Good Morning! For whatever random reason, my ankle has been feeling really really good the last few days. It’s like it finally just decided it’s going to heal… FINALLY… did I say that already? I know I said I wasn’t going to run until I saw the chiropractor, but I MAY have decided that I was going to go for a run this morning. Just an easy one. I’d walk if it hurt too much. Just a few miles. And then I yelled at myself. And reread this post I wrote. And asked myself what good will come from running today? I’m itching to get out there but I have a lot more to gain from sitting out than trying to hobble through a few miles right now. Calm down spastic self. So instead, this morning I googled exercises for the peroneal tendons and that’s what I’m spending my morning doing. So apparently, I’m a slow learner, but I do, in fact, (eventually) learn.
I’m working 10-6 today and I’m actually looking forward to going to work. It’s been a little dicey lately. I’ve just been so frustrated about everything. Not knowing when I’d be able to run again. After missing the whole spring, wondering if I was going to have to sit out my fall marathons as well. A lot of people are coming into the store right now and loading up on gear for upcoming races. Lots of talk about training. When I first started working at the running store, that was the stuff I loved. I was excited to talk races and running. Duh. It’s a running store! But I posted a link a few weeks ago. The one about wanting to punch every runner you see when you can’t run. Yeah, I still kind of feel that way. Which creates a kind of weird conflicted state of being when working in a running store.
Customer: Hi! I’d like to buy some running shoes!
Me: Shut up, I hate you.
Luckily, my mental filter caught that before it actually came out. But going to work has been a whole lot more like, well, work than it was in the beginning. But as I start to feel a little more optimistic about being able to return to running in the near future, I’m also feeling happier about being surrounded by running people all day long.
Tonight Lawrence and I are going to go on a nice non spastic walk. Walking is growing on me. Sometimes it’s nice to slow down and take it all in. Off to work, have a great day! 🙂