How ironic. (queue in the Alanis Morissette song here)
Here is just a run-down of my recent purchases and gifts that I am hoping to use sometime in the very near future…
1. The hubby bought me these awesome toe covers for my bike shoes…I did get to use them once before deciding to rest and they were awesome!
2. The hubby also bought me some aerobars for my road bike. There wasn't really room in the budget for a new tri-bike at the moment, so I decided I would do the best I could do on my trusty road bike - I thought being more aero would be good.
4. Another gift from the Hubs - my cute, pink Road ID…'cause I have a reflective ID tag for my running shoes and needed something to wear while biking!
5. My cool blinkie arm band thingy…’cause I usually run at
6. The 2 cute tech shirts and awesome arm warmers I bought at the Houston Marathon Expo…yes, that’s right, those arm warmers say, “One Bad Mother Runner”. I *heart * them. Unfortunately, by the time I am able to run, it will be too warm to wear them. :-( And, even though I didn’t get to run the Houston Marathon, I am still proudly using my 40th anniversary coffee mug - it’s huge-mongous and I love it!
7. New shoes! This may sound dumb, but I bought a new pair of my trusty Saucony Grid Stabil shoes…you know, just in case the other pair was jinxed. I know I always complain that my stability shoes are ugly and don't come in cute colors, but I'd be willing to wear ugly shoes again if it meant I could go for a pain-free run!
9. And, finally – my Hammer Gel! The Hubs bought me about 10 of these for my stocking in Montana Huckleberry and Raspberry flavors. Glad they have a relatively long shelf life!
I am trying to look on the bright side and just be happy all of these things will be at home waiting for me when I can finally swim, bike, run again...but, this is tough. I am typically a pretty positive person, but I have my days when I see the glass half empty instead of half full. I am working on this. I am also not very patient. I have given up on working on this. Okay, not really – I am trying. It's just tough to remain positive...especially when doctors don't seem to have a clue. But, I have to remember that while I may NOT be able to control how quickly my hip will heal (other than taking time off), I CAN control how I deal with it. I CAN control my attitude. I just have to choose how I will react from now on...
I choose to be happy.
I choose to be positive.
I choose to be thankful.
Okay, have you used any of these products???? What'd you think of them? Reviews please!