Thank you, everyone. I really appreciate all the supportive and kind responses I got regarding that ridiculously nasty anon post the other day. I have no idea what could have possibly triggered that message. It really was quite a surprise and incredibly unwarranted, not to mention completely unfounded.
Just a quick update, I’m out of the boot now, but still haven’t gone for a run. I think I’ll try walking first and see how that goes!
Thanks again. You guys are the best :)
Q:You were irresponsible and stupid for running three halfs without training. You were lucky to get the least serious fracture you could possibly get from that. But you didn't learn, didn't let it heal, and now you're running again when you're supposed to rest. You are not following proper training. You're incredibly stupid. When you ACTUALLY break your foot next time, don't come crying to fitblr.
Thank you for letting me know how irresponsible and stupid I am, anon. I was actually not feeling bad enough about:
- the fact that I haven’t been able to exercise properly for the past 8 weeks
- losing the ability to train for the NYC Marathon (for which I worked incredibly hard last year in order to gain entry)
- forfeiting my marathon fees as I had already signed up prior to my injury and there is no deferment policy
- not having been to yoga for 2 months and missing my teacher terribly
- myriad other factors going on in my life at the moment that I choose not to discuss publicly
Having to wear a walking boot in 90 degree weather, 90% humidity and/or torrential downpours all while wearing jeans and sneakers because I can’t wear sandals and by extension dresses without looking like a crazy commuter lady from the 1980s had me almost forgetting how irresponsible and stupid I was running 3 half marathons without training. Thank sweet baby Jesus you are here to remind me, anon.
Also, having not blogged for the 2 months I’ve been injured is quite indicative of the fact that I would indeed come crying to fitblr should I have the grand fortune of ACTUALLY breaking my foot next time. Because everyone knows a fracture isn’t REALLY a break, it’s merely…..oh, wait.
1.the breaking of a bone, cartilage, or the like, or the resulting condition.
Where anyone, let alone someone who doesn’t even have the balls to admonish me publicly, got the idea I’ve been running again I would love to know. Those pictures of me at races? I walked them. I paid for them and I walked them. I haven’t set foot or feet in my Asics since May 17 and every single one of my friends who has heard me bitch and moan about this fact will surely back me up.
Not that it is any of your motherfucking business.
All of these. But mostly: “Be more outgoing” isn’t something you can easily pick up (and you don’t really want to).
I’m currently reading a book called Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain. If you or a good friend are/is an introvert, or perhaps you work closely with one, it’s truly informative and I recommend it highly.