Monday, April 25, 2011

Daily Grind

I am a sucker for a good routine. And when I fall out of routine, everything around me falls apart too. The last month or so has me completely out of whack! And it doesn't show sign of slowing for the spring season. I never thought I'd actually say this, but I sure hope these bankers start golfing soon. My phone will quiet and ad hoc projects will slow. I am very much looking forward to the start of the summer season.

My half marathon is only 19 days away and I have some scary news. I can't run. It began as what I thought was a cramp in my right calf. And it's turned in to what I am terrified is something much more serious. I haven't been able to run more than a couple miles before I have to stop. It's difficult to run 13.1 miles if you can't run 3. I have an appointment to see my orthopedic surgeon, but can't get in until May 3. This week my focus is on extra water, and some vitamins to make sure I don't wash out too much of the good stuff. As much cross training as I can handle, and more stretching that most humans do in a lifetime. I really need to kick this. Pun intended.

So, Lisa K., as you graduate, I am worried that I am failing. Hopefully resting last week and then changing this up this week will be just what I need to get back to where I was. I appreciate any crossed fingers and/or toes for me :-)

I will post more later in the week. For now, I just need try and clear my desk a little today!


  1. It was great to see you last week:) I pray that you will heal quickly from whatever is wrong. Be both strong and smart.

  2. The word "fail" is interesting if you look it up, and it becomes a matter of perspective.

    Fail can mean: a break down, as in "cease to work well". That could be your knee, or whatever health issue is causing you pain, things you have no control over.

    It can also partner with the word "without" and become a positive, "without fail"; as in you have prepared, trained and focused, "without fail".

    I am again with my friend Sue, be strong and smart, we are right there beside you.