Thursday, December 16, 2010
Perhaps I Should Live in a Bubble
Now I'm "in training." Over the past year, I've been "in training" several times, first for the Gate River Run 15k, at the time my biggest race to date, for my half-marathon and for last tri season. So really, lots of events this year, which has been fantastic. However, the thought of getting injured and not being able to compete never occurred to me.
Now that I'm in marathon training....I've become uber-paranoid. Reading Bill Bryson's At Home, which is a great book, is now however on the topic of injuries that can occur in the home. This is not helping. Also, I am going skiing for the first time EVER the week after Christmas.
Mostly, I'm picturing myself like that episode of the Simpsons where they put Bart in the "special" class. If you've never seen this episode, there is a discussion concerning "circles of paper" and phrases like "I fell off the jungle gym and when I woke up I was in here."
I know accidents and injuries happen - and stressing about them probably just ups the probability. It's just something I have never really thought of, or cared about. It's interesting for me to realize how my outlook has changed! So now that I have shared my fears, I am going to go roll myself in bubble wrap.