I was on my run this morning and at the start, I was running up behind this woman. She was dressed as if she was going to the gym but had a bunch of perfume on ( which I smelled as I approached her) hair, make-up, the whole bit. I started wondering why someone would get all dressed up before going to the gym and as I started wondering this…….trip!! Yup, I tripped right in a small pothole in the sidewalk with my already injured leg!!!! For a second there, I thought 100% for sure my marathon hopes were done. I stopped running, shook the foot around, walked a few steps and then gingerly started running. Ok, so good, a few more steps..then a few others.. then I kept running and ok, deep breathing…..I’m going to be ok.
So, I said a little thank you prayer to God, and on the rest of my run I started kicking myself. As soon as I stopped paying attention, I almost got hurt. As soon as I started thinking about someone else’s story and got all involved in their business, that’s when I almost got really hurt. It reminded me of the time I was in yoga class and the guy next to me was twisting to the opposite side of the rest of the class so he ended up facing me instead of turning to the same side. I started thinking, ” What is the deal? Doesn’t he realize that he’s turning to the wrong side?” and all of a sudden the teacher boomed, ” Karen, stay in your own space!” I realized he was talking to me and he caught me and knew exactly what I was thinking! And at that moment, I felt like such an idiot! Why should I care how this guy is doing his pose? It’s his business.
So, as you move through your day today, stay present, eyes open.
Run was good today. Blisters all gone, leg is 70%.