A slowish start…
I mean, technically I am here on the blog and NOT jogging – some of you may have been wondering (?) – but here’s the deal.
I played beach volleyball last night. I didn’t totally suck (at the level I was playing). I missed several overhand serves before I finally mustred enough power to get a serve over the net. I usually passed well, I generally set up my teammates well for hitting, and I myself got a couple of ok hits in and a number of hits that were ‘just fine’. Not smashes, but hits, where my feet left the ground (slightly). But I also hurt a bone or tendon or something in my foot (doh) and when I got into bed last night, I could barely move my right shoulder and certainly couldn’t sleep on it. However I ate reasonable portions and only had a ceasar at the bar after the match (while others had wings and nachos. VERY BIG DEAL for me to have avoided that boobytrap).
Today was another jaunt (yeah, cause that’s what I do with two babies – jaunt) to the mall – the New Balance store to be exact – in another (my 4th) attempt to find runners to fit my crazy feet. Didn’t have my size in several of the options, and nothing did it for me, so now I must wait for the sizes to be shipped in. Still don’t know if they will fit, but at least there are a couple possibilities. I get the pleasure, in the meantime, of returning the two pairs I have already purchased, at two separate locations of course, and trying to start this jogging journey using an old pair of runners that I had bought well before my pregnancy, that used to be too big (but certainly aren’t anymore). I think they are cross-trainers too…
So, when my gal pal Kerry messaged to tell me she wasn’t up for mushy rain jogging, I was ready to jump at the chance to give up on tonight. I frankly didn’t know how I was going to run in my current condition. Oh, and did I mention that the captain of the volleyball team considering me for their roster ‘found’ gym time tomorrow night, and so I have to suit up to try out for the team? WAAAAAAAAH! Finding this out led to a call I had to place to said captain to, uh, give her a ‘heads up’ about what she was going to see when I walked through the gym.
I hated making that call.
It’s embarrasing to have to apologize for yourself before you even arrive or do anything, but the reality is that the captain, and one of her teammates, know of me only Before Twins, and thus would be shocked to see me now. I felt like they needed to know, in advance, where I am at, what is my plan, and what was the story behind all this. The conversation went well, and I think I conveyed to her clearly that I really just need someone to give me a chance, and I know I’ll be right back at it. I’ve conquered my weight before and I will do it again.
So. Tomorrow is another day, the shoulder will have had some rest and we will see how the foot will perform tomorrow. I get to use those same cross trainers mentioned above (my volleyball shoes are way too small now) to play in, so that’s not ideal, and I have no idea where my volleyball pads are. Sigh. Guess I better get off here and go foraging!