Keeping it short today, because we all know I’ve talked to much this week. So today’s story will be in pictures, mostly. I got the MRI results for my hip and hamstring yesterday, the injury I’ve been dealing with for the past two months already. Short story is moderate to severe Tendinitis in the hamstring and a partial tear of the hamstring from the hip bone, mixed with some osteoarthritis, bone marrow edema and bone contusion. Sad story is a long recovery and NO running, biking or swimming for four to six weeks and then we’ll reevaluate. How will I cope with this? Well, as you can see, I’m writing more. While I’m sad, I’ll be just fine. The bigger question is, how will all of my gear cope with this???
No one wants to see the things they love go through something like this. Imagine the heartbreak of being shoved into a closet and ignored! Who wants to be left on a rack to collect dust? Yes, anything left laying around my house will collect dust. It’s just a rule I made up. My husband always said, “When you pass fifty, you are allowed to make up crap”, therefore, I make the rules and abide by them. Today though, I decided I needed to take swift action to make the things I love feel better.
Here are my bathing suit, swim cap and goggles. Of course, the obvious way to keep them happy is to let them be in the pool. I’m letting them float around on the raft for a bit. They say if you love something set it free. If it comes back to you, it’s yours and if it doesn’t, it never was. So today, I set them free to float. I have a feeling they will come back to me.
Here is my bike. Its happiest place is on the streets. I could take it out for a walk, but a bike on a leash would look silly, so, I will let it stay on its rack at home. You may wonder how this is therapy at all. Well, you see, it’s beside my husband’s bike, so that is the next best place to be.
Here are my running shoes. Don’t judge. This is not excessive. You know how it is for a girl and her shoes! My shoe’s happy place is outside, even running in puddles at times. So I put them outside by the pool to get a little sun and turned on the waterfall. They brightened up, so I could tell this made them feel better.
And that my friends, is how we’re coping with injury.