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Last week I decided, while in my gym routine, to try a run. I hadn’t been running in about a month or so since my tarsal tunnel flared up and we discovered I have tendonitis on top of it. But I figured I’d given them enough rest to try a run again. I ran a mile on the treadmill and carried on with the rest of my workout.
The run wasn’t too bad, although my ankles were tingly afterward, I expected much more pain than what I had. So, this week I decided to try a run again. I ran two miles before carrying on with the rest of my gym routine.
That was Thursday night. By Friday night, not only were my ankles completely puffy (although, the puffiness seems like it has found a permanent place in my feet), they were bruised on the inside once again.
What the heck is going on??
When I saw my doctor a few weeks back my biggest concern was the bruising and hers was the swelling. I’m wondering now if she’d be more concerned with the bruising.
My ankles feel splintery; like shards of bone are being pulled away on the inside. I can feel my bones clanking together where my leg meets the top of my foot.
And so, it looks like running will have to be put on hold once again. My BFF -slash – running buddy and I have a race weekend away planned for this upcoming weekend but it looks, too, like that is out of the question.
I am devastated by all of this. Running is so important to me. It’s something I have done, albeit off and on, for so long and to not be able to do it not only makes me sad but also terrifies me. I’m not certain of the damage, if any, that is being done inside my legs and feet, and I know that I have to heal, but I feel defeated by not being able to pursue something that I have loved for so long. At least for the time being.
So for now I make the choice to sit this one out – that may include this whole season, or just this race. I don’t want to push myself to the point that I’m damaged goods for life. Although it pains me, I need to be sensible and do what’s right for my body in order to keep it in its best form for as long as I can.
In a few weeks’ time I will attempt another mile and see how it goes. I’m looking forward to getting back on the road again.
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I saw this today and thought it was pretty rad. Okay, honestly, I saw this gal’s arms first and was totally jelly – but when I read the caption I though, yeah, I’m definitely in a league of my own. In fact, we all are. Especially when we hit the gym. There should be no competition at the gym, unless it’s with ourselves.
Coincidentally, I had a gym date last night with a friend. We totally did our own things but it’s sometimes still nice to make plans to workout just so that we can see each other. While I was warming up on the treadmill another girl came in. I’ve seen her there a few times before over the years. And she’s one of those girls that goes to the gym with her hair down and curled and a full set of make-up on. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’d just come from work AND I had a great hair day yesterday, but as soon as I walk thru those doors the hair goes up in a ponytail and the sweat starts to roll. I’m not there to impress anyone.
Once I was finished warming up I hit the strength room and loaded my weights onto my buddy Smith. I was doing my thing. Curly Locks came in and lifted her free weights. She did her thing, I did mine, and that was it. We didn’t pay attention to each other. When she was done she took her curls and left.
Maybe she didn’t want a hard, sweaty workout. Maybe she was going to work, or maybe she was heading to a hot date. Or, maybe she’s one of those people who drops into the gym on occasion, gets her minimal workout in, and feels good for the next 3 months. Who knows. Regardless, it’s her business, and my workout is my business. There was no competition between us because we are both in our own leagues. My goal last night was to increase my weight. I am constantly in competition with myself these days and I’m winning.
(Call Charlie Sheen. #Winning)
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