Thus is the story for many injured runners.
Me @ EVERYTHING this year:
Running wise, the year started off just fine. To be honest, my 2015 training was pretty *meh*; I was looking forward to a new year to rock out. A 5K at the beginning, and a marathon planned for the end.
I felt strong throughout the winter and spring, but my mileage was low, or at least lower than it has been in a while.
I signed up for races, at least one per month. I haven't attempted to PR anything in two years, and I had my sights set on a 10K and Half Marathon PR.
And just like that, all of my running goals seemed to be gone. I haven't been able to run for about two months now; total, probably four months for the year. My love for running grew stronger; so unreachable, so unsatisfied, and the possibility of never running again popped up in my brain several times. What a depressing thought; and at the time, those thoughts weren't entirely irrational.
When we go one with pain or disease without any answers or course of action, we start to feel defeated.
One thing remains the same, no matter what's going on in your life, with your job, with your family, with your running ---------> you just have to put one foot in front of the other, and everything will be okay. If anything, running has taught me that you can take advantage all you want, you can rely on it all you want, and no matter what, it will always be there, even when you can't do it.
The love of it, the joy of it, the passion and freedom I get from it...those feelings are still very much alive and well within me. I still have some healing to do, but I know that my goals and my yearning will still be there when I can run.
One thing's for sure: I'm looking forward to running in 2017.
Thanks to our beautiful hostesses for Tuesdays on the Run, Team Marcia, Patty, and Erika!
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