Down, But Not Out!

Eudaimonia tip #33 – Sometimes you have to laugh at the absurdity life can bring. 

The past few weeks have been a challenge as my feet have been giving me nothing but problems. I finally went to the podiatrist last week to see if I self-diagnosed correctly, and within minutes the foot doc confirmed that my google skills were on the money. 

I had, in fact, tore my posterior tibial tendon, which takes FOREVER to heal. But with the help of a fancy and quite uncomfortable ankle brace, I am now feeling more supported and less fearful of one day waking up to flat feet. 

My arches (and feet) are one of my best features, and I do not plan on letting them get worse as there is way too much living, walking and eventually running to do once I completely heal.

The pisser of the whole thing is my exercise restricted to walking and light weights, but I still manage to get at least three workouts in a week, along with a bike ride when I can fit it in. The only saving grace, silver lining, rainbow after the storm (take your pick) is my steadfastness to eating Keto. I do well on this maco plan as it helps me avoid starches and even with a leaner exercise routine I’m still managing to lose weight. 

Hallelujah! They say that weight loss is 80% food and 20% movement and right now, the only thing I can control is what I put in my mouth. 

On top of my injury, my poor girl Friday is also suffering from a tendon tear in her left back leg as a result of a squirrel chase gone wrong. At least I’m getting in some weight lifting as I have to carry her everywhere as I cannot bear to see her limping, and she cannot do steps or jump at all, so her leg does not get worse. Hopefully, the vet has a space open tomorrow to get this checked out and get her feeling better.  

We are a sad bunch Friday and me, just what are the chances of fur-mom and fur-baby both having injured tendons at the same time? Sometimes you have to laugh at the absurdity of life. 

But I digress. My journey to self-improvement is taking a wider bend than I had planned. Yes, I’m annoyed and pissed off that I wasn’t more careful when I jumped into working out daily, but at least I started to work out, and I know the fire is there when my body has healed. If I’ve learned one thing from this year is that there is a reason for everything and life has a way of working out even in the most annoying circumstances. 

Photo by James Wheeler from Pexels

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