I have to confess…I have been injured. My first injury since 1991 and it’s downright depressing. I did just what I was told to do and knew to do, I went to the gym and did my “run” on an eliptical machine. Indoors is just not where it’s at. I stared out the window at the beautiful orange leafed-trees and dreamed of breathing in the fresh outdoor air as I remained in the sterile indoor world of the gym.
Thankfully, the front desk girl is also a runner and completely agreed that nothing gives the satisfaction of a good, hard run.
Anyway, I am not exactly sure why or how I am injured or even what it is at this point – I know that I did an unthinkable – I didn’t get new shoes on time (like 500 miles too late, you know, save some pennies) and I crashed pretty good on my new Specialized Stumpjumper Expert mountain bike – putting a nice ding across the word “Expert”. I suspect a strained calf muscle from either shin splints or the crash pulling my ankle and straining the leg muscles.
Tonight as I whined to StudHusband that when running gets taken from me I will just completely shut down ( I was laughing at myself as I said this…but I feel desperate at this moment!)…he calmly said to me, “Oh no you won’t. You’ll find something else to do.”
To that I quipped, “but I’d have to shut my blog down!!”