Sunday, October 16, 2011

Motivation Sunday

Today is was one of those days where I just need a boost, of what I am not sure. I started my day off with a 60 min. cardio workout mixing it up between cycling and elliptical followed by some bicep and shoulder workout. I tried working out my tries and back, but my ab muscle is still apparently sore so I held off. It could be another two weeks or so before it is healed. Craig and I ran some errands today, and I was just grumpy. I think what set me off is seeing a bunch of runners along the side of the road. My foot has not gotten any better, not any worse though either. I still have a nagging pain around the side of my achilles. I know I really need to just go in and get it xrayed to find out exactly what it is. I have done everything from heel raises, calf stretching, icing, etc. and heck I have stayed away from running for over a month now. Yes, I still do the elliptical and cycle, but only at most three days a week, otherwise I have been in the pool. It is just so hard for me to deal with. I want to be out there with the rest of the crowd, enjoying the awesome fall weather and running races...weather it be as simple as a 5k.
So after my grumpy mood I came across the ever so famous Pinerest website and was hooked. Heck, I should be grading papers but instead for the last hour I have been looking at motivational posters and educational activities to do with my kids, the dang website got me hooked. It is amazing though how much a simple quote can really up your spirit. I know what I need to focus on right now is what I can do and give my body the time it needs to heal. I need to do what I can, with what I have, where I am. So I can't run right now, I am thinking I should lessen the cardio and focus more on weight lifting once my side oblique starts to heal up a little more.
In all reality, I think I am just in a HUGE transition part of my life right now. I am at the age where I am ready to start having a family. Craig and I both agree our college days are done with, and nights staying up until 1 am are too much for us anymore. I have all the reasons in the world to be happy, heck I am getting married to the most wonderful man in a little over 4 months, from there we will purchase a house and start our lives. It always seems as if I am always living for what is to come and not taking in things at the moment. Always looking towards tomorrow, but never taking granted of today and what I have right now.
I may not be 100% to give it my all with my workouts, but I should be happy for what I can do and enjoy it for the time being and realize that over time my body will heal and I will get stronger and better!





So yes, I can do this. I can get through these irritating injuries and move past and come out on top. I am strong and I have faith that I will do this!
Do injuries ever get you down, what was the longest you were out?

4 comments:

  1. Love the motivational pieces you found! I've been fortunate enough to never have an injury so serious that I have to completely abstain from exercise, don't know what I would do though! Take care of yourself!

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  2. I love the motivational messages on pinterest. they really are so great and awesome reminders! i was out for nearly a month in the spring. and then my running was greatly reduced from there on out because i pushed myself too quickly. it was incredibly frustrating so I feel like I can relate to what you are saying in this post. I tried to focus on other things during the time like a balance between rest but also trying new forms of fitness. I also read a lot of running, health and fitness magazines and made an effort to focus on improving my eating, etc! thinking of you!

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  3. The longest I was out was 5 weeks for my broken toe. I'm starting to get a little nervous because I strained a gluteal muscle (I think I strained it..) and I've been unable to exercise. It's not the fact that I can't exercise, just the fear that I won't come back strong and the fact that I'm supposed to race on Thursday. I'm just rationalizing and reminding myself that I have never come back worse from the many injuries I've had.

    I LOVE PINTEREST. Follow me and I'll follow you back. http://pinterest.com/xcfoodie/
    From what you posted, I will probably repin all your pins.

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  4. Great post, I hope the doctor is able to figure out what is wrong with your achilles. Wouldn't surprise me if the doctor requests a MRI of the area to completely figure out what is wrong. Hopefully it is good news. But mainly, I think going to him will make you at peace, because you will know what you are dealing with.

    For the rib strain, I would probably just hold off on doing ab exercises if they hurt, or if you do them, do them only with your body weight.

    I do like those motivational posters above, sometimes I like watching motivational videos, the one below is one of my favorites:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LccxeBMLibY

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