And then I resumed cross-training. Like a fiend. And my ankle seemed fine. So I was working out like crazy at the gym. Weights, yoga, hot yoga, whatever cardio I could manage. I was going to make the most of every second, injured or not, and I was going to be READY for the marathon.
And then it snowed. And snowed. And snowed. I suck at driving in the snow, I don't have snowtires or chains, or four wheel drive. So I've been stuck at home this weekend, going a little stir crazy. Today I decided I couldn't take it anymore and went for a long walk. And then I thought about how I used to love the snow as a kid, and how everyone talked about the stillness and the quiet and how beautiful it was, and how all I've been thinking about is all of the stuff I COULDN'T do... so I stopped. I stopped sniffling for a moment, stopped crunching my boots into the snow, just stopped. And the quiet, muted sounds and falling snow made me smile. I couldn't help it, I didn't even think about it, I just smiled and nearly laughed out loud at the beauty and simplicity of the moment.
I just thought to myself of how hard I was working against my injury and inability to be at the gym... how the universe was basically telling me to JUST STOP IT for a little while, and how hard I was fighting it. And just letting go of those things, at least for a moment, was just being still was amazing :) I hope that wherever you are, and whatever your circumstances are right now, that a little stillness brings you some peace also.