life friend and an incredible runner. Her posts always make me smile. However this one made me laugh. It is perfect for her! Follow her on Twitter @janni329 or Instagram @run_far.
Follow @jillconyers on Twitter or Instagram. Her 3:03 plank made my abs hurt just thinking about it.
There are so many more I could post. I will post a few more of my favorites later. And I'll get you caught up on mine.
In the meantime, you can see more on Twitter with the runnerdphotoaday hashtag (#). Or on Instagram by searching for the runnerdphotoaday tag.


  1. I'm lovin the pics! Glad to hear everything checked out ok for you!

  2. Love the photos!

    Glad that the tata issue was nothing serious.

  3. First off, woman, I'm so glad the hubs made you go! That is so scary and def not something to mess around with. I'm so glad it was mostly nothing!!!! Sending big, sighs of relief your way!!!

    Second, can I just say that right now I've got a lot of heavy stuff going on and the wedding has been the last thing on my mind, if not for your challenge (that I'm not doing the best job on to begin with) I wouldn't even be getting as excited as I have been. Add to that your own kind and sweet words about your own excitement for us and I just wanted to say thank you for helping me remember to get excited for becoming Mrs. Spike. I really can't wait either, if only life would stop getting in the way... :) Thank you. <3

  4. im so glad you are okay!!!! miss you friend!

  5. I'm glad your lump turned out to be harmless. My husband was actually the one who found a lump in my breast and it turned out to be fine. But it's best to get them checked out and know for sure.

  6. I stopped by to check out the photo themes for this week. How have did I miss this post? The RSS feed doesn't seem to be working.

    So happy to hear the lump wasn't serious! I'm glad your hubs made you get it checked out!

    Thanks for the mention! Happy to share my runnerdness :)

  7. I'm so glad you had it checked out. Glad it was just a cycst.
    I love that post I posted.... Teehee


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