Jack be nimble,
Jack be quick,
Abby not so much
Something's gone wrong in my foot. My left foot. It's not running. Consequently, the right foot isn't running either. Bummer.
There's no defining moment of injury that I can tie down. I have no exciting adventure tale to tell about how it is that something's gone wrong in my foot. I also don't really know what the injury is. I did a little surfing online and I've ruled out a metatarsal sprain, but it's possible I have only a week or so to live...
A few weeks ago, I had a little tinge - you know those tinges - of pain on the top of my foot near the toes, but nothing of note. Then, it was exactly two weeks ago today. I was out for a run in the morning and the foot was whining. Made me stop.
I think I was sabotaged by those dang mail order shoes, remember them?! They arrived all wrong and I sent them back for a second chance? I don't think they agreed with my feet. They are shoes of the devil! I stopped wearing them a week ago.
So here I am, still in watch-and-wait mode. I can walk okay and ride the bike and drive the manual-transmission car, it's just running that is a no no.
And I miss it oh so much *sniff*.
It's not just the physical exertion I miss. In fact, I'm filling the time with more biking and boxing than I normally do (seriously, I'm so sore from boxing right now, and I'm not even getting hit!). But I miss being out in the early morning hours with the other early morning runners. This is such a nice time of year for that, and I paid my cold, dark dues through the winter damnit!
But I guess I can wait a little longer.
The thing that bugs me though - makes me a little nervous actually - is just not being able to run. One of the reasons I run aside from "it's fun", is that I just like knowing that I CAN. I mean, one never knows when an emergency type situation might arise and running would sure come in handy!
I like knowing that I CAN run relatively far and/or run relatively fast if I ever need to (crossing guard... hello...). I'm a prepper, what can I say?
Good ju-ju for the foot. I'm taking donations.