Injury update: Still injured. Still not running.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way…
Are you sick of me talking about injuries yet? Well, I am. Actually I was sick of it the moment it happened, but this is the situation I’m in.
Right now it feels like I never was a runner. I’m not even sure my legs remember how to turnover. My foot is feeling better, but it still isn’t 100%. It’s just something that I’ve been dealing with. I’m not even sure what normal is anymore. But I’m trying (again) to be hopeful that this new additional diagnosis and treatment plan will be THE marvelous miracle that gets me back on the road.
It was quite funny yesterday while I was out on my bike, I passed a few runners. I did the “Good morning!” thing but I wanted to scream, “I’m one of you too!!! I really am a cool runner. I’m just doing this because I’m injured!”
That wouldn’t have been too weird or anything, right?
Earlier this summer, Christine posted a list of things of why she was glad she wasn’t running. Of course, she really wants to be running, but it was more of a reverse psychology thing to make herself feel better about being injured and having this forced break.
She made some valid points, but I would gladly take the most suckiest running conditions EVER just to be able to run right now.
So here are 10 things that you will never hear this injured runner say.
1. I’m so glad I can’t run.
2. I’m happy I’m missing my sunrise runs. You’ve seen one sunrise, you’ve seen ’em all!
3. Being injured means I have more free time to work on cross word puzzles and watch paint dry.
4. I’d love to hear about your long run this weekend!
5. Spending money on physical therapy and orthopedic co-pays is way better than new running gear or race entry fees.
6. I love pool running!
7. Cross training is so much better than running.
8. I love that my mind and stomach still think I’m running long distance. I needed to gain some weight.
9. I don’t miss my running friends at all. We barely talked while we ran anyway.
10. I guess everyone was right. Running is bad for me!
What would make your NEVER said list?