Friday, October 11, 2013

Wonderfully sore

My knee seems to have turned the corner (fingers crossed).  I haven't had pain for 2 weeks and I run 4 miles 3x last week without pain.  I was a little too aggressive with my stretching and injured something behind my knee.  The doctor showed me how to massage it and said keep on going.  That it would heal itself. 

So far so good.  I happily have been venturing out into the rain and running my 4 miles in the trails.  Doing all my stretching and my strengthening religiously, etc.  but wow!!! 12 miles a week has me pretty sore.  won't be able to move up anytime soon. Hope my body adapts.

Everything with Inna is progressing along.  I bought tickets to go there December 24th returning on January 5th.  I'll spend a week in Kherson getting to know Vitali and then we'll all go together for a few days to Yalta on the Black Sea.  There we'll do some fun excursions and go to a formal dinner party for New Years. 

We had a bit of a fight recently.  It was mostly fear.  I worry that if Vitali doesn't want to move to the US, or if her ex-husband won't let him, or if he doesn't like me.....What will that mean for our relationship.  Of course.....she can't really honestly answer any of those things until they play out.  So I basically was asking for reassurance.  I didn't express my fear very well and it was taken the wrong way.  She's a little used to attacks from ex-husband so she went a little too quickly into defensive mode.  We pouted for an evening, communicated, and now are moving along.  Legitimate fear not erased, but agreements made to handle it as it comes and be flexible and communicative. 

Some funny things about language.  When I type phone changes it to Vital I.   When she sends me a note that I don't understand and I pop it into my translator it translates Vitali as Acne.  I don't think I'll tell the teenage boy that my computer calls him acne.  Another funny thing that it does (luckily I know the word and don't need translation) is that when she says "I miss you" translates as "I'm bored of you"   I could see how if I didn't know the language this relationship would be quite difficult.

ok...another treehugger type video.

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