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A Box of Chocolates

“Life is like a box of chocolates”, Forest Gump said. “You never know what you’re gonna get.” My favorite chocolates are the hard, chewy kind or the ones with the crunchy inside. And I’ve been lucky enough to get quite a few of these this year. But recently, I picked one with a soft strawberry filling – you know, the kind you want to put back as soon as you bite into it.

So, this strawberry filled chocolate has taken me to Virginia this week where I’m waiting to have a small surgery on Monday on my IT band (the muscle that attaches on the side of your knee). I had the same surgery on my other knee a few years ago, and I’m lucky to have a great doctor who did a super job the first time around.

So for the last few weeks, while I’ve been unable to train like I normally do, I’ve been living at the pool and working hard on my swim. The green tinged hair, prune fingers and chlorine skin are happy reminders that I’m putting miles in the swim bank, letting them pile up, to be used at a later date. Enjoying the outside of the strawberry filled chocolate, so to speak.

Next week, it’s time to pick another chocolate. Chewy or crunchy please or I’m spitting it out.;-)

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