- a broken tailbone
- achilles tendonitis
- IT band syndrome, and
- I cry a lot?
So yes, aside from the tailbone, things are starting to look up! This made me start pondering about what the heck I would write about once everything was all better. Nobody wants to read, "I had a good run today," every day. If I'm not telling my sob stories what will I talk about?? Well, I guess really good stories would be nice. That assumes I have to be achieving new things. But what new things do I have to achieve? I've run 100 miles. I don't want to run more than that. I'm going to have to start being a LOT funnier if I can't come up with some real drama.
Luckily humans are highly evolved to be idiots. So we spend our entire lifetimes learning and achieving new things! Maybe it's because I was a late bloomer to this whole running thing, starting after college, but I'm still getting faster. That's nice. I'm also getting stronger, because I started working out with a personal trainer. Now I realize I have so much more to learn and try. I'm attempting my first mountain 100 in August. Once I do that, I'll have to do another one, you know, to get good at it.
I don't see my learning and improvement process slowing down any time soon, but I am certainly terrified of a plateau. I'm also sure that I have plenty more crappy runs in my future, as we all do. So not to fear! I may still have some intersting posts left in me.