Healing an injury
can be a challenging and frustrating situation thus it is vital to remember to allow yourself to heal properly.
I like to think of it as my body talking to me, perhaps even telling me to slow down. Whatever it takes to heal, just do it. Be kind to your body cause it does a lot of work for us from the inside out on a daily basis: it never gets to take a break.
Do this: breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth a few times before you get angry with your injury.
Good things to us all!
Until the next time🙋🏻
Calming the frustration
Cross training helps get me into better shape by making me stronger and able to go farther. Hiking fast up steep hills/fartleking is an incredible natural high. Most times, I just can’t get enough.
Until our next encounter, this is Yoli singing off from one of my many paradises!
Here I come slowly yet surely
There I am, see the person with the number? Yeehaw! I feel fantastic and accomplished. Though I came in two minutes after the three-hour mark, I’m still proud of myself.
I must admit that I almost threw in the towel at mile ten. Yes, my moderate injury began to get the best of my psyche. Making matters more intense, the Fluid and water stations were out of cups–NO! Yes. Oh yes indeed. This was after stopping twice and walking for several minutes contemplating failure to complete the race.
Instead of allowing the anger rushing through me to cancel me out all together, I used said anger to plunge on to the finish line . Consequently–in a strange way–I’m grateful I became angry.
Now it’s time to plan for my next race, only this time I’ll run for a different cause, a more meaningful one, and fair far better both mentally and physically.
Until the next time, I wish you all well and achievement of your own goals.
Ciao for now,
Here it is almost one month later, and I haven’t found the balance between running and writing…. How difficult can it be? Cheese and rice! I mean, why can’t i write and run? It’s a rhetorical question as I know the answer to that one: Just sit in The Chair before you run!
Wishing you all great balance with little to no confusion or regrets.