May 1st, 2011
I’m happy to report that I ran 2 miles with relatively no pain today! I switched running shoes and ran the 2 miles in my Brooks Green Silence. I initially thought that my shins splints were caused by the runs in the GS and my Vibram FiveFingers, so at least a month ago I began running exclusively in my Brooks Defyance. This means that I put more miles on my Defyance than I wanted. So I ordered a new pair today.
I really didn’t want to do that because I feel like my bank account is being bled dry recently. But healthy shins are worth the investment. And the good news is that the shoes are only $65. I think they have been discontinued, so they no longer cost $100. Woohoo!
I also rode the trainer for 1.5 hours, too. I had more fun on the run, obviously.
Now, since I know you’re all sick my shin splints (I guarantee you, I’m more sick of them), Maren gave me the idea to embark on the 30 day challenge!
I’ve seen these around the internet, but for whatever reason, this one seemed the most interesting and a great way for some of you newer readers to get to know me better (if you dare!!).
Abby Normally’s 30 Day Challenge
I’m currently married to David. We’re high school sweethearts! We met in our high school Bible study and it was love at first sight. Sort of. We had a lot of mutual friends, and it seemed that everyone else knew we were perfect for each other before we even met. I know there is a lot of match-making in high school, but how many of those end in marriage 5 years later?! It’s a God thing, for sure!
We dated through college and we were married in May 2008. I had graduated in December 2007 and David had just finished his Junior year. So yes—we were married while he was still in college. It worked out really well, so don’t let anyone tell you that it’s impractical. If you want it to work out and are willing to juggle the responsibilities of school and marriage, it will be great and make you a stronger couple!
Dave and I are complete opposites personality wise. He’s the peanut butter and I’m the jelly! Although it’s sometimes challenging, I love how he complements me. It’s like he picks up the pieces of my brain that I leave behind. He keeps me grounded, accountable and always makes me want to be a better person. I keep him positive, light-hearted and always on his toes. It really is a match made in heaven.
Now, that wasn’t too painful, was it?
I’m out. I’ve got chickpeas to eat.
What’s your favorite way to spend a Sunday?
I like church, a nap and good book! Maybe a little run. The less I have to do, the better!