How to use your stubbornness to your advantage

It’s Friday!!  Oh wait, I don’t have a real people job so I guess that means nothing for me.  Oh well I still get excited!

Y’all know my life is a blonde moment, well I forgot to announce the Sunglasses Shop winner yesterday, so here it is.

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I guess I’m going back in time this week, oh well.  Yesterday I rocked my new BAMR Band I won on Katy’s 28 day blog challenge.  It’s a lot like my beloved BIC Bands and I’m pretty much in love with the Chevron print.  I’m not really into trends so I’m a little late to the party on the Chevron thing and now I feel like I need to make up for lost time.


Working on my fitness he’s my witness…


I was doing my strength training and got to thinking about what it’s done for me.

Hey, I had to distract myself while my legs felt like they were going to fall off.


When I was injured I would have done almost anything to be able to run again.  I saw 2 different podiatrists, had 2 different sets of custom orthotics made, followed the icing, stretching thing along with a bunch of other crap I can’t remember.  But never felt like I was on the mend.  As a last resort, I went back to my podiatrist and requested to see a physical therapist.

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He sent in a request for insurance approval and warned me they typically don’t approve requests for my particular diagnosis, tendonitis in the arch but he’d give it a shot.

I have no idea how it got approved, but wasn’t going to question it!  Somehow I just knew a PT would be the only person that could help me help myself.

Enter Jeff.


Gosh I feel like I’m pimping this poor guy out, but I can not tell you guys how much he has helped me overcome my arch injury as well as a bunch of other little stuff along the way.  Heck, he get’s extra brownie points for putting up with me.

I put in all of the hard work, never missed a PT session and did most of my “homework.”  I was on the mend and much stronger when Jeff kicked me out.  Ha!

My arch still ached but he promised it would get better with strength training and time.  But in typical Jacqueline fashion, eventually I lost motivation to keep up my strength training and thought I could just run like I did before.


Then one day I thought to myself I have to strength train if I want to run.  So I started all over again on my own.  I slowly built my strength back up and with that came the will to run my 4th half marathon.  Although I never doubted I’d run again, I just needed to allow my stubbornness to fuel my desire to run.  Like everything worth having, there is no easy way out and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Now, when I don’t feel like doing strength training or sometimes a run, I think about all of the work I’ve put in and ask myself sooo, your just going to throw it all away??  And that’s enough to get me moving.

Wow, I wasn’t expecting to write all of that, I guess my passion for the sport of running just took over.

Are you stubborn too?

If so, how do you use it to your advantage?

If you were/are injured, what was your turning point?


0 Comments on “How to use your stubbornness to your advantage

  1. Oh my gosh I am so stubborn. I believe it is a gift from God. We don’t give up that easily! LOL! My husband thinks otherwise a lot of the time, but he knew what he was getting into when he married me!

    Way to stick with it!

  2. I’m stubborn because I just told my husband that I’m running today even though I have MOST DEFINITELY not been cleared to run. It’s the first gorgeous spring day here and I want to run 🙁 🙁

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