And I'm hitched!! Long time readers of my blog probably wonder how I ended up married (at times it seemed so impossible to fathom that I would get here, right?). I seriously feel like I am living in bonkersville. I live in NC. I'm an attorney. I don't practice law though. I have a husband. I became a triathlete somewhere along the way. I recently decided I don't like triathlon as much. I have metal plates in my face thanks to a 2008 bike accident-and that's actually a story-line that won't die. I'm due to get a new tooth soon b/c the tooth that was reimplanted in the ER is getting reabsorbed by my body. But since I'm not paralyzed or dead I can handle a new tooth with a bit of grace. I can admittedly feel a little sorry for myself at times (I'm taking my first lengthy running break in four years b/c I have quad tendinitis and I'm a little moody which is so runner cliche) but I think, with the passage of time, I have really good perspective related to the accident and how lucky I was. Basically, it's pretty interesting to spend some time reflecting on how crazy life can be and how it can turn out like you thought...or not.
In regards to the injury, I ran a lot this summer and fall and then I started meeting up with a local running group and doing tempo runs (they were tempo for me, likely not for the people I was chasing) that had a lot of downhill on the route and I think my knee just did not enjoy that after a few weeks. So now I am in the midst of two weeks off of running and at work I have to keep my leg propped up on a box b/c it does not enjoy being bent when I sit at my desk for hours. I'm on the upswing though (I'm in week two of resting) and I hope to turkey trot and run the 8K in Richmond (dropping down in distance from the 1/2 marathon) next month. I'm disappointed b/c I was in such a good running groove but, what can I do? I couldn't run anymore. My knee really hurt. I googled detraining a million times but I think I'm done googling and have just chilled out. I can't run no matter how much fitness the internet says I am losing!!
So anyway, I love being married. It's the best! And now I have a ring to wear running :) My wedding ring is perfect for wearing all the time. Work is going well too. I really like my new job. I am looking forward to this coming year as well. J4 and I have some pretty cool stuff planned. Our honeymoon is still ahead of us, I am planning on the Boston marathon (send soothing vibes to my knee please), and we are starting to use the "H" word. House!