Where Do I Start?

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.

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