I could continue to be an fatalistic Franny, but for today, my goal is to come up with three reasons that being injured does not completely blow.
Yeah, I wrote that sentence twenty minutes ago, with no avail. I don’t think I’ve been trying hard enough. Okay, take two!
Reasons injury isn’t the worst state of affairs:
1. Being more social.
Not being able to run or swim, which are both quite solitary activities (unless Kristin joins me) means that I have been taking walks with a variety of friends, and also water running, which is done with my head out of the water. My friend, Andrea, is an avid water runner due to a shoulder injury. We chatter nonstop while we paddle our legs and swoop our arms in a quest for exercise.
2. Lying in bed.
I’m not one to really enjoy lying around. Ever. Although, I have to admit that there was something sort of pleasurable about lazing around on a drizzly, gray afternoon, with nowhere to be and almost nothing to do. Fine, so because I’m a teacher, there is always something to do, and maybe I was grading papers for a good portion of that time. But still. It was like lazing.
Rarely do I get a chance to read. Well…here’s my opportunity. I’ve got Mary Roach’s Spook, Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, and one titled, What the Best College Professors Do.
Go-go gadget, book it!