Saturday, March 27, 2010

Digging Deep

I've been spending time trying to pull some positives out of this forced time off from training. It hasn't been easy, and I'm not finding a lot of positives. But, I am learning some things about myself.
Here are a few of those things:
1. My lifestyle is pretty darned active.
In contrast, Most people my age are not as active as me. Therefore, they don't get why this is a big deal.
2. My kids are pretty darn active.
But,they are content to hang with me and watch a movie in the evening.
3. I have a hard time sitting down to watch a movie.
Even with my kids.
when I'm not injured, I never actually sit when a movie is on.
4. I like coaching/ working with preteen girls.
I've continued to work with the Girl's Inc group that I started. And, it's been great. The girls are fun, and like pushing themselves to run a little better every week.
5. I am not a patient person, when the patience is needed for myself.
I want my foot to be better. Non. I want to be running and biking. Now.
In contrast, I am very patient with the people I work with.
6. I think like a runner/biker.
When I'm driving, I am generally assessing my route in reference to what type of run/bike course it would be. I never really noticed this until now. Probably because it's coupled with the frustration of knowing that I can't run or bike.

That's it for now.


Doohickie said...

How much longer before you can ride?

Last fall (the day before Thanksgiving) I strained a knee ligament. I toughed it out and didn't go to the doctor, but I realized that I really couldn't ride much, if at all, for a while- about a month. It drove me crazy.

It also broke my rhythm. I'd been riding in all kinds of conditions, lots of different weather, etc. Now I've turned back into a wimp.

I think you're driven by other motives though, so hopefully when you are able you'll quickly get back to where you left off.

In the meantime, enjoy the time with the family. ; )

HeidiTri's said...

I go to the Doc tomorrow. He was hoping to give me the all-clear for biking then. I'm not sure if that'll happen. I still have a lot of pain.

PennyCandy said...

Pain is not a good thing. I wish I could make it better.

Hopefully the doctor can give you some kind of indication about a time frame.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Finally catching up on blogs... I'm so sorry to read that it's a stress fracture, and that you're wearing the boot. Been there twice, and it's no fun. Sounds like you're making the best of it though... sending speedy healing vibes your way :)