As many of you who follow our blog know, I have been dealing with a nagging foot injury since late March. If I am really honest, I ignored it for about a month first. But it reached a critical point one morning in March when I was hobbling around unable to walk normally that my husband gave me that look that he has to give me on occasion. It’s the “Really? Does this seem normal to you?” look. At that point, I knew I had to attend to this issue.
Since then it’s been a roller coaster up and down of healing.
I have these dark moments where I think I may never be able to run the way I want to again. Or that maybe I will have to give up running altogether. For someone who typically runs more than 1,500 miles a year you can imagine these fears get in your head and make you a little crazy.
When you’re feeling down and out it’s usually best to focus on others. See who you can help out.
Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You Are
– Teddy Roosevelt
For the last several months, one of my clients has been preparing herself for a serious surgery. She has scoliosis and her curvature has reached a point that medical intervention is necessary. I have been helping her with flexibility and strength as she moved toward her surgery date. She just turned 16 and going through something like this when you’re young is difficult. Clearly, much more so than my petty little concerns I just shared with you.
I have been working on putting my attention into clients such as her. Doing my best to show up and be my best for her each day. It helps most of the time, hopefully, me and her.
Her surgery was Wednesday morning and after our last session on Monday, her mom took the time to send me the kindest email to thank me. Thank me? Her daughter is about to have, what I would consider, major surgery and she’s spending time thinking about me?
Her note was heartfelt and sincere and incredibly appreciated. We say all the time it’s the little things that make a difference. The little things that make or break a life and it’s true. I needed a reminder.
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G