I think one of the hardest parts about being injured is the lack of control that comes along with an injury. One thing that I love about running is that I can control it (especially when there are so many things in my life that I have no control over). When I run I can control my speed, distance, effort level etc. etc. etc. I go into a workout knowing what I am going to do and then I do it. No questions asked.
I think injuries are frustrating because you really just have to let go of any and all control and just let your body do it’s thing on it’s own time. You may think you are healed and that you are ready to run and then wake up the next day hurting again (not that this is happening to me right now but it has many times with past injuries). You have no control over how long it is until you are back in the game, what races you are going to miss out on or how long it will take to build your endurance back up.
What I am trying to learn during this time —> to let go of the things that are out of my control and just go with the flow.
I need to just not worry about it because: “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”
Four things you have complete control of during an injury:
-Being smart about your injury, taking the time off that is necessary and listening to your doctor about what you should/should not be doing.
-Your attitude during your injury. Staying positive and hopeful. Focusing on the blessings in your life rather than your injury and what you can’t do.
-Doing things that will help you to recover faster (physical therapy, sports massage, stretching, REST, icing, eating ice cream;)
-Doing things that will help you stay fit and strong (pool running, strength training, cross-training, eating nutritious foods).
My nieces learned last night that playing dominoes with a 1.5 year old isn’t really the best idea. Brooke can sure knock those pieces down fast.
I’m telling ya, I am addicted to these whole wheat tortillas and spend a lot of my afternoon envisioning what I am going to fill mine up with for dinner. Shrimp cooked in Soyaki from Trader Joe’s, corn and spinach.
And anther thing that is 100% out of my control. The Brookers is leaving today and won’t be back until Monday.
So we took advantage of all the snuggle time possible.
I can’t think of any other better way to end your night than by staying up late with chick flicks and your favorite candy.
And from the list of 25 Signs You’re Addicted To Diet Coke:
This one is talking about quitting (or attempting to quit) DC. I am proud to say I am on day 2. Two long days. Long. PS I could relate to all 25 signs, that is a problem.
Favorite Chick Flick?
WHO IS INJURED right now? What? For how long?
Hardest part about being injured for you (besides not being able to run)?
What are you looking forward to this weekend?!?
What should I do this weekend since Brookers will be gone?