I dreamed I was running last night.
And it was one of those runs where it’s effortless. And you’re smiling. And you feel AMAZING! Like this woman. She’s running, she’s having a good time. I look like the lady in blue to the right, a little jealous. I was so happy when I first woke this morning after my dream and then it crashed home that I haven’t run a step in more than a month and I was sad again.
So what have I been doing…not running my half that I registered for on May 18th, Avenue of the Vines. I did pick up my packet and at least get my shirt but I did the smart thing and didn’t run. I wish I could but physically my leg isn’t up to it. I am walking without a limp most days unless I’m really tired. I have ridden my bike around the block…once. But other than walking a bit, I’ve had no exercise and am missing running dearly.
I’ve stayed away from reading running blogs because it makes me sad. I haven’t read my copy of Runners World. And I just folded the load of running clothes that I washed right before the Capital City Classic where I pulled my groin. I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t even washed the clothes I ran Capital City Classic in. Gross. I should do that.
Mentally, I’m so ready to run. But physically, I’m not there yet. My leg is still painful but ever day is better. I’m hopeful that when the sixth week rolls around, I will be ready to at least give it a go. I miss running.
What do you do when you’re injured?
Any other hobbies to keep you busy?