My ankle was starting to get to me the last couple days. I had a nice talk with Chuckie and that helped get me back to: "It is what it is. Worry only about what you have control over, don't worry about what you can't control"

Well, what can I control?

- I learned to tape the ankle with the cool KT tape (in my control).

- I made an appointment with Josh who worked some serious magic and decreased my pain and gave me some rocking exercises to help keep it that way (in my control).

- I got crazy with the exercises Josh and Chuckie gave me (I can do that).

- I assessed the reality that I should be running in a neutral shoe, NOT a posted shoe and maybe I needed to stick with what has worked for 5 straight pairs. The wearing of the posted shoe, plus my over supination is making an ankle twisting combination. Me thinks...

I can't thank Josh and Chuckie and Troy enough for the last 48 hours. They have been super patient and helpful.

So, I also forgot that when you are uselessly worrying and you shift it over to acting on what you can change a super cool thing happens:

I woke up today with "the feeling". It's beginning! The feeling of "I'm so on this", "I'm going to rock the house", "I'm so excited". Big smiles today, big silly grins. I'm starting to feel better. The 5 nights of 10+ hours of sleep are catching up and I'm feeling spunky. Nothing but mellow training this week and it's getting close enough to our departure to start packing.

It's so on.

Change what you can effect....get yourself back on the right path, stop bushwhacking!

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” -- Reinhold Niebuhr