Monday, April 16, 2012

Jumping the Gun!

This is a 'total' bonus post for the week. I highly recommend reading my previous post, to better understand where I am coming from. You can check it out here

I am not going to go into details but my name and grandma have been used in a sentence TWICE the past two days. Seriously? Do I look or act that old??? I must... Perhaps it is all the pie making!

I am a woman of my word (for the most part, we all falter from time to time) and I mentioned in my last post that there was a chance I was jumping the gun with my dramatic flare related to being sidelined! Well, sidelined I am, but maybe for less time than I initially anticipated. The doctor will tell me my plan in three weeks. The overarching goal? The Chicago Marathon! 

While running the Columbus Marathon, last year, I was blessed with amazing spectators and also running companions during the race. One of my companions was my sister. Somewhere near mile 25 she took a picture of me STILL smiling. It isn't often that you find someone smiling at mile 25 of their marathon. At that point she looked over at me and said that she might give this marathon thing a try. I responded, even before I crossed the finish line, that I was in and wanted to run another marathon, too!!! Chicago bound we were (along with another one of my wonderful spectators and friends); we all woke up early in February to buy our entry into the race that sold out in record time. I never thought IT could happen to me, but it did... On the injured list I went.

It broke my heart to think I might have to go back on my word because of a stupid injury... I can't guarantee, at any point, that I will be healthy enough to run 26.2 miles on October 7, 2012 but for now I can tell you that I will listen to the doctor (and my body) and do whatever he tells me I need to do to make the Chicago marathon happen.

I decided to find some way to occupy my time over the next few weeks other than watching copious amounts of HULU. The plan? Bake as many pies as possible. This was born out of my preparation for a bummer of a night because of bad news from the doctor. I mean what would you do if you were sidelined? 

When I stated that running has become a large part of my social life, there was nothing dramatic about that statement. I literally had a running buddy for every day of the week, with the exception of Sunday for the last few months. Because I am such a relationship person, I now realize the loss I was feeling was not just about running but also about the relationships I have gained through an activity I love! I do realize, now that I have processed my last post with a wise guy, that the spirit of my last post may have been lost on some. Me comparing running to a human relationship is over the top! However I still believe in the spirit of that comparison.

So for now, I am not going to sulk... I am going to develop my relationships with the PEOPLE I so clearly care about and bake some more pies!!!


Apple Pie!
Healthy Chicken Pot Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie


8 comments:

  1. Fingers crossed that you get good news in three weeks and, BTW, when is the next potluck thingie? We must sample these pies, eh?

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    1. Thanks Nita!!! We should have a potluck so I don't gain weight from all the pies!

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  2. Your mom has a great pie book...tell her to scan some of the pie recipes and send them to you. They are great!

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  3. just think of it as taking a vacation. if you went on a work training trip or a long family visit to the middle east, you'd make do without your fab running buddies. right?

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    1. Love the wisdom here! You are SO right Christina!

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  4. Sarah - I'm so glad I found your blog (Mandy told me about it) because I miss you!! I've heard a little bit about your progress from our running buddies and I was glad to hear things may not be as bad as originally thought (although who knows the severity of a "painful limb"?!) Anyway LOVE this blog!! Can't wait to see you again!!

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    1. I didn't know you didn't know about it! I'm glad you found it too!!! I miss you too!!! But the good news is you will see me plenty this weekend :) Read away! A lot of my blog is pontificating about life through running...

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