I was hoping by this point that I’d have either a celebratory “I’m back in physical therapy, yay!” post, or a “the orthopedist said X weeks of no running, boooo” post to share, along with an adventure-filled tale from my first appointment at the sports injury prevention clinic, but, well, all the snow happened:
I was supposed to see my orthopedist about my dodgy foot a month ago, but he called out sick, then went on vacation, and then Winter Storm Juno made him postpone me yet again. Supposedly I will have information about my foot in a week and a half, and by that point I feel like whatever it was will probably be mostly healed. Can’t hurt to check in anyway, I guess!
As for the sports injury prevention clinic, I chickened out of my appointment last weekend because of the “bad driving conditions” forecast in our little pre-Juno snowstorm. Turns out the roads were okay after all, and now I’m waiting 2.5 weeks until I can have my gait analyzed and learn how to run properly. This is all certainly an exercise in patience for me!
So, in lieu of all those posts that got waylaid (sort of, not really) by Juno, here are some random brain leaks for your Friday reading pleasure.
-We got a few inches of snow last weekend, followed by just over 2 feet during Juno, and now we’re supposed to get another 4-8 inches tonight AND possibly even more on Monday. Seriously, winter… staahp already!
-Speaking of snow, who needs the gym when you can spend several hours shoveling the sidewalks, digging out fire hydrants, and unearthing the car from massive snow drifts? I can’t move my arms very much and my shoulders and back are killing me, but at least I worked out, right?
-I keep getting emails about the B.A.A. 5K registration opening up next week, and part of me is tempted to do it again. However, running a 5K with 9,999 other people once was probably enough for me, and anyway, there’s a chance I might be volunteering that day, handing out Boston Marathon bib packets with my run club! New experiences FTW! The B.A.A. 10K, however, is quite tempting…..
-I’m having such book A.D.D. right now. Ever since the week of Thanksgiving, really… I just can’t settle in to a good book. There are plenty I want to read, and I’m in the middle of at least 4 right now, but nothing is really hooking me. I hate when this happens!
-Somewhat related to that reading A.D.D., I’m also suffering from a mighty bout of writer’s block (as evidenced by the sheer number of survey-type posts and general mailing-it-in rambles I’ve been putting on this blog lately… including this post). I owe my friend Jeremiah a post about something that happened more than 3 weeks ago. I am a horrible person. (I do have a draft, Big J, I promise!)
-Related to both those last two bullets, I have a few running-related books I’m meaning to write reviews of here… I just need to read them first. And then, you know, write the reviews. Maybe someday?
-I haven’t been back to the gym since my last treadmill adventure (chronicled here). Thank you to everyone who offered treadmill advice in the comments! I am definitely bringing music next time.
-I had a brief flash of motivation Monday night, as I fell asleep with the snow falling steadily outside… with a travel ban in place on Tuesday, it would be the perfect time to go for a snow run! I could run down the middle of the street with little to no hassle! I fell asleep with that lovely thought in my head, then woke up Tuesday with a fear of plows and an aversion to running in my very non-waterproof trail shoes. I opted for the couch. And shoveling. Close enough?
Hopefully I’ll have a post of substance to write soon. In the meantime, have a great weekend!
How was your week? Anyone racing this weekend?
Did you experience the wrath (or maybe lack thereof, depending on where you live) of Juno? Did you brave a snow run?
Do you ever get book A.D.D.? What do you do to beat it? Any book you’d recommend?