|A photo from the Mount Desert Island Marathon, October 16, 2011|
Yesterday was the most wonderful day. A beautiful crisp, sunny, cold winter morning to join my pals for a few miles (the last four of which were incredibly painful). I don't know why I didn't take any photos of the sparkling snow covered mountains. Then I raced across town to meet a friend for a movie at 10:30 a.m. We saw New Year's Eve. I would not call this a "good" movie - but it was nice to enjoy a movie on a Saturday morning with my friend.
Then I raced back across town, went grocery shopping and came home and started cooking for my boyfriend. He arrived and I was not even remotely ready, it was really kind of nice. He brought me flowers, and helped me with dinner. We watched the Republican Debate after dinner. It was just so nice and normal. For someone who has been single for as long as I have, "normal" with a man is a really nice thing. Today we are going to do some Christmas shopping together.
I have realized that I have ignored this foot problem for as long as I can. I must have the MRI. I am terrified to have an MRI. As someone who reads patient safety publications all day long, an MRI machine is the last place I want to be. I think my running/walking days are over for a while. I can barely walk right now. My left foot is swollen and very painful. (The doc thinks it is a stress fracture and ordered an MRI - now months ago - and I just haven't had it.)
I am so looking forward to this day. First mass, then breakfast and shopping with my fella, and then serious sofa time with the Denver Broncos. It's Tebow Time!!!
Thank you God for this beautiful life. I think I will stay sober for another day today, and I hope all of you do too. xoxoxox