1. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers for my unexpected dental procedure! It went well! In order to tell you all about it, you need a little bit of back story first! When I was in 5th grade, I was at basketball practice. We were running some suicide sprints and this boy got mad because I was beating him so he pushed me into the brick wall at full force. Every tooth in my mouth was knocked loose and moved, my chin was split open, and my 4 front ADULT teeth were knocked out. My doctor was thankfully there as his son was on the same team as me and he said that if I would’ve been about an inch more to the right I probably would’ve broken my neck on the stairs of the bleachers. I had to miss 2+ months of school and had to go through stitches and TONS of dental work that was painful, but my dentist was able to build up my teeth so they looked real.
Back to Tuesday, one of my teeth felt weird so I went up to the mirror and ran my tongue over my teeth and as soon as I did that, one of my fake teeth popped off. Well, as you can imagine, I was terrified and all those horrible memories of 5th grade came rushing back and I instantly burst into tears. Afterall, I wasn’t about to go anywhere looking like that, especially to my internship! So I immediately called the dentist and he wasn’t available, but 10 minutes later, I got a call and he was going to come into the office just to see me! We got my tooth built back up and all is now well again in the life of me! ;)
2. Running Update: Well, after planning to run the Columbus Marathon, and then needing to downgrade to the half, and then not training whatsoever, I decided to not even go. I ended up sleeping in which was amazing and saving my gas money and saving my body from being sore. Was I disappointed… sure. That was my first DNS. But, right now, life is crazy hectic and I think it was the right decision. As for running in general: I’ve been running a mile here or there and doing a little bit of weights… some weeks I go without any exercise… I just think that sleep is more important to me right now. I’m ok with that… as soon as this STRESSFUL semester is over (December 15th) I plan on getting back into running/exercising and slowly building my health/fitness back up to where I was before… it’s a little depressing knowing that a year ago I ran a marathon and now I can only really run about 2 miles lol… ugh!
3. Erica from Life as a Running Mom sent me a email yesterday:
Ironically, I came across your business card tucked in your Christmas card last year on my work desk today and was wondering....are you doing this again this year?
Have a great day!
The answer is YES!!! The past couple of years have been a blast and I am so excited to host it again this year!! If you’ve never taken part in the Christmas Card Swap, you can check out last year’s HERE! I will have signups posted probably this weekend or the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so keep your eyes open!! :)
I hope you all are doing well! I really miss visiting everyone’s blogs! Also, welcome to the couple of new friends we have here one Runner’s Luck!! :)