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After 1 week of no running I tried running and within a few steps knew I had to stop. I haven’t tried since simply to avoid the disappointment. In an hour and a half I will sit in an exam room for an appointment with a sports medicine doc dreading the following 15 minute conversation.
I’ve imagined the worst case scenarios and the best. I go from stressed to acceptance. I plan. I lose motivation. Being injured is emotionally draining. I told my husband I was considering not running again. I haven’t been injured in several years (YAY!) and because it’s been so long since I’ve been faced with the possibility of not being able to run for an extended period of time I guess I have lost sight of how important running truly is to me.
Who knows? Maybe I put too much stock in being able to run.
For now. At this moment. I will not quit. No matter how frustrated I’ve been and probably will be again the thought of never running again is impossible to imagine.
Whether it’s the worst or best case scenarios I’ve imagined, I will get the information I need and I will move forward. Depending on what I find out I will make a plan. I will reevaluate my goals for 2013 but not give up on them. I will stay as positive as I can and allow myself a few minutes every now and then to be frustrated, sad and discouraged. To, otherwise, expect myself to be 100% happy and ok with this is unrealistic and impossible.