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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Choosing to believe...

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It is really hard to have the desire to work your ass off and not be able to.

There is so much I wish I could do right now...



1. I wish I could lift lower body.

2. I wish I could sprint.

3. I wish I could go to Zumba.

4. I wish I could do hill repeats.

5. I wish I could do a long run.

6. I wish I could run whatever distance I desire 4-5 days per week.

7. I wish I could do plyometrics.


If I did these things, whatever problems I have now would get worse.

Luckily, there are a lot of things I can do to stay in shape. I have been lifting upper body like crazy and it has paid off. I have been working my core like crazy and I can feel/see it getting stronger. I run shorter distances on the days I am resting from lifting. I am attempting to do just the right amount in which I get my running fix but I don't hurt my body further. Nothing is getting worse, so that is good.

So while there are still things I can do, obviously I would be lying if I said I was happy and that the stuff I am doing now- the stuff I have been doing since January- fulfills me. It does not.

But I am choosing to believe that this is just a blip in my life. That one day I will be able to do all the things I listed above. Maybe it's months away, maybe it's years away. Whatever. This has to be temporary. I am choosing to believe it is temporary, anyway.

12 comments:

  1. It is so hard to focus on what we can't do but I really admire that you are choosing to believe. I believe you will be doing the things you love again, too!

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  2. YOU WILL GET THERE! When I was coming back from ITBS my PT had me do a "return to running after injury program" which started off CRAZY easy (2 minutes running 2 minutes walking, 10 minutes total, first day...) She had me stick with it 2-3 weeks before I got the green light. It helped me ease back in without flaring up. I was also surprised afterwards how quickly everything came back. This is a bump in the road...hang in there.

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    1. Thank you for the positive support! When I hear about other people's experiences coming back from an injury strong, it really motivates me! Thank you for sharing that

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  3. I completely understand. I try to look at it as just a "blip" of my life, but my pain has been on going for over a year. When you're getting older that's precious time in your life that is wasted! I know that's probably not the best way to look at things either..lol

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    1. lol I know sometimes it seems so long and then sometimes when you look at our whole life, it is not that long.

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  4. Hang in there Meg! You've got the right attitude, keep your chin up and I'm sure you are 100% correct that this is just a blip!

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  5. Hang in there girl! You are still in great shape and all the things you do are benefiting you. It stinks not being to do what you want.
    Our wish lists look similar :)

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    1. I try to look on the bright side as much as possible.

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  6. Hang tough! I really do think this is just temporary. You are young, fit and healthy. There is no reason why some doctor shouldn't be able to help you fix whatever it is that is causing these temporary issues. In the mean time you are still kicking so much ass!!!!

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