Well before this excitement happened:
(I know this is my signature photo-I’m very good at taking pictures of myself)
There were worse pictures but I will spare you from the goiter looking pictures of my swollen foot. I wasn’t sure what happened but I woke up with it really swollen on Sunday am and I could barely walk. I still went to the O’s game and sat in the sweltering sun.
That looks like some supta padangustasana to me!
I’m definitely a home team fan. And we won!
Let’s go O’s!!!!
Anyway- back to the foot. My mom and I went to Patient First where both my mother and doctor reprimanded me for wearing flip flops. Ugh. As some of you know, I’ve been having foot problems for a while and that has really affected my yoga/running/cardio/zumba life. I have plantar fasciitis in the right foot and my good foot- the left one- is the one that I hurt. I had x-rays and it’s not broken but for the past 2 days I’ve had this:
Presley was afraid of the crutches. Lol
I have to say- crutches are NOT fun. When I was younger- I wanted to have some ankle brace so I could play with the crutches. Stephanie (my physical therapist- HI!!!) had to literally teach me the proper way to use them. I couldn’t help but have these hilarious flashbacks of my sister and I playing on crutches at a childhood friends house. We would swing from couch to couch on the cructhes and not touch the floor because they were way too big for us. We were kind of silly in the 2nd grade
I’m not too upset about my foot/ankle because I’m hoping it’s really not that bad as far as the tissue or ligament damage and the swelling has gone down a lot. But I am still planning on taking it easy over the weekend. Using the crutches, ace bandage, ankle brace, ice, etc. It’s kind of difficult for me to be still sometimes. However, one of my dear friends told me that it was time to be still and embrace the stillness! While I agree- a big part of me was like- ugh ok. Womp womp.
Life is about challenges. One of the most important things that yoga and life has taught me is that life is hard. Things don’t always turn out the way you’ve planned. Stuff happens. But- it’s more about how you handle those challenges. So for the past 2 days I’ve pretty much been inside laying around and trying to heal. As much as I want to work, take yoga, or go to the gym, I know that right now I have to relax, be still, and take care of myself.
Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked. ~Patanjali
Sometimes we have to have compassion towards ourselves and just let ourselves BE.
As Judith Lasater says:
With our willingness to have perspective, not only to do increase our ability to distinguish the important from the unimportant, we also increase our capacity for compassion toward ourselves and others…We will be more likely to understand what is actually permanent and lasting and what is not.
I will most likely teach tomorrow but have to sit there and rest my foot because I want to be better asap! No point in dwelling in what already happened right?
Those flowers are from my friend Brian! Now my living room smells like lilies. I LOVE those flowers.
He also brought me this!
Look how cute he is!!!!
I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone for all their kind words about my injury and well wishes. It really means a lot that I am in your thoughts!
How do YOU stay positive?
How do you deal with injury or setbacks?
I’d love to know!!!
I hope you’re staying cool!
Much love, Camille