What is rolling around my brain on February 1st:
1. I have a tough decision to make.
I have a student selling Girl Scout cookies and I just can’t decide what kind to get. Try something new? Samoas? Thin Mints? One of all of them and risk Billy thinking I am crazy for spending $35 on cookies?
2. These new Skittle riddles are the best thing that ever happened to me. It takes the stress off of skittles eating because of the fact that I with the regular packs I eat all of my favorite flavors at the beginning and by the end just have the yellows and oranges. Now I get to try and guess what flavor I am eating and not eat the best flavors first, it is a whole new world.
3. The spider that came down on Monday to hang out while I was running on the treadmill came and visited me again this morning.
4. Lately I have been getting a few emails from people suffering with running-related injuries and it truly breaks my heart. Injuries are painful physically but even more painful mentally when one of your favorite activities and coping mechanisms is taken from you! As I was writing a sweet girl suffering from finding out that she had a femoral stress fracture and can no longer run Boston, I started crying. I truly felt again for her what I went through last year.
As I was thinking about mental tips to help her get through this tough time I asked myself if I could go back in time and change what happened, would I?
NO. As much as I hated my dang femurs at the time, as painful as it was to simply put on my pants in the morning and as jealous as I was of everyone around me enjoying running, I would not change going through that experience. I learned more during those few months than I could ever imagine and I could never take those things back. Certain things that happened because of that injury have brought me more joy than I could imagine. It was worth it.
Basically, in my brain today I have been thinking about how WE ALL go through hard things, sometimes you may struggle alone and sometimes everyone around you may know about what you are going through but the key is that we can get through them, we can learn from them and become better wives/daughters/moms/dads/sisters/co-workers because of our struggles. We can choose to be the rock and hit the ground and stay there or be the bouncy ball and bounce back after we hit the bottom (easier said than done right;) Let’s be the bouncy balls.
PS listening to Kelly Clarkson’s song, ‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger’ tends to help:)
Ever missed out on a race because of an injury? Which race?
What kind of Girl Scout Cookie should I get….this is an emergency, I have to fill out the form tonight. Are you getting any this year?
Favorite Skittle or fruity candy flavor?
-Grape, purple skittles create happiness. If we are talking about Starbursts….pink all the way.
Who signed up for the Chicago marathon!?!?!