The words of the brilliant Eddie Vedder sum up my situation perfectly. “Everything has changed, absolutely nothing’s changed.” This song popped up on my playlist today while I was walking with Sullie and this line really resonated with me. Yes, I was walking Sullie and I have no long run to update you guys on because I made a very tough decision yesterday to skip my long run and take three days of rest in hopes it will help my hamstring to heal.
I feel like everything has changed with my body – I’m stronger due to weight training, I’m more flexible and balanced due to yoga and my mindset is right on for marathon training – but nothing has changed. I’m still dealing with an injury at the same point in marathon training that I always do. I thought I had finally beat this and gotten myself in the perfect shape for training but here I am sidelined again with a new injury.
I am really trying not to dwell on this and I’m sorry for dumping all of this on my readers but it’s just kind of heartbreaking. I’m attempting to put the injury into perspective. It’s not that bad right now and hopefully if I allow it to heal correctly it won’t turn into a nagging problem. It’s hard for me not to just push through the pain but I know it’s not the right thing. I was reminded yesterday that I have all the time in the world to continue my yoga practice and to run races…I need to allow my body to heal.
Last night I eased my sorrows with a Punkin Ale.
Brandon and I went to our favorite casual restaurant, Lebowski’s, for dinner last night. I immediately asked what seasonals they had and was excited to hear that they had the Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. I’ve been dying to try it. It was everything I dreamed it would be – rich, pumpkiny, full of warm spices and just a tad sweet.
I told Brandon I was on workout vacation so I was going all out.
I ordered a jerk style turkey burger – it was topped with pineapple, jerk sauce and pepper jack cheese. On the side – their amazing, life changing garlic herb fries. I managed to stop myself from eating the whole basket of them. It was hard. 😉
This morning I was up and at ’em cleaning and cooking. We had friends over to watch the Georgia game. We ended up with quite an impressive spread between the four of us.
A brie plate with crackers, Triscuits, grapes, raspberries and NC mountain apples.
Hummus with pita and carrots. Also, almonds and olives.
Snickerdoodle blondies and whole wheat cheese biscuits.
Cheesy, buttery warm ham rolls.
Although the Dawgs lost (we are not having a very promising start to our season!), the company was excellent. It’s always more fun to watch the games with fellow Dawg fans.
Off to get prettied up for Sarah’s engagement party! Ahh!!!