Monday, April 27, 2009

Just Another Monday

Ahhh Monday. Monday's always gets here quicker than I would like, announcing another work week is ready to begin. Sad but true. This morning as I reluctantly rolled, stumbled, fell out of bed I vowed to myself that I would be positive this week, keep my head up and charge right on through!

Reasons you ask...well the two main factors are:

1. At the end of the week I will be turning yet another year older. Gracefully ageing. Becoming an old fart. Celebrating the day of my birth, whatever you want to call it, I am traveling farther and farther away from my teenage years and further into adulthood. Away from the years full of reckless abandonment, lack of true responsibilities, YOUTH!

Lately, as I look back I do not miss it all that much. I don't miss the paycheck to paycheck lifestyle, the endless mornings waking up hungover to high hell or possibly still drunk or better yet, having not even made it into bed yet! The crazy things us kids used to do. (You did that too, right?!?!) But there is one thing, just ONE thing that I truly do miss. I looooong for it every day, yearn for it to be around again. I would trade a bit of this and a bit of that just for it to be here again. What is it you ask? Huh, huh?? Is the suspense killing you? No, well ok. The item (I am not sure you can even call it that. "Thing" doesn't really work either.) I would like back, that was so abundant and healthy in my youth, my body.

Eww!! No, not the teenage awkward body, where you awkwardly figure out how you work. I miss my body that functioned with out serious creaks or cracks, pains or aches. To be able to jump outta bed and run a few miles, twist around in your chair, anything something all with out the forthcoming pain. Maybe I miss it so much because my body is currently broken, out of commission and plain not working right. Probably so. But it was that crazy reckless youth that put me into my current state. Too many sprained ankles in High School to count, numerous other cheer related injuries (yes, I was a cheerleader. Stop! We can discuss this later.) and those weird issues with my hips and knees from all the years of intense on/off ice training (yes, I was an ice skater as well.).

And so here I am today, a responsible AGING adult (LOL!) who just wants to be able to run and work out without pain. Is that so much to ask?!?! Ahh getting old sucks! Which leads us to number two....

2. I have an appointment with the doctor (Dr. Foot, Ankle, Knee), to see if inflammation in my lowest four joints (both ankles and knees) has gone down enough for me to start running again.

A couple weeks ago in my quest to be fit and partake in activities I enjoy, I increased the distance I was running, and inadvertently I broke myself. She said I was over pronating my ankles due to incorrect long distance running shoes (who knew if you ran over a certian distance 'normal' running shoes are bad) coupled with week ligaments and tendons caused by my previous injuries. Which in turn caused a severe strain on my knees, as they were compensating for the new 'bad' range of movement they were experiencing they got injured and inflamed as well. Can we say domino effect!

So, per Doc's orders I went and bought the expensive, fancy running shoes as was instructed, dutifully put in the granny orthopedics. And have been reluctantly wearing them constantly (well, to be honest, as much as I can stand) for the past two weeks. The pain has definitely decreased. I can walk without the intense pain, but haven't be able to run yet (doctors orders, but kind of afraid to try). Hopefully she has good news, or at least some sort of promising news. Tomorrow we shall find out.

So... this is why I am keeping my head up and positive out look on!

Getting old, and being told you are 'still' broken is a bit much for one week!

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