Last week was no joke. A serious whirlwind. My kids were all over the map, especially Mr. O. who is just having a rough time lately. I don’t know what it is but he is not in a happy place lately. He goes from happy to rage-baby in the blink of an eye and there is no warning or calming that little man once he’s decided to protest. There’s gotta be something going on inside because he’s usually much happier. Last night, we couldn’t get him to bed or to sleep. Poor little guy had something bugging and we couldn’t figure it out. I used to think it was tough having an early talker (Fit Boy was talking sense around 16 months and hasn’t stopped since) but as my newly minted 18 month old is proving, no language is even tougher because he babbles and I just stare blankly at him. Either way, we’re hoping for a better week this week.
Injury update: still injured. I’m supposed to do a mini-running trial at physiotherapy later today to see how it feels. Not sure if it’ll happen because my leg is sore today. It could be leftovers from having the muscle stripped on Friday evening. I have bruises from it! I also took a bit of an awkward fall when Fit Boy decided to flying squirrel himself off the couch at me knocking me over and smashing my nose. Awesome. If I ever post about joining some random sport or activity that involves stellar reaction responses, please remind me of this because I have the worst reaction response possible.
I’m also starting to feel blue about my injury. I had to miss my Mud Run on Saturday that I’ve been looking forward to for weeks and as fall is approaching, I’m now faced with some racing decisions that I don’t want to make. I made the mistake of looking at my training plan to see where I should be and knowing I’m no where near that now makes me sad. I know I’m doing the right thing by resting, not running and not pushing myself further into injury but man…it’s tough.
How do you get through the mental battle of injuries when you’re forced to miss events that you’ve been looking forward to? Is there a magic pill?