March 23, 2008
I had the blues because I had no shoes
until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.
It could be worse. Way, way worse.
I could have no job, or a job I don't like. I could still be working 24/7 in IT. I could still be working at the clinic in St Pete, driving an hour each way (and now, with gas prices what they are, paying $6 for the privilege) to sit idle and unpaid for 5 or 6 hours a day. I could have no home. I could be a "victim" (heh) of an ARM that's about to bankrupt me, and unable to hold on until the gov't bails me out. I could have an unreliable car. I could be without my very cool husband and my very cool dog to be my greatest true friends. I could live in a crappy neighborhood that's not safe enough to let me run (or now, bike or walk) without carrying a handgun. I could smoke cigarettes. I could refuse to see anything of value in my life so far, and I could have nothing but a great big empty void to look back on, if it all ended right here and now.
Posted by joe positive at March 23, 2008 6:46 PM
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All these things are true and it's a good exercise to count one's blessings, but that doesn't mean that potentially debilitating aches and pains aren't still a huge drag, especially when you're working off of a training schedule. Been there, done that, know how much it sucks...thinking of you and hoping these worries are short-lived.
Posted by: chelle at March 24, 2008 9:11 PM
Sorry to read of this. Just sucks. Hopefully a little time/rest will tell you what to do next.
I'm also on the edge of injury right now with my left hip, piriformis in my case, I think. Let us drown our sorrows together.
Posted by: Meghan at March 24, 2008 10:45 PM
Momma, you and I are in the same boat right now. God, this shit sucks...why must we at like adults? Sending positive thoughts your way...
Posted by: joseph wood at March 25, 2008 9:54 AM
Great quote. Unfortunately it doesn't make the injury, whatever it may turn out to be, less real. Hang in there.
Posted by: Seebo at March 25, 2008 11:28 AM
You could. But you won't.
Posted by: corrado giambalvo at March 25, 2008 1:51 PM