November - was a whirlwind month as well! Where does the time go!? Throw work and the Thanksgiving holiday into the mix and it was insanely busy! I ran the Hot Chocolate race - had a blast and I must say, the after party with the amazing Chocolate was incredible! It was awesome!
|We DEFINITELY run for Chocolate!|
I also, finally, made an appointtment with an allergist! Thank goodness. It is quite the process to figure out what you are allergic to! Have any of you ever done it? They start by marking your arms with lines, counting from 1 all the way up to 50 and then they prick your arms 50 times with different things, such as dog, cat, ragweed, trees, etc. The second the nurse pricked me with the one for cat I wanted to scratch my arm off! It itched so bad!!! After they put the 50 items on your skin you have to sit there for 20 minutes without scrathching! Do you have any idea how hard that is when you can tell you are clearly allergic to alot of the things that are now on your arms?! If you are allergic, your skin reacts like it has a mosquito bite and then it gets red all around it. About 10-15 minutes into it, the nurse comes back in and looks at my arms and smiles. Then she asked if the Dr. had been in to see me, when I responded that no he hadn't she said that she would go find him because I was having such significant reactions that she didn't think we needed to wait the full 20 minutes! I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing! So Dr. Miller came in and looked at my arms and laughed and goes, WOW, You are clearly allergic to just about everything! Great... just what I wanted to hear... Apparently I am allergic to everything outside from the start of Spring all the way until the first frost! I am allergic to dogs, cats, dust mites, ragweed, trees, grass, and the list goes on and on. Then we did a breathing test followed with another round of allergy tests. These tests are actually tiny shots, really going into the skin! Thankfully needles don't really bother me - I think it's because my sister is a Nurse and would practice IVs, etc on us! So we are in the process of getting it all under control for me, YAY!!! Hopefully this mean that I will really be able to blow some of my previous race times out of the water now that I will be able to breathe! But being allergic to all of those outdoor things make complete sense as to why my first trail run was HORRIBLE this summer! No wonder I couldn't breathe or get my heartrate under control!
Thanksgiving week is always a blur - we celebrated with my Dad's side of the family at my parents house on Thanksgiving day, followed by my Mom's side of the family on the Friday after Thanksgiving! It was super busy and exhausting but so much fun to be able to hang out with the family!
|Amanda and I looking at the swap items!!|
|Posing for the camera at the swap!|
|We decided to write on the backs of our Santa suits... Mine said, "Meet me under the Mistletoe" My back is actually in the official race photos... haha so fun!|
|The family of Runners!!! Way to go everyone!!|
|Look at those sweaters!!|
|WOW... no words can even describe the beauty of these sweaters!|
I have officially started my very own INTERIOR DESIGN business!!! More on that in tomorrow's post! It is called Blue Sunflower Interiors and Design, like it on facebook, here.