Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Top 5 Good Things About my Peg Leg

  1. one leg is mosquito bite free.
  2. I get to walk almost literally to the beat of my own drum.
  3. excuse to go to bed earlier (since that is the only acceptable time to be sans boot!).
  4. something about me is a size small.
  5. early aircraft boarding for those "that need assistance or a little extra time"...most of the time.

Friday, July 8, 2011

2 down, 2 to go

2 weeks in the boot, and I think I'm getting the hang of things.  I won't deny I've been out of sorts, but I've come to terms with it.

On one of my low days, I picked up my Runner's World that came in the mail hoping it might pull me out of my funk.  This edition did a feature on runners who were also cancer survivors.  I say it like that because they didn't want to be defined by their disease.  They are runners who overcame hellish obstacles.  And here I am, complaining about a boot and a little stress fracture.  It was at that moment I made a decision.  Stop complaining!

So, I'm taking this In-between to rest, be a little lazy, eat some chocolate and indulge in some guilty pleasures.  I can do this because I know I'll get back on the road.  I wasn't so sure I would, and I think that is where most of my anxiety has been coming from.  But, I've found myself day dreaming, making plans...BIG plans.  And that is when I realized I don't have to worry anymore. 

I'll make it back. 

It'll be a long road, but I've got BIG plans.  Eager to get started! 

But for now.........where's my jelly beans?