Well, I feel a little more alive than I did for the first 36 hours after my mouth surgery. Andrew saw me in my running clothes on Wednesday morning and asked if I was going to go for a run. I did not go running, but I didn’t know what clothes to put on other than running clothes when I first woke up.
I got out of my bed five times yesterday, so I’m calling that an improvement!
Here are a few random thoughts from this experience…
*I miss crunchy food. If I could only bite into an apple right about now…
*Things like this make me feel extra grateful for the times when I experience good health. It feels crazy to go from running my second fastest marathon time ever to staying in bed all day just two weeks later… but this is just a season.
*The timing of having this done was probably for the best because it forced me to rest more and recover after my marathon. This will lead to some great races up ahead!
*I’m guessing my family hasn’t missed me talking Lorelai Gilmore style like I usually do…
*I think I slept 20 out of 24 hours on Tuesday.
*Andrew delivered. In my brain, I thought I would be right back to normal the next day, so I didn’t move around anything to prepare for being down and out for a few days… Andrew took it all on (on top of his schooling) seamlessly.
Just a few things to talk about:
It was their half-birthday yesterday:
I ate a lot of delicious soup and Mac and cheese yesterday.
Also, this yogurt is so creamy and good. I ate it while watching RUN on Hulu, and that movie was crazy.
We are getting the outside of our house redone. We are going from really old vinyl siding to board and batten. I’m very excited about what it will look like in three weeks.
The goal is to go on a walk today so let’s talk about some things that I used to see on the run over the last few months… PS this portion of the post I did a while ago, I was back in bed after 8 minutes at the computer screen, ha.
*Curbs so tall in Mexico that turned my run into a strength workout to get up and down these things at each road crossing.
*A horse that was just out on his own enjoying the sunshine.
*At least 30 (a bunch on the other side of the house) wild turkeys trying to take over someone’s front yard.
*Matching shoes with Emilee.
*I love when I come across neighborhood libraries on the run.
*A BUS THAT RAN INTO A BUILDING AND KNOCKED OVER A GAS PUMP. Luckily, nobody died, but people were taken to the hospital.
*This was not a planned run, but luckily I had my running shoes on and just a backpack… in the SLC airport; it takes about 15 minutes to walk from the A gates to the B gates. It takes forever. Long story short, I realized I was at the wrong gate (my ticket said one, and the screens said another) when my plane had already started boarding, so I had to SPRINT to the other gate. I had so many weird stares, but it was nice to get a little run in before sitting on a plane.
*This couple. I see them often, and each time I do, they match. Each time I see them, they are in a different matching set. They are always holding hands and talking on their walks, and they put me in a great mood. Now to get Andrew to do this with me.
*This future track star. It’s impossible for her to do anything with her face except smile when she is running.
*Maddie showing us the starting line of an interval and cheering us on…
*This amazing man walks up and down the trail picking up trash and removing rocks/sticks/etc from the trail.
*The house that Andrew is very jealous of because of the bike ramps, jumps, and tracks around the entire house.
*Police on horses which is something you never see in Utah.
*THAT PRETTY BLUE BOSTON LINE (I want to be running on this line again).
Three more that I don’t have pictures for:
*The owl statue on the house in my neighborhood. I see it often, but about once a week, I forget that it is a statue, and I get excited to see an owl ha.
*Diljeet Taylor (the BYU women’s cross country head coach that is beyond incredible) on the side of the street telling US good job during a speed workout.
*A guy that turned around and hit his bag into my friend’s stomach during a speed interval… it was SHOCKING to see it happen.
Have you seen anything interesting on the run lately?
I want to hear about your run today!
Who has had a gum graft and what was your recovery like?