Lots of things, that’s what! I’m here in Anaheim, right down the road from Disneyland. Without my kids. Not only that, but I’m close to the beaches, and close to the mountains, but can’t get to them.
I’m here to cover a conference for my biggest client, which means I’ll be spending most of my waking hours sitting in
boring riveting sessions. I chose not to rent a car because I’ll only be here a few days and my time is so committed to the conference that it really wouldn’t make sense.
It’s hard to be somewhere that my kids would love, but not be able to take them. It’s also hard to be so near to trail running–my favorite kind, those with wide-open vistas. Kind of cruel, I think! Instead, I’ll be getting up very early (trying to stay on East Coast time) and running around the roads here near Disney, looking at traffic instead of mountains. I’ll survive.
There are some bright points to this trip, however. For one, a long flight yesterday, all by myself! I got to write an article, finish a book, watch a movie, and take a nap. It’s also nice to have some time to myself, even if most of it is taken up in a conference.
On the foot front, I am happy to say my foot is feeling really good. I had a completely pain-free run yesterday. I think the exercises I am doing are helping. I also found some cute sandals that seem to treat my feet really well. For other PF sufferers, check out NAOT shoes–they’re not cheap, but they are cute and my feet love them, so worth it as far as I am concerned!