Is it really August?

I can’t believe that summer is almost over.

I feel like I blinked and it went from the end of June to the end of August. I am in serious denial that I have to go back to work in just a few weeks… even more so because at present I don’t have a job. If I am unable to find an LTO I’ll be back on the supply list… a prospect I am not looking forward to. I enjoy supply teaching, but trying to find childcare that will match that schedule is a nightmare.

Anyway.

It’s been a good summer. I desperately felt like I just needed some time at home with the kids after last semester, and that’s exactly what I did. I’ve also slowly been organizing and decluttering my house–I’ve lost track of the number of bags and pieces of furniture I’ve donated over the last six weeks. I am determined to stop holding on to something purely on the chance that I might need it again someday… if I haven’t touched it in years, chances are I won’t miss it. And you know what? It feels really good. I’m on a mission to go through every nook and cranny in my house.

I also decided to refocus on my goals and started exercising regularly again. I brushed the cobwebs off my shoes and hit the pavement and worked my way up to 8km, and even braved running with both kids in the stroller.

…and then of course I injured myself. I sprained my foot right at the joint of my big toe and it has been one of the most painful injuries I have ever endured. I went to see my doctor last Wednesday, but it took some time for the anti-inflammatories she prescribed to kick in. That night the pain in my foot was so bad that I couldn’t even step down on it… I had to slide up the stairs on my bum to get into bed. There’s nothing I can do to help it but rest, and I’m not going to lie, this has been a huge blow for me. I just felt like I was getting back into a rhythm, and then I found out that it will be at least another two weeks before I can run again.

So, I took a small break from my #365 Healthy Day project and had a little pity party, but now I’m ready to figure this out. I’m not even supposed to go for walks for another few days until the tenderness in my toe subsides to a point where it isn’t noticeable, so any exercise with any type of impact is out at the moment. But, where there is a will there’s a way, and I’m exploring other things I can do while I wait out this injury.

The hardest part is that I know now that I won’t be ready to run my 10km race in September. I’m really disappointed about it, but I’m determined to run a 10km race somewhere before the snow flies. I’m hoping that I can find a race in October where I can attempt it.

So, I’ll be back with my regular #365healthydays posts tomorrow, please keep your fingers crossed that my foot heals quickly! This mama is dying to get back into her running shoes. :)

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