It happened last night. I had my first dream about running. Oddly enough, it was on a track. I haven't been on a track in ages aside from a few races that finish on a track.
Here I was... stretching, warming up... Then I headed over and took off around the track. I was FAST. As in, way faster than I am in real life. I'd never run so fast before. I was smiling. I felt great!
Then I woke up, and I felt sad. Then I rolled over, and I felt pain. My left arm is still giving me trouble. It hurts between my elbow and wrist any time I put weight on it now. I think I just put too much weight on it when using the crutches at first, and it hasn't recovered yet. It figures that in trying to heal one injury I would inflict another. Oh well. A sore left arm is just annoying and not really something that keeps me from much of anything.
Our 70-degree weather was short lived. Today, after spending way longer than necessary getting out of my back door (something I still haven't perfected), I was hit by a lot of wind. It was 9 degrees. 9!!! Single digit. That's not super common around here. Global warming, my foot. Snow in Las Vegas? Record lows throughout the nation? There's no doubt in my mind about how some of the things we do have a negative effect on our planet, sure, but I think stuff like this is a good little reminder that God is kind of in control of our weather regardless of what we think we might be able to do to change the weather. (I know some people will disagree... this is just MY belief. To each his or her own...) All this to say... you folks in the north? I don't know how you do it.
I owe you a post about my weekend. I hadn't had a chance to get photos uploaded yet, and it will be better if I can share them so you can see what I did to my crutches before the parties I went to this weekend.
Though I still find myself having moments of sadness and a little depression over the injury, I'm trying to stay positive. I put all my running stuff away (mostly in an effort to not trip over it all), but I've still been wearing my cotton race shirts a lot. I don't want to forget I'm a runner. I may be out for a while, but I'm a runner.
I am also determined to get a lot done on my race scrapbook after Christmas. I printed off all my race pictures ages ago and collected them with my number and brochures and stuff. I've just been so busy that I've never actually started the album. I've only done 15 races or so since I first started running marathons in 2005, so I am hopeful it won't take me too long to catch up. I'd love to get this book done before I start running again so that then I can just keep it up to date after each race. Running is such a big part of me, and I think it'll be great to have an album to reflect on all my races any time I need to remember where running has taken me.
My posting may or may not slow down a bit over the coming week or two. I won't be working for about 6 days (we close for the holidays, yay!).
Stay tuned for more. I promise I'll fill you in on the weekend and share some fun pics as soon as I have a chance to get the photos together.