Every couple of months I get a magazine from my local running store. I usually always read it and enjoy it. But for some reason the last one I got made me sad.
I haven’t run since May. May! That seems like a really long time. I guess it is a long time – four months. I stopped cause my plantar fasciitis came back. I haven’t started again cause it’s still in my one foot, though it’s definitely better than it was.
I thought for sure I’d be feeling better by now, but I’m not. I wasn’t every consistent or good at running, but I definitely liked doing it. It made me feel strong and capable every time I’d finish a run that I didn’t think I’d be able to do.
There’s always a silver lining though. Since I’ve stopped running I’ve played soccer (which I’ve really really liked), started yoga again, and bought a bike. I probably wouldn’t have done any of those things if I was still running.
I know I’ll get back to running at some point once my foot is back to being 100%. I shouldn’t be all that sad about it cause some really good things have come out of being injured. I guess it all depends on how you look at it.