Ashley and I are both struggling through setbacks with injuries and hoping to run marathons in the very near future despite the challenges (me @ Top of Utah and Ashley @ St. George). She is so awesome! She was so strong and so inspiring to me that I can, in fact, do this. I'm excited to blogstalk her and get to know her better.
Sarah- what a cutie! She didn't really know anyone; she just moved back to UT to go to BYU from Ohio. I connected to her right off the bat when she started talking about going to rehearsal- she's a Secondary Education major with a Theater Emphasis as well!!! She was super energetic and I can only imagine how much fun it would be to work with her on stage. She is also running her first marathon- the Layton Marathon- next month.
Then there was Rachelle... that girl is as sweet as they come. She brought me a very thoughtful card and bag of swedish fish (which I would have taken a picture of had I not eaten them already- so much for no sweets!) to wish me luck at my marathon next week. I'm so grateful to have a friend like her! I can't wait to run Ragnar with her and get to know her even better. She was so inspired to invite me to join her team. It was just what I needed to get me through the marathon blues I have been having- now I have something to look forward to!
Janae is just as funny and kind in real life as she is on her blog. She walked right in and gave me a huge hug as soon as she came in the door. She's just one of those people that has a very magnetic personality. No wonder we all can't stop reading her blog!!!
Anyway, I guess what I'm saying is this- when life gives you lemons, grab a bunch of strangers and go to Yogurtland. You won't be disappointed!
Jessica @ rerun running asked me a question about my leg being 1" shorter than my right, so I thought I'd clear things up! I don't typically have a leg that is longer than the other, it just happens because my hips are so out of whack. (And my hips are so out of whack because of birthing babies- so be prepared for that if you haven't already experienced it, ladies!) When I first laid down on the table and PT Dan looked at my legs, he asked me one question- "Have you only been running on the left side of the road with the traffic coming towards you?" Well, of course! That's the safe way to run. Well, apparently it only aggravates my problem because my right leg will always hit first and my left leg has to reach for longer thereby causing the discrepancy in height. So there you have it. I could definitely tell that I needed to be adjusted because I felt out of balance while I was running (and walking, for that matter), but I didn't realize how badly it had gotten.
Tip from my PT: Run in the middle of the road if you can, and if you can't, be sure you are switching it up between the left side and the right side of the road. If you are running on the track, change directions sometimes, too!
What is your favorite way of making "lemonade" when life gives you lemons?
I definitely track down some friends to help cheer me up. I'm reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin right now and in it she says, "...the most reliable predictor of not being lonely is the amount of contact with women." It's true! I'm so grateful for my girlfriends, sister, and Mom during times when I feel like a lemon. And the hubby- he's good at cheering me up, too.