On Monday I was given the green light to start running again!! Woohoo! I honestly wanted to kiss the doctor when he told me. Then, the second to the last thing he said to me was,
“you know if it hurts you have to stop.”
Ugh! Of course I knew but I didn’t want to hear it. So, can you believe, I haven’t run a single step? I just didn’t want to lose that feeling of
knowing thinking I could run and if I ran, there was a chance, I would find out I wasn’t ready. I simply didn’t want to feel like I do when I can’t run. I didn’t want take a chance of disappointment. Crazy right?
I’m running this morning as soon as I finish this writing this. I’m confident that it will be fine.
I haven’t run in almost 6 week. That means revisiting my running and, while I’m at it, some of my life goals.
- Continue MAF Training.* I was about 1 month into MAF training. No doubt being injured has set me back. Even if it’s back to square one (or back further), that is where I will start and move forward.
- Improve cadence.*
- Decide if it’s feasible to run 13 in 2013 trail races.
- Run a sub-2:00 half. I’m changing my focus from distance to pace.
- Join an ultra relay team (Ragnar, Hood to Coast…). If you know of a team looking for someone for next year give them my name!!
- Run a 12-hour endurance run. This was on my race calendar for Sept. I’m not exactly sure when but it will be on my race calendar again.
- Yes, I’m still going to run 50 miles. People have assumed I would give up on this. No way. Never give up!
- Become certified as a yoga instructor. Yoga has become a regular part of my fitness and mental health.
- Become a certified nutritionist. I’m as passionate about nutrition as I am about running. Over the past few years I’ve written 30-day meal plans for friends and co-workers (they were totally aware I’m not a nutritionist or dietician) that wanted to change the way they were eating. I loved doing it and was pretty good at it. Almost all were successful in meeting their goals and making permanent changes. One person followed my clean eating meal plan under the supervision of her doctor and after a few months was able to lower her insulin dose.
Those are the things I want to accomplish over the next year (or so). It’s going to take time and patience. The setbacks with running are inevitable and life goals will have to happen while I’m living the crazy busy everyday life but,
I will be motivated by forward momentum and progress. Even if it’s slow.
One more thing before the link up! I’m so excited to team up with Angela at Happy Fit Mama to bring you A Day In the Life!
How this works:
Mark It On Your Calendar: Wednesday, September 18
Who: Anyone can join. The more the merrier!
What: Pick a day between now and September 18 to take snapshots of your day. Capture the little details that don’t usually end up on our blogs. The details that are often missed. The details that tell your story. Come back on 9/18 and link up to share your A Day In the Life posts.
Why: Because Angela and I have decided that we’re nosy. We like seeing a glimpse of people’s everyday lives. And because we have a giveaway for participants!
One lucky winner will receive not just 1, but 5 pairs of Swiftwick socks. Honestly, they are the only sock I wear to run and workout.
Do you revisit your yearly goals to make changes? Do you get frustrated with slow progress?
Now, on to Fitness Friday!