“Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury;
for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty,
put in all she owned, all she had to live on.”
I started jogging in a really low-grade way a while ago, spurred on by the mysterious appearance of a chubby ring around my belly as well as by a comment from a visitor to the Lady’s Bible Study last year: “I’ll never get flappy arms!” I only have an eight-year-old pair of Brooks Beasts, but they didn’t hurt my feet or knees, so I figured they worked fine. Then my foot started getting rubbed, and then I found bloodstains on my socks – which is too hardcore for me. But then, on top of that, my foot started hurting every time I walked around in shoes. Not just a little bit; it hurt in a way that made me want to cry and hop on my good foot, or better yet sit and watch Star Trek episodes with my feet up.
So I went to Health Services. They have a rather low reputation among people I know, but I figured perhaps they could help. A male doctor, one I had never met before mainly because I only go to the doctor once a year for pap smears (be thankful if you aren’t sure what that is), looked at my foot. He diagnosed it as overuse, and told me to stop all foot-involved activity until it didn’t hurt at all. Then to ramp up slowly. He also wrapped it in an Ace bandage and prescribed ibuprofen, which I dislike. The Ace bandage is hot and doesn’t stop my foot from hurting, but he said it provides support. Okay. But how am I supposed to stop foot-related activity? Does he expect me to stop walking around entirely?
Clearly I must either (a) Master self-levitation; or (b) Develop a domineering personality that allows me to bend peons to my will.
Oh! Oh! Oh! One other great thing happened – I got my Sufficiency credit! That means I successfully aced two of the three projects, with the final A essentially in my pocket – not to count chickens, of course. Still, after a year of harrassing, I think I have put in more work than the average Suff student does on his project.