Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Staying in the Day

Maybe. I need to.

I fell down the stairs at work yesterday. I couldn't believe that I could fall down and injure myself 5 days before the half-marathon for which I have trained for months, and months, and months. So I chose not to believe that I hurt myself. But I think I can't persist in this belief since I am in pain. Today I will go to work and complete the "injury on the job" form and go get my foot looked at.

I want to cry.

But if I stay in today, it is all OK. My race is NOT today. It is on Sunday. All I have to do today is go to work and take care of what is in front of me. Not my entire life. Just today.

"On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead. We consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives. Under these conditions we can employ our mental faculties with assurance, for after all God gave us brains to use. Our thought-life will be placed on a much higher plane when our thinking is cleared of wrong motives." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 86

6 comments:

dAAve said...

Always taking the steps (one way or another).

Take the action you have prescribed. The human body has great recuperative powers. Think of all the Bronocs who get hurt each week then come back and play the following Sunday.

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

MC, I am sitting here at my kitchen table under a three lamp chicken chandelier with red and white checked lampshades.

You gotta be kidding....

Mike

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

I would not lie, but I may need to post a picture... Three lights, three chickens, three feathers, brown & gold. I hung it about two weeks ago and gave away the old one on craigslist....

Scott W said...

If you are meant to run on Sunday, you will run on Sunday. Just take care of that injury.

Pam said...

OMG...girl. Damnit!!!
I've seen pictures of the terrain you run on, it seems stairs would be rather simple for you.
OK...listen, you outlined a perfect plan, so just follow it.
If you miss your marathon...go buy that damn chicken chandelier as a pain and suffering present.

Sam said...

Oh Honey,

I feel your disappointment. Know you are part of the inspiration that has gotten me running. Know you're on my mind and I'm sending good vibes your way. Keep on being good to yourself.

Much love,