May 26th, headaches, falls and laughs


It’s 7:33pm on a lovely spring evening. The day didn’t start too well. I woke with a headache, not as bad as last night but bad enough and I couldn’t face anything. It took me all my time to feed the cats and have breakfast. I didn’t want to talk to anyone and was not looking forward to the day. Then a friend messaged me and I felt happier that someone was interested in my wellbeing and thought enough about me to ask how I was. I went back to bed shortly afterwards to see if I could get rid of the headache and feel a bit better.

And it worked! I got up and I felt a lot better. The same friend messaged me again to see if I was ok and I told her I was. It was nice to be able to feel something positive for a change! I felt a mess though all sweaty and unshaven so I went for a run to see if it would make me feel better. And it did! Only a short run with a nice fall thrown in at the bottom of a short hill. I’ve sensed a fall coming for a while so I’m glad I’ve got it out of the way and it wasn’t bad, no damage to my knee and only a few grazes but 9/10 for the swallow dive and 10/10 for the route. I ran on some trails I haven’t run for a while and it was nice to revisit them.

Home and after a shower and a shave I felt back to normal at last. The headache is still there but only very mild now and it won’t stop me doing my long run tomorrow nor will my grazed knee. My friend and me even had a few laughs which was nice because we haven’t done that for a long time. It’s nice to have friends who support you but it has felt like we’ve been too serious recently and forgot how to have a laugh. Having a laugh can sometimes do more for you than a long serious chat about and that’s how it was today. I’d forgotten I have a sense of humour and was wondering if my friend had but it turns out we both have, it’s just the tough times we’re going through with Covid and being at home that has buried our humour for a bit but it returned today, as bad as my humour is.

Tomorrow is another day, today has been and gone. I’ve no idea what it will bring but I’m ready for it now and I’m looking forward to my long run and more laughs with friends.

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