Sunday, April 20, 2008

Marathon... and Mono?

Saturday morning, my mom, Ann-Michelle, Jake, and I woke up around 5:30 to do one of the craziest things of our lives- a half marathon. It actually went pretty well- I ran for the most part. I was solid until about 8 miles, where I then had to take a few walking breaks here and there.:) Did I feel pansy? Yes. Was I passed by old men? Yes. The moral of the story really is though- I have a cool medal and new running shirt.:) Jk it was rather fulfilling and inspiring- to all my readers I say- shoot for something you don't think you can do. It's really not as bad as it seems.

When I got home from the race, I crashed and was asleep for the next five hours. It was so good. I woke up just in time to go to Laurie's birthday dinner. It was fun celebrating her birthday- Laurie is an amazing friend who, no matter what, can always make me laugh. She is also someone I know I could count on to do anything for me if I needed it. I'm so glad we were put together as random roommates last summer. It's odd to think that the reason we are friends was all by chance- since she is one of my best ones! But I guess that's how it always goes- people happen to be at the same place at the same time, share things in common, and become friends. The point is- I love her and I'm glad we're friends.:) So Happy Birthday Laurie!

The not so awesome part- well, depending on how you look at it I guess, is that yesterday morning I woke up with my ears and throat hurting pretty badly. I slept the entire day, woke up for a bit to some nice friends (Sarah, Laurie, Stephanie, and Shauna) coming to talk to me and bring me soup- thanks guys!:) I felt better after that, and then after I still had the exhaustion to sleep through the whole night, I woke up from ear pain. No dice. I headed to BYU health center (my first time to the doctor without my mom, I know it sounds lame, but it really was weird). It turns out I either have some sort of bacterial thing, or I have the onset of mono. Awesome right? The only good thing is that my white blood cell count is super high, so if I went to donate plasma, I would make bank. It's actually pretty tempting. Like hey, if I'm sick, I might as well get some cash right? I'm still considering it.

Amidst the possible mono, it is finals week and I have three more to take. Woo! Bad news- I'd rather be sleeping and living off pain killers and antibiotics. Good news- in three days, I'll be ten credits away from being a junior (technically, I probably won't graduate early, but it sounds cool) and will be out of school for four months. Tia and I figured out that since we did summer term, we've been going to school for almost two years straight including our senior year of high school. I do love to be educated, but a break will be nice.

E la mia vita. Sono bravissima, lo so.


Elena Manwaring said...

Sorry you're sick (dare I say you've been kissing too much?), but I am SUPER impressed that you did that run. I could NEVER do it. The old men would pass me up at mile marker uno! Hope you're feeling a little better and good luck with finals.

Laurie said...

THANKS FRIEND!!!! You're awesome, so so awesome!! I'm glad we're friends too, I never really thought about it like that before, it was all chance...weeeiiird.

Mele Kalikimaka

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