Dear Left Foot:
I know I was due for a little perspective. After all, I'd gotten too focused on the small things again, too narrow. I'm aware that I tend to get into occasional slumps where I need an It's A Wonderful Life kind of moment. You know, just a little "aha" to remind me what is truly important and all the wonderful things I have to appreciate.
I actually look forward to those "aha" moments appearing in my life. They give me that big picture perspective that we all should be focusing on. But you, my friend, were certainly not the "aha" I expected or wanted to receive.
Here I am contending with you and your ridiculous metatarsal stress fracture. Why do you have to be so aggravating? From your perspective, I guess you think I should have run less and gotten more rest. Did you need more cross training? Or perhaps...simply a different shoe? Honestly, I haven't quite yet figured out what lesson you are trying to teach me. But please know, I am listening.
Surely you realize you can't keep me down. My perspective dutifully changed, but so did my training routine. Do you prefer biking 70 miles a week? Do you like getting up at 4:45 for pool running? I must tell you the real swimmers think we are quite nutty. I need you to hurry up and heal so we can get back to running. There are fantastic new adventures to be had. I'll give you more TLC. Pedicures? Massages? You bet!
Let me remind you our next marathon is scheduled in January. We've already paid. Let's not waste our money again. And, you can't fool me. I know you want to go to Disney, home to those beautiful glass slippers! Just think, from everyone's perspective we would then be a marathoner. Wouldn't that be the coolest thing ever? Come on! At least give it some consideration.
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