It's been six days of no running. By all accounts I should be going bonkers.
But here's the thing...
I stumbled across this quote and it has become my recovery mantra:
"When you catch yourself slipping into a pool of negativity, notice how it derives from nothing other than resistance to the current situation."So...
Donna Quesada, The Buddha in the Classroom: Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers
I'm trying not to fight the situation.
- I can't run, but I can catch up on my reading goals for the year.
- I can't run, but I can spend an hour on my stationary bike in the cool sanctuary of my air conditioned living room.
- I can't run, but I can spend a morning preparing class materials for the start of fall semester.
- I can't run, but I can fill the refrigerator with fresh produce and make delicious meals like whole wheat pasta with broccoli rabe and spicy chicken sausage.
- I can't run, but I can sleep in one day for a change.
- I can't run, but I can go to yoga class for the first time since May.
There is only one "can't" but there are a whole lot of "can-dos."
(PS - Dear readers, please remind me of this mantra if I still can't run 3 weeks from now and the effects of good these intentions wear off...)
What can you do this weekend that makes you happy?