We’re home from vacation early, my nana passed away, which is sad but it’s really been a long time coming so we weren’t surprised. She had been sick for 5 years living into her 80s in a home that made me too sad to visit: alzheimers is a terrible disease. Arrangements had been made ahead of time so we came home from vacation, but it wasn’t a major rush to get things done.
I ran on Monday and twisted my ankle on uneven pavement, it hurt but I was able to keep going. Tuesday walking around Provincetown in 90 degrees, I twisted it again on uneven pavement and now it’s absolutely killing me – well my lower-side calf like where stretched tendons are or something. I was going to wear heels to church tomorrow, but I really don’t think I can handle it. I am not even sure I can join up with my Thursday night running group. An hour ago, I walked 1 block to a corner store to buy a freaking tomato and I almost didn’t make it, I was silently cursing that tomato under my breath. I’ve been RICE-ing ever since the trip to the corner store but because I didn’t right away, I’m thinking I actually contributed to the extra suffering. This weekend I have a long run planned and I Think it’s 15 miles but I can’t get up to check my training schedule to be sure. Last time I twisted my ankle it took weeks for it to feel strong again, this is an annoying setback that really pisses me off. Am I missing anything to help it? I took Aleve too.
You know what else? Yeah what else beyond the loss and useless joints? A really uncool canker sore sitting right on my uvula – that punching bag thingy in your throat. I have no idea how I got one there, but its massive and makes eating or drinking really painful. It’s probably because my body’s defenses were down last week when I had a bad cold – I know the bad just keeps piling up. I went on a vacation and probably ate 50% of my normal food intake and that really was depressing. Everything hurts it: heat, cold, acidity, spice, crunchy foods, beer, wine or you know Anything At All. This is great since my husband and I are in a weight loss battle, but bad because eating flavorful foods makes me really happy and I seem to be missing a lot of happiness during my week of vacation.
I’m planning another vacation – the kind where you feel happy and rested when it’s over.