Happy (almost) Halloween and happy NYC Marathon weekend! I’m so excited to hear about it and see pictures. Last year was an incredible experience and I know the city is electric right now. Take it all in. Good luck to everyone!
So even though I’ve been hurt for almost a month, it’s only been one week of boot-wearing. This means, to the outside world my injury is fairly new. There are a few things I’ve “learned” from wearing a boot and having an injury general. Aside from the more serious lesson/reminder that I can survive without running, any injury or change to daily life gives you a new point of view. So I said this won’t become an injury-recovery blog…I guess I spoke too soon? No, I promise my posts won’t be all about my foot.
A lighthearted and honest way to end a long week. Ready set go.
People are much nicer to you when you have an obvious injury. Holding doors, asking if you need anything, letting you rest your foot on a chair in class…I’ll take it.
Everyone says “awwwww” WAY too much. Myself included. Let’s find a synonym that conveys sympathy but doesn’t make someone feel like a sad, neglected child.
Waiting for elevators takes longer than it would to take the steps. I get antsy waiting.
Your butt can really hurt from sitting all day. It’s a new kind of sore, I guess.
You should get a pedicure before injuring your foot. Or else wear a blindfold when taking off your socks. I kid.
People will stop you on the street and ask what happened. If they are strangers, it’s ok to exaggerate and make up a cool story…but you didn’t get this from me.
Sometimes the “reason” for an injury isn’t as simple as one word. Or even one sentence. Heck, you might not even know how to fully explain how it happened.
The Boot is not made for rainy days.
You need to account for an extra 10 minutes to walk somewhere. Everything takes a little longer.
When you aren’t running it seems like every. single. person is running. When you are running, you can feel like the only weirdo getting up at the crack of dawn. Know that both are skewed perceptions.