My current coffee "situation" is not like anything I could have imagined a few weeks ago.
Things aren't fabulous, but they're manageable. Fortunately, I'm not prisoner to a pity party, nor am I dwelling on the things I'm (temporarily) not able to do. Again, it's that "big picture" perspective. Knowing that I have 100% control of my attitude is pretty empowering.
That said, there are a few things I'd like discuss over coffee. Care to join me?
Over coffee, I'd share my elation of my first-ever appointment with a podiatrist. Right? How can that be so joyful, given the reason I was there in the first place? I'll tell you...He did confirm the stress fracture (so there's no "what-if's" to worry about), but he gave me his blessing on biking. Not all stress fractures are biking friendly, so I'm feeling all kinds of gratitude that mine will allow me to be active outdoors while things heal. I'm telling you, gratitude is everything.
|Give me a high-5, Gustavas!|
Over coffee, I'd confess to playing a risky game of Tempting Fate, and that I had ordered a couple more funky bike jerseys. Trust me, I was being extremely cautious on the bike, and was not feeling any pain or strain on the injured part of my foot. Still, I knew there was a chance that biking could have gotten the thumbs-down from the podiatrist. Thankfully, everything played out favorably, and these new jerseys will see lots of action this next month.
|I may have a new obsession|
Over coffee, I'd tell you about the latest lemons-to-lemonade idea of mine. I've talked (many times) about the DAM to DSM 20K. Well, this year's event was rescheduled, the route was altered, and (finally) it had to go virtual. The swag arrived this week and, with my stress fracture, the 20K "race" will not be happening on foot any time soon, virtually or otherwise. The hubby also was registered, but had not trained at all (yeah, go figure LOL). So, Friday morning, we're biked the virtual D2D 20K instead of running it. Hey, if 2020 can make its own rules, so can I (though I will not be submitting my finish time LOL).
|Ready to ride...in last year's shirts|
Over coffee, I'd admit to how much I miss running. Yes, I miss it a lot. That said, I don't miss it enough to be even the slightest bit tempted to risk doing a "test run." I've been side-lined before, and I had a successful rally-back because I didn't rush my recovery. And I'm not going to rush this one either. Besides, with no races happening, there's no FOMO or DNS's to worry about. The timing of said injury couldn't have been more perfect.
|I will run again...|
Lastly, over coffee, I'd share that (ironically) it's really the walking that I miss the most. That was my everyday routine (especially three years ago, for that "other injury"), but this go-round that's not an option. Thankfully, Gustavas is at the ready and eager to keep me company. I think I'll be alright.
|We got this. Onward!|
Anyways, that's it for now.
Your turn...what would you share over coffee? Have you ever substituted biking (or another activity) when running was not allowed? Given the circumstances, would you ever consider biking a virtual "running " race?
I'm also linking this with Meranda and Lacey for the Friday with Fairytales and Fitness link-up.