Whenever my 3-year-old daughter enters the car with me, this our dialogue:
Nia: “I need music, Mama.”
Me: “What song do you like?”
Nia: “Bad bad day. Number 18.”
Me: “Okay, You Had a Bad Day it is!”
Nia loves You Had a Bad Day by Daniel Powter. My husband thinks the song is too negative, especially for a little girl to listen to on her way to preschool. I like the melody so I never put much thought into it. Until today…
Yup, I had a bad day indeed.
First, it took me two terribly long hours this morning to travel roughly a kilometer outside our village headed for my son’s school. By that time, my son missed his school presentation and I was too pooped to complain.
Second, it’s been raining all day. We have a trip planned for Subic tomorrow. Will the weather have mercy on us and let the sun shine through? Please. Pretty please!
Last and definitely not the least, my knee is a bit sore again. ARGH! This time I am pissed. In the beginning I was in panic. Shortly after I was scared. Now, I am just fuming. (This bull is mad.)
Why am I not healed yet?! I’ve been icing the injury thrice a day plus I got a massage last night. I only ran an easy 5km all week. (That’s a major sacrifice for me, you know?!) I’ve been taking additional supplements that I’m hoping will help, but probably won’t make a difference such as calcium and vitamin B complex. And, I’ve been religiously falling on my knees praying to the Saint-Who-Heals-All-Running-Injuries for a miracle. Still, the meniscus irritablus knee problemus keeps on coming back like a nasty fly trying to land on your first post-race meal after a marathon.
So, next Tuesday, I have a date with my doctor to have this knee checked. I’ll ask him if it’s actually feasible for me to run the marathon in February without asking for a wheelchair in the last 6 miles. Pray for me, will ya?
For now, I shall continue to drown myself in my woes. I shall continue to curse this wicked knee most especially for not allowing me to enjoy what would have been a beautiful long, slow run along the roads of Subic. Sob sob.