Funny, I just talked about how hard it’s been to drag myself out of bed lately and here I am this morning bright and early, the only one up in my house. I didn’t get to bed until around 12 last night, but for some reason, I was wide awake at 6. I laid in bed hoping to get a couple more hours of sleep, but at 6:35, I gave up and came downstairs. It’s strangely quiet. I can’t remember the last time I was the first one up, definitely not since school let out in June. I forgot how nice it is to sit in the quiet with a cup of coffee before the craziness of the day begins.
I picked up my new toy yesterday.
I wrap this little gadget around my foot, turn it on and supposedly it will speed up my bone healing. All I know is that insurance covered it at 100% most likely in hopes that I will stop going to see doctors. Don’t worry, insurance company, I’m totally with you. I hope to not have to see any more doctors for a long long time. After the rep showed me how to use it, my doctor came out and said hello. My follow up with him is in a week and a half and I asked if he thought I’d be able to start running at that point. He gave me the very cautious response of, “Let’s wait and see how things look.” So, although I had been planning to be able to get back to life as usual after that appointment, I guess I should start preparing myself in case I need to stay in the boot a few more weeks. He already had to witness a little tearful breakdown when he broke the news of the stress fracture to me, I’d like to spare him another one if I can manage.
On a totally different note, I finally got to try on a pair of Hokas yesterday. I’ve been curious about them since I read an article about them a couple years ago. They are strange looking.
I haven’t been able to find anyone locally who carried them and I didn’t want to buy a pair without trying them on… at $160 they’re not exactly cheap. So a woman walked into the store yesterday in a pair. I was talking to her about them and she was like, here, try them on. Is that weird? I don’t know, but I went ahead and put that sucker on. It’s crazy how light they are for how huge they look. I don’t know that I’m sold on them, but I would love to try them out on a run. I do wonder if the extra cushion would make them a good choice for me after this stress fracture. Hmmmm.
It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that the kids go back to school in 2 weeks. Where did summer go?
It’s also hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that those big kids are these kids:
Today is beach shopping, laundry, packing day while I listen to my current favorite song.
“Well we all have faith, and we all have hope,
But we’re all a little lost in the same damn boat.
It’s a helluva life, it’s a helluva life.”
Yes it is.