Sunday, March 17, 2013
As you can see from the above picture the unthinkable has happened- INJURY! :-( Friday I was out running and hurt my foot. Was not on a trail, doing plyometrics, or on an uneven surface. On a routine run without my watch just enjoying being out there. I went to go off the curb, lost my balance and almost fell. All my weight went on my foot and I broke my fifth metatarsal. So now I am in a boot and can't run for 8 weeks. As a runner I am beyond devastated. Running is who I am, my therapy, my tool to help my son. I feel lost and helpless, not sure where to go. I am sad, angry, confused. Did I mention my husband is deployed to Kuwait? So I feel alone on top of everything. No one to hug me, to tell me it will be okay. I am hoping to use this as an opportunity to expand my fitness. But it will be challenging. But I have run marathons, dealt with autism, deployments. I hope this will make me stronger. Need to see the light at the end of the tunnel, it is so very dark right now. I am hoping as I post I will find a way to that light, to be a runner again. I am a proud member of the Run for Autism team and want to continue being so. I will make it back just might need lots of help and support.