Holy Clavicle, I’m having shoulder surgery today!

Oh. My. Goodness. The time has come. The time to get patched up by a sugeon that I’ve only met once (I mean, he seems cool). It’s time to make right what went wrong just a couple of months ago when I somehow shoved my foot into the spokes of my roommates bike and flipping me over it’s handlebars all while riding the last block and a half to my spankin’ new San Francisco apartment. What a great way to welcome yourself into the big city, eh? Nothing says ‘this feels like home’ like a few torn ligaments in my shoulder. :)

Read all of the details of my accidental dare devil dive onto the streets on San Francisco over here in this post.

So, tomorrow at 7am I’ll be on the operating table with the goal being to fix my shoulder by drilling two holes through it and reattaching it with a cadaver’s (a dead dude’s) tendon. Yep, I’m going to have a dead man’s (or woman’s?) tendon in my shoulder from here on out, which really only makes me think about how I hope he or she had some great karma. I mean the well-being of my shoulder practically depends on it.

Ok, who am I kidding? This thing has Hanna Montana horror movie written all over it. My shoulder is going to turn into Jamie Lee Curtis and make me eat Activia yogurt so that my digestive system doesn’t act up (see video embed below).

All I really need is some sympathy, people. Is that too much to ask? I don’t think so.

Tomorrow I’ll be a whole new man. Well, a whole new man who’s going to be on some really strong pain killers. Wish me and my nurse Stephanie good luck and be sure to keep us in your prayers. May the force be with my clavicle.

More soon…

A Jam-Packed Saturday… just the way we like it.

logo_bed_bath_and_beyondTypically Ryan and I end up feeling more tired after a weekend is over than when we go into it.  We don’t like to keep things normal by utilizing the extra weekend time to catch up on some much needed rest and relaxation.  Instead I think we  see the extra two days off from work as a challenge to see how many activities we can pack into 48 hours.  We usually do a pretty good job.  Today can easily serve as example of how we like to spend our weekends.

This morning we woke up and ran 15 miles.  That’s right, 15 miles.  I don’t like to brag or anything but this time I think I will.  That’s a pretty long run and in fact, it’s the longest that Ryan and I have ever run in our entire life!  If you remember, I’m training for the San Francisco Marathon in July.  I’m following a special 18 week training program that, so far I highly recommend.  We’ll see after the race if I still recommend it, haha.  I just finished up week ten, so as you can see the weekend mileage continues to increase as the training goes on.  Ryan was supposed to run the marathon with me, but unfortunately due to his shoulder situation, he won’t be able to run :(  So far, he has been able to do most of the training with me, but that will all end on Wednesday after he has his surgery.  It’s going to be painfully hard to train on my own, so I might have to start looking for some new running partners in the city.  Out here I’m sure that wont be too hard considering the amount of runners that I’ve seen in San Francisco.  Below is a map of our run this morning, note that we basically ran all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. Talk about an amazing view!


Following our crazy long run and a major chow down fest at one of our favorite, nearby restaurants The Brickhouse, Ryan and I headed over to Bed Bath and Beyond to register for all of the super awesome wedding gifts that we hope to receive.   We had an amazing consultant lead us around the store and give us the low-down on every single item that he thought we would need after we’re married.  From pots and pans to toaster ovens and bedspreads we had a fabulous time zappin every item that we just had to have!  If you’d like to go ahead and buy us a gift ( come on, you know you’re just dying to) you can click right here and type in Stephanie Marnitz or Ryan Hupfer and our registery will pop up.  We selected a few items so take your pick… we’ll be happy with any of it!  Yay… bring on the presents, haha.

Our entry form has officially made it to the Today Show, but are we going to get on?

I know that Stephanie and I have been a little quiet on this blog lately, but we promise to kick it back into gear here real soon. I know that there’s no excuse four us being a little MIA, but if I could make an excuse it would have something to do with a few things, such as:

  1. This crazy Hub Challenge that I’ve started over on HubPages that is requiring me to write 100 Hubs in 30 days (I have 6 in 6 days, so I need to really step it up a bit this week)
  2. Bay To Breakers was in town this past weekend, so Stephanie and I had all kinds of friends in town and we’ve been rocking out San Francisco since last Thursday (more on this in a blog soon)
  3. Stephanie and I have really been kickin’ our marathon training up a notch, which means that we’re getting up super early and running A LOT. We ran over 25 miles last week, which, in my book, is a loooong way. We ran 12 miles a couple of Saturdays ago and almost made it to the Golden Gate Bridge from our place, so yeah, it’s pretty far.
  4. Last, but definitely not least we have been getting our stuff together for the Get Married On The Today Show contest, which we mentioned on here a few weeks ago. We got our video shot, our entry form completed and we mailed it in on the last possible day that we could get it postmarked, May 15th. But, like I said, we got it in just in time and as you’ll see below it’s made it out to the Today Show crew in New York City this morning, so all that we can do now is wait and home that someone gets in touch with us about snatching a spot in their contest. I honestly think that we can do it and our video turned out pretty good — you can watch it below or over here on YouTube when you get a couple minutes to spare. Be sure to let us know what you think.

Our entry officially arrived in New York City this morning!

Ok, so that’s our update for now — be sure to check back in as we post up all of the stuff that we did during our awesome Bay To Breakers weekend and as we keep you all updated on our Today Show status. Wish us luck and get ready to get your vote on if we get the chance to get on there!

p.s. Our friends on Facebok REALLY liked it. :)