November 26, 2009
the gods have smiled
I've been worried lately. I've been stressed.
1. My marathon training was going so well, and then I developed some achilles tendonitis or retrocalcaneal bursitis or at any rate a sore spot on my right heel. It which improved a good bit after a few weeks of RICE and xtraining and magical kinesio taping and et cetera, but I still feel a bit of something when I run, and a bit more when I run hard (and then afterward throughout the day). Very annoying, and it's been alternately worrying me and pissing me off. But this morning I ran 13 miles with 7 @ 7:20, and now it's after 4pm and my heel is fine, not like I ran a workout. Like I haven't run at all. The gods have smiled.
2. I will not rehash my struggles with the viola, except to say that I play bass very well and have a very good ear and feel for music, and it is just mortifying to hear such ugly sounds come out of that thing when I play. Still, we have decided to incorporate viola into My Little Trotsky (my band), and in the last 2 weeks I've had to 1) rehearse with the songwriter, who had never heard me play viola before and is a very good classical musician, and 2) play two shows, one of which was in front of a lot of people (most of them musicians). Anyway, this must've served as some kind of trial by fire, because the noises I make lately are not nearly so mortifying. I don't wobble and shake nearly as much, and I can get around the fingerboard much better somehow, and correct mistakes more quickly. The gods, they have smiled.
3. Last week I interviewed for my old job, and my old boss said the position was mine if I wanted it, and I think I do want it. It's still not a done deal - there has not been a formal offer yet from the HR department - but I hope that by tomorrow or Monday it will all be settled. I hope the gods find it in them to smile one more time.
Posted by joe positive at November 26, 2009 3:54 PM
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Good stuff all. It's a happy day when the worm turns in the right direction again.
Posted by: Julie at November 26, 2009 8:33 PM
Me too. Good luck! (not that you need it)....
Posted by: Mindi at November 26, 2009 8:58 PM
I think the running gods are among the more benevolent gods. They like running.
Posted by: Ewen at November 29, 2009 4:17 AM