I’ve been in a funk lately and it’s really starting to annoy me.
I’ve been struggling with a groin strain, likely an overuse injury from running. My hip flexors are not happy with me and despite active release therapy and a week of rest, it still isn’t better. I ran for the first time this week after 8 days off and by the end of the short and pathetically slow 3 km, I was having discomfort. I’m even feeling the discomfort walking around today. The half-marathon is 3 months away and I am seriously considering selling my bib as I feel like this just isn’t going to get better.
I also suddenly realized that I desperately need a vacation. I have two weeks off coming up and am looking forward to it but it will hardly be that restful with three kids in the country. I shouldn’t complain. I know that. The kids have been waiting for our annual trip to the cottage we rent and they are going to have such a fun time. I just don’t anticipate feeling all that rested when I return.
I woke up this morning to find that some a#**@e ripped out a stalk of my beautiful sunflowers. Why would someone do that? Makes me want to pack up my house and move. This is the second time this month that my garden has been vandalized. I love my neighborhood but there are some unsavory characters just a block or two in all directions from my house and it’s disconcerting to know they are walking the streets at nighttime messing with my flowers. I really love those sunflowers.
I thought I’d feel better after writing this all down.
Perhaps a Starbucks Frappucino will do the trick.