One of my favorite t-shirts has this saying on it.
This week there were lots of little things to be happy about in my life. My PT is progressing. I can now scrunch up a towel with my toes, stand on a slant board and I’m starting to balance on my injured foot again. I cannot go up a flight of stairs yet, as I learned on Thursday when I did it because there was no ramp. My ankle was rather swollen Thursday night. That will come too though.
I am now going to physical therapy twice a week because the PT knows I do the exercises on my own and I workout. This week I did not get all my workouts in. When the alarm went off at 5 am on Tuesday morning it was just too early to get up to swim. I stayed up much later than usual the night before – Roll Tide! I knew I would be sorry I didn’t get up – and I was – but I tried to not beat myself up too much because I knew I was going to have a long day on Tuesday. On Thursday I decided that going and biking would not be the best thing for my swollen ankle. This week I will get back to my schedule though.
Today I went to the Miller Center, near where I live, to swim. I had not planned on leaving the house today but I needed to go buy cat treats so I decided I might as well swim too. I never know what I will find at this particular pool on Saturday afternoon but I had most of the pool to myself which was quite nice. I am still not back to swimming my mile plus workouts. I can’t decide if I am not pushing myself enough to get there or if I am just not quite ready to swim that far at this point. I swam 1200 today. Yesterday I swam 1350 with Sam and spent most of that workout doing 100’s for time. My ankle did not bother me during either workout so I am taking that as a good sign and as a sign that it is getting stronger. I know this healing process takes time.
Tuesday night was the Tuscaloosa Track Club Banquet. TTC is a great group and I have been a member for about a year. I knew I was not getting an age group award because I have not been able to race much and because I am in a really competitive age group. I wanted to go to celebrate with friends though. One of my faculty members is an outstanding runner and won one of the top awards. But I was surprised. I did not receive an award for running this year but I did receive an award as Volunteer of the Year. I feel quite honored. I worked races last spring and learned how to score and get things organized. It does take a whole team of people to run a race.
I have a three day weekend which is now almost half over. I have a number of things to get done so I will write more this week.