Friday, August 31, 2012

how to rise and shout with a bad back

So I have this problem:
every time I am looking forward to something, it turns out to be not that great.
It's happened to me with vacations, movies, restaurants, and date night at the county fair. And it's always a bummer!!
Jason and I had tickets to the BYU season opener last night and I have been excited for weeks. I love BYU! I love going to football games!! It's especially fun because we used to go to BYU football games when we were just dating, so it's like we're in a time warp and the last eight years haven't happened.
Yesterday I was all set with a plan: I was going to take the girls shopping, let them play on the playground, and then head home for lunch and naps. After quiet time was over, it would be time to pick Jason up from work and head to Provo. We would drop the girls at my brother's and be in our seats with plenty of time to enjoy the pre-game festivities. The night would be clear with just enough of a fall hint in the air that it would feel like football, but not enough that I would be cold.
The day started off according to plan, but as I was loading everyone up to leave the playground, I did the worst thing ever: I threw out my back.
This has happened before (too many times to count) so I knew what to do. I kept moving, I did my back stretches, I took a ton of Ibuprofen, but it was too late. I was down and out for the rest of the day.
We made it to Provo with minimal discomfort and dropped off the kids; then we crept along, inch by inch, for over half an hour to get to the parking lot in Provo traffic (which is the best, right?) We barely made it to the lot before it closed. It started pouring as Jason walked and I hobbled into the stadium. There was a scrum of people passing through the portal and it took us even longer to get to our seats.
By the time we finally were settled, I could barely stand, we were soaked, and there was only 10 minutes before kickoff.
Not going according to plan.
But you know what? I was so tired of being disappointed by things I was looking forward to. I decided I would not be disappointed at this game. I would enjoy it!

I may not have been able to jump to my feet and scream at the obviously biased refs, I may have felt like I would throw up if I moved wrong, but I made it through most of the game and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was everything BYU football is meant to be and I'm so glad I was able to go!
Go cougs!


The Hiller Family said...

And of course BYU WON!!!
Sorry your back went out! Yuck!

Christie said...

I don't know if it's the color of your shirt or the glow of victory, but this is such a pretty picture of you! You really look happy. :)

Kathryn said...

Do you have a good chiropractor you can see Kate? Good on you for making it through and enjoying your night.

Claire said...

You do look super cute in this picture, like glowing! :)

Kate said...

Awww thanks! I really love this picture of us as well.
Kathryn, I have never been to a chiropractor. I should try that! I have been having back problems since I was pregnant with Juno, and it's not getting any better on its own.

Kathryn said...

I highly recommend chiro. I take my newborns to get adjusted as well and if my boys have been on a big trip with me etc (airplane rides)
It really was my saving grace with my pregnancy with Jace.