I really love that this link-up makes me stop and appreciate the things that might normally go unnoticed.
While in California, my sister and I went on a run (LOVE having her as a running buddy!).
The sun was setting, the weather was beautiful, and there was something poetic in the sound of our feet rhythmically connecting with the pavement.
For one of the first times, I was so grateful for something that I often take for granted:
a healthy body!
the ability to run and exercise is such a gift--and I often forget that not everyone has that opportunity.
Aaaand--I figured I might as well share what else happened on this run.
you see, this was the run that both me and my sister peed our pants.
true story. and I'm only a little ashamed. ha
here's what happened:
we were on our very last stretch--and we had both commented on how badly we both needed to pee.
(if you're a runner, then you know that the only thing worse than having to pee is having the #2 crampings come on ;) see here for my own experience with that! ha!)
anyways, a truck started to make a u-turn right in front of us (on a residential street).
As we were trying to guess whether he was going to stop for us or not, both Jamie and I kind of had a little run-dance of our own--slowing down, stopping, trying to guess whether to go behind or in front of him--you know what I mean?
But he saw us half-way through his turn, and stopped to let us pass.
We both misjudged what the other was going to do, which resulted in her accidentally tripping me.
Luckily, I recovered right before completely biffing it.
But as I started to get up and get going, I didn't realize that Jamie was stopping to help me.
I'm not quite sure how it happened, but somehow, our legs were suddenly tangled and we were both on the ground again.
The poor truck driver could not stop laughing at the debacle we were in.
What a scene it must have been!
We got up, embarrassed and giggling, and finally moved out of his way so he could complete his u-turn.
But when the two of us get laughing--it's impossible to stop.
We were stopping every two strides to cross our legs and laugh.
And then there was just no hope for either of us.
We met eyes and instantly had an understanding:
we had both peed our pants.
which, of course, made us laugh even harder.
I have experienced a new first while running!
so even if I can't control my bladder--I'm still super grateful for a healthy body that lets me experience unforgettable moments like this one!