Undaunted, Runners and Spectators Gather for the 2014 Boston Marathon
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More than 35,000 runners and nearly half a million spectators turned out for the 118th annual Boston Marathon today. Despite last year’s bombings at the finish line, top athletes from 91 countries convened in Boston again this year. Family, friends and well-wishers—undeterred by last year’s tragedy—lined the 26.2 mile route from Hopkinton to Boston to cheer and document the event.
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, with a time of 2:18:57, took first in the women’s category. With a time of 2:08:37, Meb Keflezighi took first place among men, the first American to do so since 1983.
When I get really stressed I eat…and/ or get ovarian cysts that ruptures. This week I ate but mostly healthy and had a cyst rupture last night. Normally I do ok…this one sent me to the er. Hopefully I’m making sense cause the pain meds make me foggy and out of it.
I had to call my husband home from work cause it hurt so bad I couldn’t drive and I knew they would be giving me….and I desperately needed pain meds. I took two extra strength Tylenol which normally is more than enough for me and it didn’t even touch it. He came home by noon and we spent the afternoon at the er. I’m pretty sure they blew out the vein on my right arm when they gave me round one of meds…it has only ever hurt to get an iv once and that was when I had the little guy and they blew out my vein :-( my arm should look beautiful tomorrow.
So yeah I’m done with April. ..it hasn’t been a great month health wise …I’m ready for May. The boys go back to school tomorrow. ..they were all awesome to me today. I have been out of it since we got home at 4 and my husband has been taking care of everything. He even ran to the grocery store because he found my list.
Tomorrow will probably consists of my bed all day. By Wed I should be fine cause that is just how these things work. The doc did say my labs were all great and aside from the cyst I am very healthy which was a good feeling it has been a long time since a doc said that to me!
Kate Winslet & Leonardo DiCaprio = Perfection
WELL SAID JACK I MEAN LEO what..
It has been 24 hrs. I think (really really hope) we are in the clear..must have been the towels on the floor by his bed or the six tons of laundry and cleaning I have done in the past two days. He has had water all day and some ginger ale along with toast and crackers. I think we are upping the anti at dinner with chicken soup for him. Hoping he can play outside tomorrow!
The rest of us are having pasta with vegitarian “meat” balls. I made them semi homemade using my grandmother’s recipe and boca ground “beef” they actually tasted really good after I pulled them from the oven. I had to bake them because of the consistency I was afraid they would fall all apart in the sauce which is how I cook normal meatballs….I ate three when I pulled them from the oven (for lunch) and they were really good. I tossed them in the sauce to add more flavor. ..they have been cooking for a couple of hours and are not in tiny pieces so thats something.