A big day for me + ‘everybody gets a trophy’

Today is a big day. Mike took the day off to drive me to San Francisco to see a specialist, who is supposed to be the best around. Apparently when you invent hip arthroscopy surgery, you’re so good, you don’t have to take insurance. I have high hopes.

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Sorry if I’ve come across a little on the grumpy side lately, I haven’t been running much. At this point, it’s a miracle the world around me still exists. I should probably apologize to Mike for telling him he is not allowed to retire. Ever. Even if there’s a fire.

It’s both embarrassing and ridiculous how many times I’ve been injured this year. So I’m crossing my fingers for some answers. And hopefully good news.

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I want to thank you guys for all of the awesome comments on yesterdays post. It was a great conversation. Mike + I enjoyed reading your comments. We loved Tempie’s thoughts:

“So many kids these days seem to have such a sense of entitlement. The whole “everyone gets a trophy” thing drives me nuts! I was taught that you worked to get the things you wanted in life. If you didn’t win, you didn’t get a trophy. That way, you learned to work harder to be better next time.”

Girlfriend nailed it. She reminded me of a bit George Carlin did titled “Every Child Is Special.” Just be aware there is some profanity. It’s the best kind of profanity, the truthful kind.

We are leaving right after I hit publish, so if you have any recommendations on restaurants or places to see, please leave them in the comments. It’s quite a hike, so I’ll be able to check my phone on the drive up.

If you don’t have any recs, tell me something stupid/funny/ridiculous. K, thanks. Bye.

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6 Comments on “A big day for me + ‘everybody gets a trophy’

  1. I was so surprised to see the ‘everybody gets a trophy’ title pop up on my Bloglovin’ feed today! Thanks, sweet lady!

    I’ve dealt with a few running injuries myself so I know how frustrating it can be to not be able to just go for a run. Hope you do get some answers and good news at your doctor appt. today! 🙂

  2. Good luck, sweetie! I’m pulling for you! Just an FYI, SF has an Athleta. Love me some good quality workout gear…just in case you need a pick up after your appt. Or in case you just want to shop!

    Fingers crossed for you!

  3. ahhhh!! the idea of “everyone gets a trophy” kills me. We are such a congratulatory culture.Sometimes I just imagine Oprah handing out gold star stickers and saying “and YOU get a gold star, and YOU get a gold star!”

  4. I completely agree with the sense of entitlement topic. I’d like to say we aren’t doing them any favors by giving them handouts that weren’t earned…but it seems like that’s where society is heading nowadays. I feel in the minority because I actually work, go to school, pay my bills, and have a sense of self worth because of it. But that type of hardworking lifestyle seems to have been abandoned by many. Anywayyyyy….I too have dealt with running injuries. I still have lingering IT band problems from a marathon a couple months ago, and it’s even messing up my back and left hip. When I don’t get an intense cardio session in, I’m a different person. I don’t even want to be around myself when I haven’t worked out for awhile. Something that works for me is strength training. Real, weight room, heavy lifting style strength training. When I build muscle mass, it protects me from injuries. So I’m back in the weight room now and getting better. Another thing to try while you’re building strength but need that endorphin rush, is spin class. I get the same happy feeling from it and it’s actually pretty fun. Try it! Good luck with the appointment. I hope you get some answers.

  5. Good luck and please let us know how it goes.

    I am also interested in what type of pain you are experiencing and then what the Dr says. I have personally been seeking answers for years and resolve it. We may be experiencing the same pain.

    Hang in there!

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