|So many have kept me from feeling like an occupant in this nutty car!|
1) Karen @ RunningOverTheHill has been so thoughtful. She reached out to me outside the blog, sent me her phone number in case I needed support (and I did!) and in a I-won't-take-no-for-an-answer way, sent me her heart rate monitor to use in the pool. She made sure to check on me over "that weekend" too. Thank you Karen, you are one awesome lady.
2) Marcia @ MarciasHealthySlice suggested I immediately start pool running. She was gracious enough to chat with me back and forth about how to successfully do this, as this was something totally out of my comfort zone. She also sent me a link to a Pool Running post she wrote while injured in 2010. Marcia has been a wonderful wealth of been-there-done-that information. Thank you Marcia, you've been very kind.
3) Before I made my injury public, I decided I would replace my old mountain bike. I reached out to Kelli @ DestinationAwesome for advice on purchasing a new bike. Kelli took the time to first ask me some questions on how I intended to use the bike and then proceeded to detail certain bike components she thought were important for me. She also suggested things for me to ask the sales reps. Thank you Kelli, I appreciate the time you took to help me!
4) I want to thank each and every person who has left me words of encouragement. I can't tell you how much it helps! I remember one particular blogger said just the right thing when I needed it. On a day I was feeling particularly blue but trying to put on that happy face, Pam @ WeRunDisney said something that resonated with me. Thank you Pam for telling me exactly what I needed to hear!
5) Some local running friends who don't normally comment, sent me the sweetest emails and texts too. And of course there is my buddy and Weekly Wrap cohort Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin whose daily friendship, support, and encouragement I couldn't live without. Thank you Tricia, you are the bomb!
I am still recovering and will continue to need support from this wonderful running tribe. And by the way, if you are reading this I consider you a member! My purpose here was not to exclude anyone (like I said - I could write a book) but more as a life lesson for me. To remember to reach out to people! Go the extra distance. Just say something ...anything. It matters. And it helps, more than anyone can communicate back to you.
I'm linking up with the lovely ladies of the DC Trifecta.
Please visit their blogs and other participating bloggers!
Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC,
Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!
Mar from Mar on the Run!.