So about two months ago, a girl in my nursing program had a little accident in her house and ended up fracturing her foot.
She was asked to withdraw from the program.
They expect you to be in peak physical condition for the duration of the program, which includes being able to bear full weight on both feet--thus, the withdrawal of the broken foot.
This freaked out a lot of us, especially me. My husband will be the first to tell you that I'm accident prone, and while it maybe true that I trip a lot, I've never *knock on wood* broken anything or gotten seriously hurt more than a couple times (sprained my ankle jumping out of a swing when I was an elementary school tutor, but the kids thought I was awesome).
So I stopped running. I was having serious shin splint problems anyway, and the running was aggravating them to the point of constant pain--I even went to the doctor about it.
I switched my workouts to aerobics and yoga, which are great. I like them, I do.
But I miss running.
And now that the weather is cool, the siren call of the pavement is growing stronger. Running in the summer here is terrible, but as soon as the humidity breaks it's the best thing in the world.
So, here I am. About to do some power yoga and then sneak outside and go for a run. *sigh*
Please don't let me break my ankle, running gods!