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Setback and Job Decision

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I woke up wanting to run this morning. It was in my heart and soul - wanting to go, go, go, free. But when my feet hit the floor this morning, a whole section of muscles rebelled and told me that today is not a running day. Yesterday while trying to take an easy walk break from work, I tripped on uneven sidewalk. Almost fell. Caught myself, but immediately experienced a sharp pain. Darn. Setback.

I was hoping to run another 5K on June 1st and start half marathon training shortly after that. We'll see.

Thanks to all of you who made suggestions about my job opportunity. So far so good on that issue. I believe I can contribute without stressing myself out. For May, I'm working in the office as a volunteer three days only, and the acting director can call or e-mail me with questions. Although it is flattering to know there is paid employment available if I want it, I am affirming that I want to remain a retiree and caregiver to my grandkids!
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    YAY! I applaud your decision! Good for you! *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon
    1833 days ago
    A day of rest should make it better.

    Good idea to pass on the job
    1835 days ago
    I hope you get back on track soon and the kink is just that.... a little kink that goes away again. You are great to put your family first. Your grandkids will enjoy that decision, I am certain :)
    1835 days ago
    Feel better soon!
    1837 days ago
    I hope your body is feeling better soon. Nothing worse then wanting so badly to run and being held back by your body.
    1837 days ago
    Hope you are feeling back to yourself. In the mean time take it easy
    1837 days ago
    Take care and be well. I think you made the best decision on the job situation.
    1837 days ago
    Thank goodness you didn't actually fall! Making job choices is difficult at best and you've made the decision that is right for you. Kudos to you for sticking by your decision!
    1837 days ago
  • OWL_20
    I was wondering about the job situation--glad it's resolved for you and it sounds like it's sort of a win-win after all. So sorry to hear about the muscle injury--hope you heal quickly and are out on the road in no time!
    1837 days ago
    OOOH Marsha,
    sorry to hear about your near fall. I had my left knee swell and be uncomfortable, not quite painful, for over a week, and I have not idea why.

    I wish I knew what I wanted to do.. I am bored silly, even with being able to read, crochet, or walk whenever I want. So, today, I went looking for work and set up a couple of appts. Even applied for a 20 hr. week job as an admin asst... I was so focused on Money all my life, it seems weird to not NEED it (or at least I don't think I do - maybe others know something I don't) now I need to figure out what I WANT to do for a change.
    Hope you feel better soon.
    1837 days ago
    Good call on the job front... it's YOUR life, and you have to hold to your own priorities. Sorry about your tumble, and wise choice to give it time to recover before running! Wishing that process to be a speedy one, of course!
    1837 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Hope your leg isn't too bad. And I SO agree with you. Retirement for me means NOT to be broken emoticon

    Hope things start turning back in your favor...if it makes you feel better, I also have had just the worst couple of negative days!

    Have a GREAT evening, Marsha!
    1837 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    emoticon Glad you are able to do this as a volunteer and do what you love-years of toil should be rewarded by being able to do the things we want to do!
    1837 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    I sincerely wish the fastest recovery, Marsha! I also feel ya on the job front! Yep! I am on 3 City Committees and will work part time for American Running Company at min wage...cause I can!
    A healthy stress-free environment where I can get the best education on proper gait analysis and runner shoe fitting.

    1838 days ago
    Yep, I would definitely choose grandkids over work any day emoticon
    1838 days ago
  • _LINDA
    So very sorry you hurt yourself, may you heal fast, and with your clean living, you probably will.
    That is wonderful you can contribute to your old position and is very flattering they want you back, but I dare say the most important position in life is being a Mother, and it looks like you were made for that job! I will bet your grandchildren will miss you for those three days you are in the office..
    1838 days ago
  • TERESA159
    Isn't it silly how the littlest accident can SO derail our plans? Hope you mend well and soon and get back to your plans.
    1838 days ago
    emoticon emoticon sorry to hear about your injury. Hope it heals quickly.
    Good for you for making the right choice--the choice that makes you happy regarding the job situation. emoticon emoticon
    1838 days ago
    Sorry your hurt. Hope all goes well on the runs.
    1838 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Hope you heal quickly so you get back out and train.
    1838 days ago
    What kind of pain?

    Sounds like a great compromise on the job.
    1838 days ago
    I hope you're soonest mended and make the 5k in June. If you take care of yourself it's doable.
    Take care Marsha
    1838 days ago
    Hoping the pain is better today. Tripping at any age gets your attention. I don't blame you for pulling back from a job. Enjoy retirement AND your GC.
    1838 days ago
    wow. you're in my thoughts.
    1838 days ago
    Sorry to hear about tripping,glad you weren't hurt any worse.glad you are able to volunteer and have flexibility to be with your grandkids
    1838 days ago
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