HA! By September 12, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

I was so insanely excited to start using the “special treadmill for injured people”. I got into the most ridiculous looking machine you’ve ever seen, one designed to take the weight of gravity off my lower half, and I ran for 30 seconds and walked for 4 minutes and repeated that for as long as they would let me. I was deliriously happy. And then they told me I wasn’t progressing normally and needed to back off for another three weeks. I cried in the car on the way home from that PT visit because I had been holding on to that being my starting again point. The one shining beacon getting me through missing three races. And it was taken away. I was back to square one.

And it finally sunk in what I had refused to admit to myself: I didn’t know where or when my next run was going to be.

The Un-Un-Breakable Sarah Schmidt

HA!, My Thoughts About Things By April 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Aside from checking into an assisted living facility in Florida?

With the kind of break I’m dealing with, surgery is not recommended. I’m just supposed to “stay off of it” for 6 weeks. The greater part of those 6 weeks involves crutches. Then you play the fun game of “find out what you can and can’t do based on how much it hurts.” Basically, if it hurts, I can’t do it.

Running is out of the question for all of the 6 weeks and probably longer.

House Hunters: Salt Lake City (or not)

HA! By January 15, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

With the impending move weighing on every conversation I have with everyone, the question I get asked the most often is, “Where are you looking?” followed closely by, “Will you please stop telling me about your plans to move?” I’ve always lived in Salt Lake City, whether it was The East Bench, The Avenues, Foothill/Parley’s, or our current location: Millcreek/Sugarhouse….

screaming carols all the way

HA!, Holidays By December 17, 2012 Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

I was perusing the Pinterest the other day and started noticing this creepy looking thing routinely popping up. I finally gave in and clicked on one of the images and found that it was an “Elf on the Shelf”. I did what I usually do when I am hopeful that the internet is hoaxing me: I googled it.

After reading this and this, I felt pretty certain that I had a handle on what is going on here: some Martha Stewart wannabe invented this garbage so more mothers everywhere could feel inferior. I keep hoping that this is an EPIC internet joke and that this does not actually exist. Just… insane.

need look no more

HA! By July 17, 2012 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

This past weekend we made a trip up to Deer Valley to see one of the Utah Symphony Summer Concert Series (or whatever, I don’t know exactly what it’s called): Michael Jackson Tribute. We’ve attended the Summer Concert Series before – but this time we actually knew where we were going, so you know, that was nice. We packed a picnic (we picked up take out from Davanza’s), lots of blankets, and WINE because there are SPIDERS UP THERE, PEOPLE. And wine is the only thing that makes being in the presence of spiders … not so noticeable.