runfessions: march is the longest year ever

Is it just me or has the month of March felt as long as a year? I can’t believe we still have about a week to go! We need to move on already! Of course, what better time to open up the Runfessional?

Let’s join up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice and talk it out in our March Runfessions.


I runfess…

That recovery is going ok. I have good days and bad days. Usually, my positivity takes over and I feel like everything is going to be mostly ok. Then I have days where I don’t want to get out of bed and I think I will walk with a limp forever and never run again. The current global situation plays a huge role in that, I’m sure, but I’m trying to keep my head up and my smile bright!


I runfess…

That I miss PT. Even though I am fine (ish) on my own, I really liked being in the office, interacting with my therapist. It was comforting to know when I was “cleared” to do certain activities and when I could try to move on to harder things. For example, walking is fine. But when should I try hopping? How far should I force things when my ankle is stiff? It’s hard to know the right answer.


I runfess…

That I am struggling with my role in the house right now. With all of us here and facing different stressors together, my job always seems to be that of cheerleader. Usually, I am the voice of positive reason, but that makes it hard to make time for my own feelings. I’m not prone to depression, but there are days where I really struggle to get up and be productive. Additionally, I love my boys (and pets) to the moon and back and we will all get through this.


I runfess…

That I am so proud of so many people for coming together in this time of isolation and distancing. Coaches and gyms are offering free training and classes online, educators are making coursework available on line. Even if we can’t be together, solutions are happening all around. Check out little man getting his clarinet lesson via FaceTime!

I runfess…

That I have no idea where my ankle brace is. I put it down somewhere, and… poof. Gone. Good news is that I really don’t need it, haven’t been using it, and quite frankly, hated it. But weird how it just… vanished. Darn the luck.

recovery progress

And that’s it from me.

Has March been the longest month ever for you?

What do you have to runfess?

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30 Responses to runfessions: march is the longest year ever

  1. Kim G says:

    Like you, I’ve seen so many people step up and offer different ways to help during this crisis and that really warms my heart. For every negative story I see online, I also see so many positive stories too!

  2. Yes the longest month ever. April may be even longer. sigh
    I would not have survived without my PT guy but you are far ahead of where I was at the same time.
    I had an ankle brace too but I was told not to wear it…the screws are permanent and you can’t break was just a mental crutch.

    That being said…I relied on my other foot too much and got a stress fracture. I had a weak ankle and broke that foot during a race….I’m the worst patient ever.

    You are doing great.

    • runswithpugs says:

      My ortho said to wear the brace until I could tolerate walking without it. The PT kind of wanted me to stay in it longer, but it ended up hurting more than helping (the structured part rubbed right against my incision and was so uncomfortable).

      I am being super careful with my left leg. The good news is, it’s pretty strong. However, I want to be careful not to get any other injuries because I am not interested in going to the hospital in the current situation.

  3. Chaitali says:

    You’re right, this has really seemed like the longest month ever! It really has been great to see so many people stepping up and helping out in whatever way they can. That’s so cool that your son was able to take the clarinet class online 🙂 Technology has really been a blessing at this time.
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  4. You already know that I am forever misplacing things. Big things that should be easy to find!

    I definitely feel like I am the cheerleader for everyone else and want someone to be mine sometimes, so I get that.

    And I love PT! If I didn’t have to pay for it, I’d go every week (when times were normal, that is).

  5. Definitely a long month and one we won’t forget! Your recovery progress is going well and you didn’t miss your races after all!

  6. Michelle D. says:

    March has felt like an eternity!

    It is great to see all of the options being offered for a range of things online. My boys start on their online classes soon and I’m hoping that the routine will give them some sense of normalcy.

    • runswithpugs says:

      We start online on Monday. All the teachers have uploaded their agendas and expectations to the learning app/website and we will see how the first week goes. Fingers crossed.

  7. Wendy says:

    I had that exact same thought that March has felt like forever! And 2020 has been a mess for a lot of people. It’s crazy and it hasn’t even hit critical mass yet….

  8. Laurie says:

    Good to know that you don’t feel the loss of your ankle brace! It must be tough being the positiv3 cheerleader all the time. Luckily, you have a bunch of encouraging friends here (even though we’re just online) to help keep your spirits up! Hang in there! Things will get better.
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  9. This has been a season like no other. Although I don’t always embrace technology, it certainly has made this difficult time more manageable. I have to admit, though, I’m quite thankful all my kids are out of school (and college) and not having to deal with the online stuff. It is what it is, though, and we ALL will get through this era.

    • runswithpugs says:

      Technology has made so much of this so much more manageable. We will see what happens with distance learning next week, but for now, we are all just doing the best we can.

  10. Coco says:

    I guess losing your brace and not worrying about it is a good sign. You’re right, it’s hard to be the family cheerleader. Hopefully you can be open about it with your husband once in a while. I understand missing PT!

    • runswithpugs says:

      Mr PugRunner is awesome, but he’s fighting so hard for his business (he works with the medical field, and it’s just complete chaos right now), so I’m trying to give him space to do what he needs to do. Things will calm down soon, I’m sure. But it’s just so difficult in the now.

  11. I’m really intrigued by the missing ankle brace. Please report back when it turns up… it can’t have just vanished!
    Totally bizarre time we’re living in. Everything is weird and scary. I so appreciate all the bloggers out there giving me things to read that are a little bit more regular life and a little less pandemic.

    • runswithpugs says:

      Maybe one of the pugs snagged it. They are always starting trouble LOL.

      Everything is so weird. Just weird. I walk around with the most unsettled feeling in my stomach all the time. I hate it.

  12. Marcia says:

    Yes, this is such a weird blur of time that seems unending, especially since everything is still getting worse. I am so grateful though for all the goodness that people and companies have stepped up to share. Crazy about that brace! Thanks for linking!

  13. Elaine D says:

    Love that your son is still getting clarinet lessons! I should look into online violin lessons for my daughter since she’s missing her weekly school practice. I am grateful for the support we’ve received from their teachers at school – makes homeschooling much easier.
    I understand what’ you’re going through with being the cheerleader in your home and wanting to stay positive, but its ok to acknowledge how you’re feeling. Good to see your recovery is going well.

    • runswithpugs says:

      Definitely check out violin lessons! All you need is FaceTime or Zoom or something similar. We start distance learning on Monday and we shall see how it goes.

      I am probably going to take a nap today to collect myself. I need it.

  14. Catrina says:

    That happened to me too! I lost my Achilles sock… it turned up in my husband’s sock drawer a few weeks later.
    A lovely photo of you with your family!
    I am wondering whether we will be doing a lot more online, even after the pandemic is over.

    • runswithpugs says:

      I will have to search the drawers. It probably fell behind something.

      Online is where it’s at right now. This is truly going to be a defining period of time in our lives.

  15. I’m glad your recovery is going well. I saw your post about your 3 miles today and was very happy to see that. It’s hard to be everyone’s cheerleader all the time. At least as you continue to recover, you can get out on your own to clear your head. Stay healthy!

    • runswithpugs says:

      Mr PugRunner is really starting to come out with me on my walks. I don’t know if he’s trying to make sure I don’t do too much or if he genuinely wants company, but I guess time will tell once I start speeding up.

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