I’m having a bit of insomnia right now. What woke me up? Pain in my leg from my damaged ITB. I threw the kids and the dog in the car today and drove six hours to my parents house for a visit. Driving irritates my ITB, so six hours didn’t do it any favors. But you see, it was important to visit my parents, both of whom have had major health issues over the past two years. My kids need to spend time with their grandparents.
The pain woke me up, but fretting about the longer term implications of this injury have been keeping me up–namely, where is this going to leave me for Boston. I’m really doubting that two weeks is going to do it for my leg.
And yet, what really keeps me up at night is the idea that in the grand scheme of things, my leg injury isn’t so important when I compare it to the big things some of my loved ones have been going through of late. Consider:
- A good friend lost her mom this morning
- Another is losing both her mom and her father-in -law to cancer right now
- Another friend was just diagnosed with thyroid cancer. This is after her husband received a bone marrow transplant last August to battle leukemia.
- I have a brother-in-law who was treated for a rare form of cancer more than two years ago who has had nothing but one health problem after another ever since.
Where does my leg injury and layoff from running rank compared to all this? That’s right, at the very bottom. Sometimes a little perspective is in order.