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It is what it is

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Gumbo

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I hate that saying by the way.  “It is what it is” is what people say when they wNt to give a smart answer to something that really doesn’t have an answer.

 

I sprained my ankle a few months ago while I was playing chase with my 4 year old.  I jumped on the bed and barrel rolled off and slapped my ankle on the tile floor it hurt for a bit, but I didn’t give it much thought until a few days later when it started aching on my runs.  That’s what it’s been ever since, an ache.  I keep telling myself it will go away.  I do the ankle strengthening exercises and I even took a couple of weeks off.  Sometimes it keeps me up at night because it’s aching.  I probably should have taken the summer off when I injured it in July, but I never really considered it until now when it’s nice out and I want to run.  I just got  new shoes and they help a little, but the ache is still there.  I don’t know.  Will I race this season?  Will I run farther than 10 miles without my foot falling off.  Will I ever be able to play chase with my kid without her taunting me about that time I fell off the bed?  
 

I don’t know.  Time will tell.  Right now it is what it is.  

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dang it. upside: this takes the pressure off for the first time caroline smokes you in a race. you can blame her for past ankle injury. what's your shoe these days?

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Don't rush it.  Let it heal and you'll be back out in the woods soon enough, running all those crazy trail miles.  Meanwhile, enjoy parenthood--it goes by really quickly!

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4 hours ago, garbanzo a gogo said:

dang it. upside: this takes the pressure off for the first time caroline smokes you in a race. you can blame her for past ankle injury. what's your shoe these days?

I’m in the Altra Paradigm right now.  I was wearing the intuitions and escalantes, but they discontinued the intuition and the escalantes hurt my foot 

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The answer to that last question is probably only when she forgets you did that. 

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Did you get an x-ray? Freaky accident like that could give you a freaky broken ankle.

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Give it some time Gumbo... it'll sort itself out, I'm sure!

I used to hate that sentence too... until I read this Erich Fried poem. Looking forward to seeing pictures of you swamp running! :D

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