Friday, March 21, 2008

Memoir to Marit

I have been off of “blogging” for a few days… but, that doesn’t mean blog friends are far from my thoughts.

With driving around for work, it’s been easier to communicate via cell phone. And you know what, if you think Marit is upbeat and spunky in writing – you should hear the girl over the phone (or better yet, in person!) Pain meds or not, she’s a bundle of positive energy. (it’s just a bit more jumbled when she’s “doped” up ;)

Please see “my friends” and read Marit C-L for medical updates. She used a whole bunch of words I can’t spell, let alone locate in a human body.

Marit, we are all thinking about you! You are an endurance athlete – and this bump in the road will only slow you down for a short while. There is no doubt in my mind that you will be back, and stronger (physically and mentally) than before. Liz and Jen: thanks for keeping everyone in the loop as things progressed this week. As Liz mentioned in a recent post, we are all living our own lives – most of us in different states around the US – but the internet, an invisible bond, created some very special friendships. I am so lucky to have you guys in my life!

Here are some quotes for my FLSS (Florida Soul Sister)

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin -- real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” ~Alfred D. Souza

“The question in life is not whether you get knocked down. You will. The question is, are you ready to get back up… and fight for what you believe in.” ~Dan Quayle

Marit – tell your doctors that you need your bones to HTFU!!!


Eric said...

thanks for your comments on Parris Island. the SUV really was a close call! hope to see you at the races soon!

Sally said...

Great blog for Marit. I loved the quotes. As much as I love triathlon and all that it brings us - as a mother I am always so proud of the friendships you make and keep - tri and other. Thank you Ash! Call me .xoxoxoxo Mom

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Hi Ashley!

Love you! Thanks for the awesome post. Love the quotes. You know what? I can't spell half the stuff I say either - so we're equal. :)

And BTW, my bones are the epitome of HTFU. If they weren't the thickness/density that they are, the accident would have been A LOT worse. So, I may look like a fullback for Manchester United Rugby - but I'm a SOLID full back.

Thanks, my friend.

Mendy said...

I really thought I commented here the other day when I was checking in on your friend. Oh well.

I'm sorry about your friend, and glad to hear she's gonna get better soon.