Wednesday, May 27, 2009


This has not been my year... I have gotten hurt so much in the past 5 months that you would think I am accident prone or Bella Swan (sigh, no Edward).

In March I learned how to snowboard, I'm already an fantastic skier so i decided to do something humbling... and humbling it was! I was on my ass most of the time and as a result, I broke (or extremely bruised) my coccyx. I could sit for weeks and it still hurts if i sit too long.

Now May has been rather tramatic for my body...

After I got back from Houston, I was wearing my new shoes to work and it caused a small cut in the back of my right foot. Nothing new, nothing major, happens all the time with new shoes. Two nights later I woke up in an extreme amount of pain for a little cut. Over the next couple of days my foot puffed up so big that I couldn't bend my foot. Turns out I had gotten a serious infection, had to get a shot in the hip (holy hell that hurt!!) and put on serious antibiotics that made my very ill (lost 5 pounds in 5 days).

Then the antibiotics gave my an inchy rash all over my body. I couldn't even wear normal clothes.

Between that, I took a fall running at full speed because I told my body to jump and it didn't and I brused both my knees... My left one is still a little off.

Today I decided to go trail running. It was quite a beautiful trail and uphill. On the way back I was flying (do to the fact that I was running down hill) and I hit a edge just so and sprained my ankle. I was a mile in the woods and had to gimp out with a stick as my crutch.

I just can't win.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

spending freeze

I've put myself on a spending freeze... however, I am not doing a very good job. I keep finding things that I "need" or that would be a pity if I didn't purchase ($30 for normally $100 biking shorts!!) Someone please, ANYONE please, give me advice that I can actually use!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mixed Emotions

I have to be honest... I have mixed emotions about keeping a blog. Just doesn't seem like I have that much exciting going on that is worth documenting on a public source. However, I have gotten a surprising amount of grief for not keeping up-to-date on the blog... guess it wouldn't hurt to start it back up.

The whole winter went by in kind of a blur. I worked about 70 hours a week, skied once a week, saw my family very little and my friends even less. Now that it is warming up outside and the greenery is starting to emerge, I find myself getting anxious to do all the things that the winter forbid. Hiking and biking are at the top of my list along with hanging out with the people that mean the most to me in whatever little time I have. I have a sneaking suspicion it'll be a good time.

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