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Laura N Patient Expert

I'm 39 years old, a working mom of 2, & married for 14 years. In 2007 I lost 55 pounds and also discovered that I love to run. I'm training for my third Half Marathon in Indianapolis on May 2nd, and I'm planning on running my first marathon in April 2010 when I turn 40. I've learned in the... Full Bio
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September update (154.6) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Barely squeezing in an update for this month, since it's the 30th. Work has finally slowed down so I'm taking a break & sharing some info with you.  This was an in ... Read on »
August update by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Kids went back to school last week. All in all, everything went ok. We got Sophie's PE class switched to 2nd quarter in hopes her restrictions will be lifted (or close ... Read on »
Back home (154.2) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We made it back from Florida on Monday.  Our flight out of Orlando was at 7:10am and we were in our house by 9:30am (with the change from EST back to CST, we gained an ho ... Read on »
Florida report by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Just had to let you all know we got to go to Diagon Alley the day before it officially opened and didn't have to do the 5 am insanity. It was awesome. When we went ... Read on »
Summer (155.4) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last week & this week the college required mandatory overtime because the school as a whole was behind on financial aid packaging of continuing students, so even though o ... Read on »
6 months post op pic by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Here's the X-ray from Sophie's 6 month visit. The one on the left is most recent. The lower curve looks great. Read on »
Random string of updates (157.2) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running School's out tomorrow.  Luke & Sophie both finished the year with straight A's.  The summer is planned out as far as kids go, and it's going to be packed.  God hel ... Read on »
April update by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm sorry it's been so long.  I have been swamped at work and have very little free time to write.  And after work I spend as little time as possible on my phone and I ne ... Read on »
Anniversary weekend by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We're in Louisville this weekend celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. We drove over yesterday and are going home this afternoon. Pic below is a pic of t ... Read on »
All is well (157) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I really have nothing new to report.  Which is awesome.  Normal is awesome.  Here are the random stats of my life right now. Work is great, although I'm working a lot ... Read on »
Busy (156.6) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have been meaning to post all week. Sorry for the delay. Life is good. I love my job. Love love love. Started meeting with students last week. Also started workin ... Read on »
Work travel by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm in Indy for training. Got here last night at 10pm CST (Indy is EST but I'm CST). Slept fine, got about 7 hours sleep. Training today was fascinating! Financial a ... Read on »
What's in my desk (157.2) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So today as I was pulling a bottle of water out of my desk drawer at work, and I had a mini epiphany. I used to store chocolate bars in my desk. Now I have water bot ... Read on »
End of the year (155.4) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This morning as I weighed myself, and I realized I pretty much ended up the year where I started.  Jan. 1, 2013, I weighed 157.2. Today I weighed 155.4.  My low for the yea ... Read on »
Before and after X-rays by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Here's the pic of X-rays from yesterday. The upper curve went from 56 to 20 degrees, which is a success. Spines never get completely straight in this surgery. ... Read on »
Week 2 (155.8) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running First week was great. Love the people here. It's a slow time of year so not a lot going on. Thursday is new student orientation and it will be busy. I'm in charge of t ... Read on »
New Normal (154.8) by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Tomorrow I start my new job.  I was looking at my schedule for next week and realized (again) it's been 8 years since I've worked a 40 hour week.  I'm more than a little in ... Read on »
A week after surgery by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sophie is doing incredibly well. Beyond my hopes. It's remarkable. Everyday has been a big leap forward. She's basically completely self sufficient now, with the exc ... Read on »
Sophie this morning with flowers by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Her friends sent flowers. She looks really good for having had surgery less than a week ago. Read on »
First day home. by Laura N Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Her friends sent flowers. She looks really good for having had surgery less than a week ago. Read on »