It’s been a month since Eugene and basically since my last real run. It’s been an insane month-so many life changes. Some days I wish I could lace up and run to clear my head but what I’ve really needed (and have) is the freedom to do whatever I want. No schedule. No plan. This little injury, as crappy as injuries are, gave me just that. In true Mel fashion, I’ve probably taken it a little too far and slowed the healing but there is nothing I’d rather do more at this time than wake up for the 6am CrossFit crew and workout even if I have to modify most days (all my favorite/strong movements!) I used to hate Bikram yoga but I’ve come to enjoy/embrace the challenge and the extreme concentration that it demands so that’s become my after school thing. If I’m not feeling it, maybe a bike or a swim. My Achilles is so close to being ready to run but I’m not rushing this process. I’m soaking in the time to just be free with my workouts. Zero pressure. Zero stress. No scary long run lingering over my head. Overall, my body feels the best it’s felt in a while and although May has been one of the craziest months of my life, I feel strong, happy and proud of myself for embracing this setback and rolling with it.