For the past couple of weeks I have been struggling with Petellar Tendonitis. This equals no running for a week. So I have been walking and stretching and doing leg exercises and more stretching. Oh, and icing. Lots of icing. And whining. And complaining.
And in the midst of all of that I have been thinking, why can't I just get a cortisone shot?
It would be so simple.
It would solve all of my problems.
It's sort of like (and now this is a stretch) my January 2012 goal to start an Etsy Shop/free-lance graphic design business. I just want it to be done, rather than go through the pain-staking exercises that it will take to get me where I thought I should have been about two months ago.
I really would just like that instant gratification of a cortisone shot sometimes.
But it's all small steps to a bigger goal. It's like the one pound leg-lifts I have to do to get to the two pounders, so I can start running again. It's remembering lifting one pound is annoying, but it's what get's you to your next goal. It's remembering calling local print shops is frustrating, but it's one step closer to a dream.
But cortisone shots don't solve the root problem.
And ignoring a task list to get to an end-all goal doesn't solve anything either.
Maybe I don't want that cortisone shot after all.
Now that I am re-reading this, my thoughts don't make sense. But maybe they do to you. I hope they do. And if you have any advice to give, I will gladly take it.