As I sit here icing my cankle and scrolling through my facebook feed, I’ve come to realise that there is a whole part of running that I’ve been lucky enough not to have experienced too much of in my life:
That pang of jealousy and envy you get when you drive by people running, or read running posts by your friends on facebook when you’re either injured or tapering.
In other words:
Confession: I *might* have a tad bit of running envy. (Just a tad).
I deal and cope with things by running. And work has been stressful for the past 5.5 months (up until today – when suddenly ALL of the stress disappeared and I miraculously had enough time to clean off 2.5 years worth of filing from my desk).
No running = one stressed out neurotic crazy envious runner. Folks I have not been a pretty sight lately. Throw some that time-of-the-month-crankiness in and it’s a wonder my family has not killed me just to put me out of my misery (or to put themselves out of misery). Look at me sideways and I cry… over freaking nothing!!!!
Thankfully I found this at the LCBO:
This my dear friends, tastes amazing! (And is just what the doctor ordered). The three different kinds of grapes: Merlot + Cab. Franc + Cab. Sauvignon make this wine dark, juicy and delicious. The savoury flavours from oak aging add ambiance, like dinner by the fire in the den or the backyard. Given the three adorable reasons I drink (don’t pretend you didn’t know I drink), I felt this wine was very appropriate for me. And man – my ankle seems better already!!
This is what my ankle looks like now:
So I still don’t know if I’ll be running the half marathon in 8 days from now, or even when I’ll run again, but suffice it to say that running envy sucks, and if you need me, I’ll be on my couch icing, and perhaps drinking a glass (or two) of the Sibling Rivalry wine that I found at the LCBO tonight.
Now it’s your turn…
Do you get runner’s envy?
How do you cope with injury, stress and tapering?
What coping tips and advice do you have for me?