Thursday, November 19, 2009

funk ...

OK, so it's day four of this whole cast thing and I am already in a funk. It is a total pain. I can't really drive and when I do I have to take the boot on and off every time I get in and out of the car. I haven't found the best way to shower, so although my hair is clean, I'm pretty sure I am starting to stink. And it itches. Totally itches. I'm pretty sure I would never make it through a serious injury. Not with this running addiction anyway.

When I was 12, I broke my pelvis, dislocated my hip and ripped my hamstring all at the same time. I was in an immobilizer for three months. I was home-schooled. My doctors didn't know if I would play sports again. I did (obviously) but it took seven months to get back and even then, my parents thought I was going to hurt myself every time I stepped onto the field (or court). Somehow I got through that. I look back now and I don't know how. Wait, I do. I replaced exercise with eating and gained 70 pounds. Not exactly the best plan. I'm not really sure how I would approach that situation now, but I really hope I wouldn't self-soothe with food. But I never want to be tested. This foot injury (which should be much better when I get this cast off on December 1) is enough of a test for me. Running withdrawal is not fun.

On a much happier note, the foot itself is starting to feel better (much less pain than earlier this week) and I am ready (mentally) to get back out there. I know that this is the exact reason I asked for the cast. So that I would HAVE TO take it easy. So that I wouldn't do more damage. But I'm not 100 percent sure that I will make it the whole two weeks. I might cut the cast off myself and jog around the block. Things might get serious around here and I'm probably going to need some backup.

7 comments:

Zoƫ said...

December 1st will come quickly! In the meantime take it easy. The "boots" are pains. :( Speedy recovery vibes being sent your way...

Kerrie T. said...

Hope it gets better quickly, but at least you'll have it off by Dec. 1st! BTW: "might need some back up" made me laugh. :)

sam said...

GAH! I bet December 1st feels so far away!! It will come hopefully before you know it!

I am with Zoe sending recovery vibes your way!

Jenn said...

How frustrating. I tore my hamstring last year and it was one of the most mentally taxing times in my life. Not too much longer!!

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momof3 said...

uh, yea, so last summer when I was in the alleged boot, I DID cut it off a day early... I'm just saying that in the end the shower "thing" over ruled the cast "thing". You'll be OK. If it makes you feel better I did not run today. I will probably not run until Sunday, and then I'll try not to talk about it in front of you. or, at least, I'll do my best to talk about it behind your back.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

OMW you are sooo funny.. Make sure your husband hides the power saw..

HUGS!! I will be out of Facebook land this weekend.