The RIOT Group Knows Some Helpful Truth
Monday, August 20, 2018
So much going on, it's hard to choose a topic to blog about!!
As I wrote in my status, I'm icing an ankle after my 5.5 mile interval run-walk this morning. Enjoyed it a lot! Did a warm up walk, ran-walked, then cool down walk 7:05-8:15am and then some stretching. I can just barely feel something isn't quite right in my right foot/ankle. It will probably be gone tomorrow. Hope so, because truly I love running. My shoes are good, so that's not it; I'm pretty sure. I've been wearing some new splints to help my bunions (there's a muscle in the front bottom of my foot that is pulling and the splint relieves that) and this minor issue may be a result of that effort to make things better. Will keep trying. I intend to run as long as I can and enjoy it as much as I can, and that may mean very slow running. Right now, after I'm warmed up well it really feels good to do a little speed work. I feel young! I feel like I could fly down the hill on my street!!
There are times I'm not feeling so young. Twice recently I got the wrong day on the calendar and once I was late picking kids up from school. They weren't upset and laughed about it -- but I'm not sure that is better. (Old Mom is getting Old!!) The other time I thought I was having dinner guests tonight, but it is next Monday. No harm, no foul, almost everything I bought at the grocery store yesterday will keep. I'm aware, though, I need to work harder on staying aware and keeping that brain active and staying involved in my own life -- not just be passive!!
It is funny, but not funny, you know. Today's SparkCoach asked you to envision the future and where you want to go. The immediate picture that popped into my mind was me, in a bikini, lying beautifully in my coffin. Oh, no. I laughed and laughed. Really tickled myself. And I promise not to request such after-life treatment.
Thinking of my dear daughter and all she's going through to take care of Natalie. This week they will try again to get the 2 hour MRI on her spine. The waiting is frustrating to me and it has to be to the whole family and Natalie, too. Wish we could just get to it and through it, but I know waiting is required to arrange the best available procedure. Getting anxious over it won't help and won't make it pass quicker. I would hate to count how many anxiety-related calories I have consumed in my life, but I know that the running helps far much more than the food. We have one running group that named themselves RIOT for Running Is Our Therapy. Yeah, I get that!
Wishing you an anxiety-free day, and if that isn't possible, wishing you healthy anxiety relief!!