A couple weeks ago, I went back to see my doctor and schedule my fasciotomy. Not only has my calf pain been back, but the mental and emotional anguish of being injured has been weighing heavily on me. Running has been the only exercise that ever worked for me; I believe it played a huge role in making my depression manageable and helping me live a more balanced, happier life.
This month I wrote a post for the Skirt Sports blog about my WORD. A word that motivates me and keeps me moving. I have used transcend as a mantra for ages - it has applied to overcoming pain, doubt, negativity, and fear. These days, it seems even more applicable to life in general.
here. Please give it a read!
I laughed a little at this robot's assessment of my writing skills. Doesn't it know purposeful repetition is an artistic choice?!
I've tried out the MIIEGO headphones a couple more times. While they definitely resulted in sweaty ears at the gym, I found this wasn't as uncomfortable as I thought it would be when outside.
|The picture on the right shows all the sweat from wearing them to the gym, but after my outdoor runs they're not this sweaty!|
I'm enjoying being back at work. This year we have a third CRT (curriculum resource teacher) and it's been great! The three of us make a really strong team.
|We had 78% totality during dismissal on Monday. That was fun!|
Last Friday, some friends joined me and Matt for a peaceful march of resistance and reflection, followed by a vigil for Charlottesville and Heather Heyer. It is very hard for me to explain how it feels, as a Jewish woman and an American, to see Nazis brazenly marching in the streets, but gathering with others in hope and love served as a balm for my sore heart and strengthened my resolve to resist.
What is your word?
How have you been dealing with national events lately?
I am glad going to that march helped you. I really wish I went to one or a vigil but I missed them because they happened pretty directly after Charlottesville.ReplyDelete
So your surg is tomorrow! Good luck, my friend. :) <3
I hope everything went well with your surgery, and your recovery!ReplyDelete
GL with your surgery. I hope it works for you.ReplyDelete
I get it. Running keeps me sane too.