Don’t You Want To Feel My Bones??
The Killers – Bones
After this post i am taking a break. In more ways than one. I fractured the big toe on my right foot. In real life it’s called a phalangeal fracture and it sucks. It is a bad break because it’s close to the joint, i was told. I am wrapped up like a mummy. Tape and more tape, then a soft cast and over that an ace bandage. It hurts and i hurt. This sucks.
I was told no running for 4-6 weeks or longer. This is horrible news. The worst case senario is it not healing properly and having to possibly have some sort of surgery to put a pin in my bone. Again, this sucks.
I am not trying to sound like a cry-baby but it seems that whenever i am doing great, something bad happens in my life to bring me down. I will be fine, not to worry. I just need some time to concentrate on other things.
I will continue to read all of your amazing blogs and comment and being that this is my running blog i really won’t have much to blog about until i resume my running.
I know you all get me and understand. It’s a big let down. I was so ready for the Half Marathon this coming weekend. When i told the doctor this bit of news and by the way he is a long time friend of mine and a runner, he said “thats ok, you can run the other half”. He also offered to give me free sponge baths. I didn’t laugh at either of these attempts to make me laugh. Instead i gave him a dirty look. It seems as though he used every single bit of tape and bandages on my toe. Just my imagination i guess. Oh, he also gave me this groovy black shoe to wear. It actually feels good to wear the shoe. It lessens the pain a bit. I will try to control the pain with aleve or advil. Lots of it. It’s a throbbing pain. Dull but intense.
I won’t lie to you guys. I feel horrible that this happened NOW!! WHY NOW?? January 29th would have been my 1 year anniversary of starting running yet again!! I wanted to run 1000 miles this year. I wanted to run five half marathons and 1 marathon this year. I suppose i will have to rework all of those goals huh?
BUT, it’s only a TOE!! There are so many people out there with way worse shit than a TOE!! I simply cannot complain. It sucks that it happened but its a TOE!!! I will do my best not to become fat and lazy! I will do my best to do things that i never have the time to do. Finish all the books i’m reading. Read all your blogs and comment. Take care of my mind. Root for all of you doing races each weekend. Plus tons of other stuff!! It’s all good, i promise!!!
Love you guys. I will be back soon!!
Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before we can meet again and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.
You are the weakest link – goodbye!