Oh, the irony, it almost kills. Last night while eating an apple, I cracked my tooth. This morning I had my first (but probably not last) root canal, and I need to get a crown asap. In the meantime, the tooth-doctor said not to eat any crunchy foods (no nuts, no carrots, no crunchy salads even), stick to soft foods (rice, eggs, pasta), and to chew on the good side of my mouth as much as possible (although she said it’s surprisingly difficult). Drinking Nutella straight from the jar is a-ok!
Then I was the weirdo patient and asked if I could eat pizza while running tomorrow. To her credit she took my question seriously (almost too seriously), and gave me the ok to eat pizza tomorrow but not to attempt it “competitively.” (I felt like I became a “crazy patient” story with this question, and that maybe she only took it deadly seriously to make me feel even crazier.)
So, on the eve of the Pizza Run, I am mouth injured. MOUTH INJURED. I never thought it could happen to me. If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s eating, and if there’s another thing I’m good at, it’s injuring myself, but I never thought I was better at injuring myself than eating. But I will soldier through this like the patriot I am, and I will eat that pizza (not competitively), and I will finish those two miles and three slices, even if I have to run on one foot and chew on one side of my mouth!
As for those marshmallow peanut butter apple treats pictured above, basically I was looking for a picture of a tooth to include for the post, then I found this “recipe,” and since it’s almost Halloween I thought I’d share it instead of boring clipart of a tooth. You’re supposed to use mini-marshmallows but I didn’t have those, and red apples for the “lips,” but I didn’t have those either, so my version is even more horrific than it’s supposed to be. Plus it reminds me of the devil that cracked my tooth in the first place, so it’s horrifyingly full circle.
This cracked tooth thing is totally a true story, even though it sounds like I made it up to cover any eating inadequacies. The further truth is I had no eating inadequacies until this very moment, but I still would have finished back-of-the-pack in the Pizza Run due to running inadequacies, of which I have many. Share your dental problems in the comments!