Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Just not meant to be?

Okay, yesterday I went in to get a plantar wart looked at (it is on the bottom of my foot and they can get pretty bad and cause some major pain) and, ultimately, removed. I wanted to get this taken care of before it gets too bad and I have already put it off for several months b/c I didn't want to interrupt my training. Now that I have some time before the Xterra races start next season I figured I should go get it looked at. I would say it is a good move in the long run but right now I can barely walk. Seriously, she must have frozen half my foot to get it all and now I am in some serious pain. The pain will subside and the massive welt on the bottom of my foot from all of the chemicals used to freeze it off will go away but I am starting to think that the second half of the season just wasn't meant to be!
I should probably just take it as a sign, hang it up and just focus on next year. It is rather comical at this stage...all I want to do is run but I can't and I should be packing up my life since we are in the middle of a move but I can't really walk very much. Really, I think sometimes you just have to throw up your hands, ask yourself "is this seriously happening" and then just laugh it off. I guess I am at this point now b/c the last couple months have been such a roller coaster.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I have had a pinched nerve in my neck for the last 2 weeks (thanks to the Westin in Chicago for some horrible pillows!)making it really hard to turn my neck and the pain can be pretty bad at times. I am finally back home so I have a massage scheduled for tonight to remedy this problem but it hasn't been fun for the last couple weeks.
Okay, I know I sound like I am complaining and I pretty much am but I just find it amazing that "when it rains, it pours!" I guess it is good to get it all done at once b/c next year I want nothing holding me back. I am going full-steam at the national series next year so I should probably just look at this as my time to get all of the injuries/issues out of the way. Anyways, ha, ha this is a funny time in my life.
So, hopefully my foot will be healed in the next few days b/c I already miss the trails. I am sure I will be back to normal pretty quickly but I just can't get over how crazy my life has been for the last couple months.
I found this horoscope in a local newspaper a while back and saved it b/c it is so appropriate at certain times in your life...I can't remember it exactly right this second but it goes something like this, "every once in a while you need to visit the land of what the f%$! and you just need to embrace it, find the humor in it and accept it for what it is."
Have a good one out there!


FatDad said...

That's rough. Sometimes that's just how things go. Make the most of it and try to find some positives in the situation. Still frustrating though...

Matt said...

Are you skipping Xduro HI?

Sounds like you have a great perspective on this tough stretch.

Take care!