It’s been 40 days since my last update? What, the, ….?
Where do I start? The ten days that followed my last post are a blur. I really don’t remember what happened there? I suppose I was busy with interviews, family stuff, weather, etc. I really would have to go back and piece it all together to figure it out.
April 30th, I remember. That’s the day that I destroyed my back putting water into my car at Costco. Worst, back, injury, ever. I was SCREAMING with pain. The first week of it, I was truly disabled. A pure mess. Pain was off the charts. I was living on Advil and everything else that I could throw at it.
May 8th, I remember. I was still hurting. But, I was also starting a temp job. In an office, 45 minutes away. Still on Advil. Still hurting. Yet, I could not miss the chance at some income – even a really reduced income. After being out of work for 11 months, you have to do SOMETHING.
The next week, the third week after destroying my back, it was still hurting – but not as bad. It wasn’t until May 21st that my back started feeling better. But, finding a chance to run was still hard. Every morning, I’m out of the house at 7:30 AM and off to work. And, I am exhausted by the time I get home. Plus, there’s always family stuff.
I thought this weekend would be the start of it. But, I hurt my back again – in a different spot – sleeping funny on the couch after my dog got me up too early. I had to Advil my way through that one too. Just today, it’s starting to get better.
Tomorrow will start Week 4 of the temp job. I need to get myself grounded and into some sort of a routine. I can’t imagine how bad it will be when I try and run again. I am WAY out of shape now. It’s really sad.