Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Top 2 Tuesdays--Random Facts About Myself

I decided to participate in Top 2 Tuesdays again from "The Undomestic Momma."



To get to know me a little bit better, here are 2 random facts about myself:

1. I'm rarely ever sick with a cold or flu but I tend to be injury prone or have some other random serious illness that requires serious medical attention. Not including when I was born or getting my wisdom teeth out, I have either been hospitalized, gone to the ER, or put under 7 times. Just to name a few:
  • Stitches in my forehead (ran into the corner of the bathroom door thanks to my brother shutting it in my face just as I was running into the bathroom)
  • Tonsils & adenoids removed (I had strep throat ALL.THE.TIME when I was younger)
  • 3 pins in my left hip (stress fracture from running...yes, I'm aware I have the hip of an 80 year old woman)
  • Broken big toe (dropped 45 lb weight plate on it while working at the YMCA)
  • Hospitalized for almost a week my sophomore year of college because of food poisoning; it was the worst pain of my life thus far and my stomach has never been the same since (thanks UD dining hall!)
  • Extranavicular bone in my left foot removed (crutches for 7 weeks, walking boot for 2.5 months)
  • Broken hand (fell while running)

This is what an extranavicular bone looks like...it's the large bump on the arch of my foot

Apparently about 20% of the population has this but it doesn't bother most people. Mine was so large it was painful because my tendons were stretched too far over the bone.

This is what my leg looked like after surgery


2. I have flown on an airplane 39 times and none of these include work/business trips. I feel like this is a lot for only being 26 years old but this is what happens when a lot of my family lives 1000+ miles away. And yes, I have actually kept track of this since I was younger. I already have 3 more trips planned in the next 6 months too including Boston, Portland, OR, and overseas for a Mediterranean cruise!

6 comments:

Lindsey said...

wow - i'm jealous of all of your travels! thats awesome!

Molly said...

WOW! I'm definitely jealous of all your travels!!

Have a great day!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

Im jealous of the travels too!!!!!

McKenna said...

Your blog makes me smile! I love that you blog about your running, because I am a runner too. I have a completed a few 1/2 marathons but never the guts for a full! Good Luck!

marathonmaiden said...

lots of traveling! i wish i could say that. the 7 major medical stuff? not so much hahaha. that's crazy. i had strep throat almost every week when i was little to but i still have my tonsils. i guess i'm weird :)

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

I love Boston - good luck with the marathon! I also had my wisdom teeth and tonsils removed... and I cut my liver once in a go-cart accident!

Happy travels :)