Friday, May 4, 2012

Grand Canyon and a Smile

Things have been looking up for me lately. I just got back from an amazing trip with one of my best girlfriends. We drove to Maricopa, AZ for a few days filled with sunning, shopping, and slothing. We managed to squeeze in one walk, but decided it was entirely too hot and ended up in the pool again within an hour.
It was so great to spend some time with Brittani, and I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed our conversations and laughter. We decided to take a slight detour on the way home and visit the Grand Canyon. I am SO glad we did that! I had been once before as a young girl, and Brit had never been. So beautiful. I'm already planning a return trip for hiking and camping. Plus, Ty's never been-- this is a MUST see.

So I have news. Not "we're expecting news" (I wish)...but still SUPER good news. My therapist told me to start running in small easy doses to see how it goes in addition to walking and cycling. And I ran. In a small and easy dose. Twice. It felt SO GOOD. My leg still is less than 100%, but progressing.
Another super cool thing....I have been waiting to do this until I could run again....

Ty helped me move this baby into our bedroom. Biggest Loser on the TV. Four miles of glory on the treadmill without makeup or sunscreen or even having to brush my teeth. Heavenly.


  1. Looks like a fun trip. I have always wanted to see the Grand Canyon.

    I am glad you can start running again, I bet that's a relief!

  2. how have i allowed or cyber blog friendship to slack, i'm sorry!! but i'll have no more of that! awesome to see that u've been having some fun, i went to the grand canyon once, but u look much prettier in those pix than i do in mine. ;) GREAT to hear that u're getting those blasted injuries taken care of, hurrah to the return to running. have a great night! :)

  3. Your trip looked amazing...and WOW I would have returned to that pool instead of a walk too. It's gorgeous!

  4. That pool looks heavenly. Glad you had such a wonderful trip!