Wednesday, December 24, 2008

NROL - Week 21 - Wednesday

Today was HyperIA, 4x10 with 60 seconds rests.

[superset w/ full rest]:
db incline press 4x10x20
Yates row 4x10x45

[superset w/ full rest]:
db shoulder press 4x10x15
wide grip lat pull down 4x10x62 - good riddance to these - I am switching to inverted rows on Monday

[superset w/ full rest]:
bb close grip bench press 4x10x40
high pull 4x10x40

Swiss ball crunch 3x15x30

Food today was chaotic, at best. I started off as usual but it was so hectic today, with a trip to Virginia I had to make (more about that in a minute), then I had to come home and make treats for Santa. Between eating on the road and sampling my goodies, I've given up trying to keep track. I feel a little guilty but not too much. I'm also learning that sugar (especially lots of it) makes me really, really sick. I get nauseated and nothing tastes good. I'm just now (it's 3:30 PM as I type this) getting my first cup of coffee for the day and it tastes horrible because of the sugar I've already had while baking. I think I'll leave those no bake cookies (the major sugar culprit) to my husband.

So, about my trip to Virginia. I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I am on my third round of testing to be a blood marrow/stem cell donor. I got on the donor registry back in May, when it was free (normally it's about $52, but they were having some sort of drive). I signed up, they sent a kit for a swab from my cheek, and I sent that in. I received a phone call last month that I am a 6 out of 6 antigen match for someone. I went in for my first blood draw on December 4, and received another call Monday. I am a 10 out of 10 match for this person, so they want a second set of blood tests. The lab is 90 minutes away, so I packed my kid up and went up today, after confirming that the kit for collecting samples had arrived there. When I got there, I was told they couldn't collect the blood today because the lab won't be open tomorrow (all samples are overnighted by FedEx to the analysis lab). I was pretty bummed that I'd wasted my time and gas, just to have to go back up next week (Monday, I think). Then I realized that I could be the one needing a blood marrow transplant. I told that whiny voice in my head to STFU, then got on with my day. But anyway, I'd promised my son we'd get McDonald's if he was a good boy, and he was. I did eat a salad, but then I ate his hashbrowns and that screwed my whole day up. Oh well.


Jess said...

I'm so glad you updated us about the bone marrow match. I was wondering what was going on with it. I really hope you're a match for the recepient's sake. I think what you're doing is extremely selfless and really cool!

Good luck with staying on track during the holidays. You're not doing too bad so far! :)

Hayley said...

That is such a nice thing for you to do...I'm sorry I'm behind on your blog right now! I just thought that was such a wonderful thing. I'm sorry you drove all that way for nothing.