I actually began writing this blog last week, but true to the story, life kind of happened in between…
Last week I was feeling a bit weary. I certainly wouldn’t say unmotivated, run down maybe?
Sometimes so much is going on behind the scenes, that it’s hard to know what to show on the surface.
I often joke that I’m an 80 year old woman, trapped in the body of a 28 year old. I have a strong affinity for the days of yore… A 20th Century Girl, living in a 21st Century World…
Though it’s a funny little quip, I can’t help but feel (once again) my body has caught up to my mind. Perhaps all those years of sipping tea while watching The Antiques Road Show, and Lawrence Wilkes reruns have done me in…
I have the hunger; physically, and metaphorically.
I have fallen in love with running, body, mind, and sole Badoom-boom-tsss
Not only running, but an active lifestyle in general! I ENJOY healthy foods, I feel terrible when I’m sedentary… It’s like my body’s energy is now in perpetual motion, and if I’m not moving, I’m not fulfilled… but this also comes with its own challenges, specifically, facing an injury.
Since my Physio appointment last week at #LifeMark with Katie, I’ve been feeling good! (minus being a little sick)
I’ve been heating my knee, which I’ve found much more helpful than icing *in my case*, and flossing my nerves –which sounds much grosser than it is, trust me. I had a few persisting issues, we discover that I had a grouping of nerves bunched up behind my left knee, but there was also a lot of tightness in my gluts, and some loose ligaments… I’ve been doing my appointed exercises, which help when I’m at home, but I did have some difficulty on our last group run; my left knee gave out 3 times, and my right once.
I constantly find myself walking a fine line between pushing myself, and overexertion -of my own volition! I absolutely do not want anything to interfere with my training, but setbacks happen. Whether they be personal or physical, you need to be smart. As the old adage goes, you can’t always get what you want.
… but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need! –The Rolling Stones, and now I’m going to have that song stuck in my head all day. hehe♥
What I was trying to say was, you may want to push yourself, but it’s important to assess your situation first. Have I run when I shouldn’t have? Yes. Have I learnt from that mistake? Yes. Will I do it again, even if I really, really want to? No. Know why? Because I’m going to force myself to run smart.
Patients may be a virtue, but discipline is equally as important.
I’m also SO fortunate to have so much support through our amazing #TeamMyles2016. I’ve been able to confide my struggles, and rejoice in my accomplishments (and that of others -which is really my favorite part) with some of the most inspiring people I have ever met. This journey certainly would not be the same without our mentors, coaches, or any of our team members.
They’re constantly teaching me in their own ways that,
It’s never too late for this “old gal” to learn some new tricks