At yesterday's competition, the Mt. Sac Relays, I popped my hamstring on my 3rd jump. Well actually I didn't even get to jump...it happened just before I hit the board during my approach. My leg hurt, but my heart hurt worse. I was slightly heartbroken that having worked so hard to overcome my ankle injury, something like this had to happen, just when I was starting to "get my groove back". I can't get officially diagnosed until Monday, once the initial inflammation calms down, but at least the doctor at the meet said it's not completely torn (since he couldn't feel any holes in the muscle fibers). Moving was very difficult after it happened: hurt to walk and I couldn't even put on or take off my own shoes. But I took some strong anti-inflammatories before going to bed and now I'm feeling quite a bit better and able to get around the airport. I can even put on my own shoes! HURRAY for the small victories in life :-)
If life is giving you lemons too, here's 2 yummy little lemonade recipes (just to hold you over 'til you make your own metaphorical lemonade out of life):
ps- if you like cucumber water, I recommended adding cold, thinly sliced cucumbers for a refreshing little twist.
If you have extra time on your hands and want to get fancy, try this recipe. I remember my mom and little sis making something similar out of the Joy of Cooking book when my sis was probably about 6 years old for the lemonade stand she wanted to do one day in front of our house. I remember it being DELICIOUS! and Kelsey sold out so the neighbors must have agreed.
Haha ok so maybe I got a little overzealous with lemonade options, but seriously...Don't let life get you too far down... You're never given more than you can handle.
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