Wednesday, October 1, 2008

And then, somedays, everything just seems to suck.

Like, for example, today.

I woke up with a headache (Hey, crappy weather, I blame YOU). I couldn't shake it. Baby Bookworms didn't help (Did I really think that singing "Wheels on the Bus" would ease my pain?). Coffee (Why must you fail me?) didn't help. The worst: My afternoon run, the run I had been looking forward to since I ended my run yesterday, didn't help. Nope, not at all.

In fact, my run sucked. Just sucked. I barely made it through 3.75 miles. When I finished, I was drenched. My legs were tired. My head was still pounding. And I was hungry, even though I had eaten plenty.

UGH. That's about all I have to say to that.

Except . . . something else happened. My sister is on her high school volleyball team. She was sidelined a little earlier in the season with a hamstring injury. She's been back for a bit and tonight Owen, Conal and I went to see her play for the first time since she's been back.

She was playing well. And then it was over. She dove for a ball and landed wrong on her outstretched arms. The next thing we knew she was out of the game, back in the trainer's room, being evaluated. The game ended and we met up with her, now with an immobilized arm all wrapped in ice. She was on her way to the ER.

I'm hoping that her arm is OK and it is nothing majorly bad. But, whatever it is, it won't erase the disappointment I saw on her face. She'll miss tomorrow's game, for sure. And possibly the rest of the season. I'm bummed for her.

It makes my crappy run seem like nothing!


Aileen said...

Sorry about the sucky run and for your sister. I'll keep her in my prayers.

J said...

I am sorry, that totally stinks to be out for any time in a season. Is this her senior year or does she have another year?

Hope everything is ok, and she heals quickly.

The Laminator said...

Ouch, that sounds bad. Injuries suck no matter what the sport is. Hope your sister feels better and you get your mojo back the next time you run.

Felice Devine said...


J -- Yes, it's her senior year so this is it for her.

Anonymous said...

Hope the arm injury isn't too bad and she is able to compete in a few more games.

Maybe you should have tried "if your happy and you know it" I heard that works on headaches too!

Felice Devine said...

Ha! d10 -- the thought of singing that gave me a good chuckle. Thanks! I may have to try it next time my run doesn't go so well.

Aron said...

GAH i hate these days!! but they happen and like i ALWAYS tell myself... bad ones make the good ones that much better! they all cant be great.

hope your sister gets better soon!

Lori said...

Those kind of days are no fun. Sorry to hear about it. Hang in there! I hope your sister heals quickly.

tfh said...

Oh, no. Poor sister.

That's one thing I appreciate about growing up. Perspective. I hope mine keeps growing. Because just about the only thing that can make a bad day worse is not being able to see beyond the bad day.

I do wish however you could have gained perspective from something other than your sister ending up in the ER. Let us know how it turns out.

Vava said...

I hope your sister's ok. "The arm on the sis goes heal, heal, heal... heal, heal, heal... heal, heal, heal... The arm on the sis goes heal, heal, heal... All... Day... Long."

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