Insertional tendonitis. The injury that ruined my summer. Not just for running, but for pretty much everything else too. It’s been a weird summer. My normal summer running crew ranges from 5 to 15 on any given Tuesday/Saturday. This summer it’s been a shell of what it used to be. It took me a while but then I discovered why nobody was showing up anymore. Everyone who hasn’t moved away is in a relationship all of a sudden. Many of my running friends have gotten married or started to have children over the last year, but there used to be a fairly large single contingent and they showed up regularly. Not this summer. They’re not single anymore, so socializing has taken a back seat. It’s frustrating for me, because the group of friends I’ve hung out with regularly for the last 2-3 years is suddenly only hanging out when there’s an occasional party/BBQ at someone’s house. The same thing happened 3 years ago when all of my roommates moved in with their significant others and stopped making time to hang out.
So what’s the solution? Meet new people, make some new friends, find a new relationship. What are the most social hobbies I have? Running and hiking. Because of my injury, I can do neither. I’m having one of those Charlie Brown moments. I’ve been injured for 7 weeks, it’s been a long boring summer.