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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

Published by Kristine L

Lover of trees, animals and Jesus. Not in that order. Learning to be IN but not OF this world. This is not my real home. My salvation is in Christ Alone. His sacrifice and His Glory are why I can walk in peace among the chaos.

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