January 1st 2015

On the first day of 2015.

We had brunch at PJ’s in Princeton. I got 1 oreo pancake, 1 s’mores pancake and 1 banana pecan pancake. All were amazing. I took the pups on a 3.5 mile walk and then we napped.

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Despite being really chilly out, it was a beautiful day so we spent some time in our woods.

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I had dinner with sarah (General Tso’s tofu) mmmm we exchanged gifts and headed over to Brendon’s Bar. I drank an angry orchard in my pajamas while watching home alone 2. perfection.

15 in my NUMBER so I think this will be a great year.

 

Thanksgiving 2014

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I was up early to cook with my mom.

I hoped on the bike for 45 minutes since I couldn’t Turkey Trot this year, then the cooking began.

I was in the charge the Fruit Turkey, the only turkey I ate this year… This is my 5th year being vegetarian :)

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I also made the cranberry sauce, a cranberry champainge punch, the sweet potato casserole, cranberry raspberry walnut pie (YUM!)and part of the gluten free green bean casserole.

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The food was delicious and the company was even better.

We did lunch at my house and then headed over to my in laws for dinner.

I surprisingly didn’t stuff my face or over eat, which is crazy for me but I haven’t had much of an appetite lately.

I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and friends.

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My first time Spectating a Race

Yesterday, I was suppose to run my second marathon.  I didn’t as many of you know. When I first found out I had a stress fracture, besides the obvious reaction of being totaly devastated I couldn’t run the race I trained so hard for, I WAS NOT going to go to the race. I thought I would just be too depressed and sad.

However, 2 weeks later when my best friend asked me if I still wanted to come I said I would think about it. Then I decided I would probably be better off being there cheering her and my brother in law on as the best spectator ever rather then sitting home depressed that I couldn’t be a part of everything.

So I went. I made signs, I made a shirt, I decorated a foam finger and I packed up and headed to Philly.

I’m glad I went.

I was sad at moments that I couldn’t be out there running… but I did everything I could think of to cheer on my friends and family as I would have wanted if I WAS out there running. I was their photographer and I did a lot of screaming.

I was pushed around in a wheelchair by both my parents and Sarah’s parents.. which was so awesome of them because I never would have made it around the city on crutches, ouch.

Now I can focus on healing and getting back out there when I can.

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( my brother in law was among the elites running the race, he’s in the white tank)

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“Sometimes we work so hard, only to stumble”

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Soooo….. I have a stress fracture. (Femoral neck aka hip) I’ll be on these THINGS for the next 6-8 weeks. The hardest part of this RIGHT NOW is giving up the marathon I’ve been training my ass off for the last 4 months. Big picture: bones heal. I’ll run another marathon. For now there will be a small mixture of self pity until I’m over it followed by some bad ass recovering.

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