Friday, June 15, 2007
Taking a Break
Well, I've taken 6 days off from running due to a pesky bout with plantar fasciitis. Lots of emotions come into play here-guilt, remorse, frustration, to name a few. I've substituted my running with hours of spinning on a stationary bicycle at the gym. I feel good mentally. Today I am happy. I've also done something that may come as a surprise to others. I've taken a break from visiting my mother. No, not 6 days, just 2, and I feel the same sense of guilt, remorse, and frustration. Yet, I am happy today. I think sometimes we need a break from the things or the people we love when we are hurting. My foot hurts. My heart hurts to see my beautiful mother with stubble on her chin. I ran today, and it was great, but my foot still hurts. I will see mom tomorrow, and my heart will hurt. But today I am happy.