Mom Update: She is continuing to do well with her recovery - hard to believe that it's only been a week since her surgery. We are all hopeful that the worst is behind her and she will continue to get better and better. Amazing what medical science can do in the face of cancer. I'm flying home tomorrow afternoon and feel confident about leaving her in the hands of my dad...although I wish I could stay longer. But everything looks good, and she'll be in Texas in May for Sam's graduation, so that will be fun. Hmmm, maybe we can get some more shopping in!
Blog Update: I am so sorry, I have not been able to read most of your blogs - I feel bad because you all have been so sweet about leaving supportive comments for me and my mom over the last couple of weeks. I really appreciate what has been written, and have read them out loud to my mom - she's enjoyed them as well. So thank you, and I hope to get back to giving some support to all of you instead of just taking it. I am indebted to so many of you, and I thank you.
Running Update: On Sunday, just a few hours after I arrive home, I'll go to the Armadillo Dash and stand on the sidelines while everyone else runs the race. Well, okay, I'm sure there will be a few other people left behind...but the urge to take off when everyone else does will be hard to suppress. Why am I going, if I'm not running? Because Jeff will be running his first ever 5K - original plans were for him to run that while Helen and I ran the half...sigh, best laid plans and all. He's been training for a couple of months (apparently he caught the running bug after hanging around my running club, lol) and it will be fun to see him cross his first finish line. I might even take pictures!
I wonder if my ankle is ever going to get better. At the hospital, just about all of the nurses that heard about my bone contusion injury (my mom likes to chat...the nurses learned about my running, weight loss, blog...lol) all said the same thing - "ooh, that takes a long time to heal" which makes me wonder if I will even be interested in running by then? Let's face it - I don't have a strong history of an exercise ethic...I've only been working out for a little over two years. I've got a lot more years of sloth in me, and we all know how easy it is to revert to what we know best, which, for me, is sitting around doing nothing.
The issue is that doing anything beyond an easy walk hurts, and the bone is still pretty prominent. If it was just cosmetic, I would not have a problem with that. But when I was doing the stairs on Monday? I was aware of it when I was going down them, and that was just walking - not even doing a light bouncy step. Depressing, really, to realize that it's been nearly two months since I hurt it, and not a lot has improved. Also depressing? To read other runner's blogs where they recap their "miles ran" for February and realizing that I have a big fat ZERO for my stats. I haven't had a zero mileage month since I ran my first mile, back in September 2009! I am so over this injury - well, mentally, anyway.
And, I have to stay off of my running club's friends facebook pages - it just makes me sad to see their pictures of the Austin marathon and know that I didn't get there. Hate that I feel so bad about that, because after all, life turned upside down and it was much better that I ended up in Oregon to spend some fun time with my Mom before her surgery, and of course be there for her in the hospital and right afterward. Hate that I'm still so whiny over this injury. Hate that you all have had such crap to read here. Let's hope next week's post are a little more upbeat. Someone should do something about that. Oh wait, that would be me. ;)