I have been flakey and depressed the last couple of days because of my ankle injury. I went in again yesterday and got the boot.
Yup now I have a MRI on Saturday and a follow up with an ankle specialist on Wednesday. I hope that I can get some answers because I am miserable. I just want to get out and run. I will soon I hope.
So to pass my time I am doing some reading. Right now it is the Complete Book of Women’s Running by Dagny Scott Barrios.
Because I can’t run I want to read about running and injury prevention.
I also decided to try to live happier, helthier, and smarter so I am going to try to post a tip, idea, or meditation on that subject every day. Today I am going to use is:
SPEAK YOUR MIND.
Open communication is vitally important to any relationship. By acknowledging and communicating your feelings, you can neutralize negative emotions and limit the stress that comes with those feelings.
When speaking our minds honestly and openly, we are able to deal directly with the problems that are bothering us. Once something has been acknowledged, even if just by you, the problem sometimes seems to fade away or lose its former importance. Bottling your feelings puts you at risk of exploding later on, and it can have a direct effect on the people around you. If you decide to hold a grudge or give someone the silent treatment, you may be inadvertently causing hurt or breeding more conflict.
If you are finding it particularly difficult to voice your feelings, remember these points:
* Do not be afraid of how others may react. Remember that your opinions and feelings are just as important as everyone else’s.
* Think rationally about what you want to say and communicate your feelings clearly and respectfully. People usually don’t react well to being yelled at; it can make them feel hurt or defensive.
* Try to keep a calm state of mind when explaining why something is bothering you. If the other person you’re speaking to values your feelings, they will most likely listen.
Weight: 122.1 (-3.1)
Run streak: 0 days
Next race: Minneapolis Halloween Half 10k 10/28/17