Last night I did #runchat on Twitter. Ever done it before? It’s an hour’s worth of Q & A about all things running related, led by iRunnerBlog and RunningBecause. If you haven’t tried it and you’re on Twitter, the next one is two weeks from now at 8 p.m. EST.
I was surprised that I could mentally handle taking part in any kind of running discussion, because frankly, I’m down in the dumps right now with this injury. There are definitely areas running related where I’m having a hard time these days.
For instance, I can’t face meeting up with all my running friends for coffee after they’ve run together. Just. Can’t. Do. It. Nor can I go cheer friends on at a race I might have done. Ditto for volunteering at such an event.
But I can handle blogging about running, supporting other blogging runners, being race lead at my club’s weekly series, or joining in Twitter discussions on running.
What’s the difference? I think it comes down to the tangible and intangible. Meeting up with my friends post-run or race makes me too sad, ’cause it’s what I would be doing given the choice. Cheering a virtual friend on in their big race is different, as is being race lead at my club’s weekly race because I’ve never done one.
I wish I could face the other things head on, but there you have it–I can’t. It may be a shortcoming, but it’s who I am/what I’ve got, and I’m not going to push it.
If you’ve been injured before, what did you find tough to face?