It’s an old joke – “If you want to hear God laugh, tell him about your plans.” I swear God gets more than His share of chuckles off of me! But that’s okay; laughter is healthy for everyone. Last I checked in (so long ago because yikes, time flies!) I had just started a new running plan and was so excited about it. It was going so well…for about a week and a half.
But then I hurt my foot. I don’t know how; I blame old age. I literally stood up and went to take a step and this crazy pain came out of nowhere and wrapped around the back of my ankle, which then buckled and went out from under me. Well. Okay then. Here’s my advice: Don’t get old. You can actually hurt yourself just getting up from a chair.
Also don’t be a stubborn ass who refuses to acknowledge a clear message to stay off of said injured foot. Because then the Universe has to get tough with you and send you a flu that will knock you on your stubborn ass for oh, say, 2 weeks or until you get the message, whichever comes last.
So all in all, I’ve spent most of 2016 so far either injured or sick in bed, and now I am starting all over again. All the strength and endurance I had gained is completely gone. Frustrating doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Obviously I need to take things slow and build strength back up without hurting myself even more. Running is getting put on hold until I can get some new running shoes, but luckily I still have my hula-hoop and my bike, which is fine for now. It’s hard to be sad when you’re hula-hooping.
Since running is not an option right now, that leaves more time for yoga. I just love, love, love Yoga with Adriene. She has a series called 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene on her YouTube channel that I am currently working through. The videos are challenging but not impossible, and she tells you how to modify any moves you’re not ready for. She has such a personable, caring way about her, and her love for yoga and for people really shines through. So if you have ever thought about trying yoga or you want to get back to a yoga practice, go check out her channel now!
So that’s what’s new around here. Starting over again. But hey, it happens. It’s okay to fall just so long as you remember this:
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? How are they coming along?