Posted on July 15, 2014
I didn’t know I needed to hear that
Sometimes all you need is a good conversation with someone who is just so uplifting.
I didn’t expect this injury to be as tough as it has been. It shouldn’t have but it is what it is. The thought of giving up running has crossed my mind a couple of times. Of course I still LOVE running and never truly want to let it go, but I’m just so tired of all of the injuries that come with it. At this point my foot hurts if I look at it. Okay maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but you know.
I am feeling so much better in such a short amount of time, I was picking my PT’s brain about what the next steps in recovery will be. Luckily he catches onto my Type A ways and gave me a general idea of what the next steps entail: balance and lots of resistance strength training.
Maybe it’s the fact that it’s not quite healed/not yet ready for the strength training stage I’m in that’s kinda getting to me, but I have been feeling discouraged to run again a little more lately.
We are still in the healing and pain management step but in typical SCB fashion I want to move to the next step. Sometimes patience is not my strong point. Mike, you are not allowed to comment about that statement.
After yesterdays session, I mentioned to my PT that I wasn’t sure if I wanted to run again. Apparently I made my love for running very clear because the look on his face was like he just saw an alien or something crazy like that.
I’m just so sick of the injuries, I’m not sure I want to run again I said.
I don’t remember his exact words but he said something like this:
No, you will run again and I’ll take a picture of you right there on that treadmill as he pointed to it, the day it happens in your Mizuno’s (my love for them must be apparent to). You will come back stronger and better than ever. We will work with you after the pain management/strength training is accomplished so you will be a better runner than you have ever been. You’re gonna comeback and run a half marathon.
I love the half marathon but the last couple years I could never seem to bust past the 10K mark. Turns out when the body mechanics are off, we will hit a wall in our training. Who knew?
I’m not sure if he even realizes how uplifting those words were at that specific time. I walked out inspired and a bit more optimistic. It’s crazy how a couple minute conversation can completely change your entire perspective. It means so much to me that someone I barley know would care so much about this little passion of mine and to offer to keep training with me after the barn is rebuilt.
So yeah, SCB will run again very soon and I’m pretty darn happy about it. But until then I will do my best to live in the moment and be patient with the healing/rebuilding process.
Have you ever thought of giving up on a sport you love? Why?
Have you ever gave up on it all together? Why?
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