It's been one week since I had to miss the nike Womens Marathon due to a hip flexor injury and 10 days since my last post. I have been taking this injury really really hard. I'm still able to cross train and run a couple of times a week, but it's just not the same. I had this great plan to build up speed and more endurance before jumping into my next marathon training in what is now 5 weeks. I don't deal with change well, so my plans getting thrown off has sent me into a tail spin.
Not running and coping with an injury has also brought out some other emotions that I was ignoring and suppressing by just running a lot. But now they have no place to hide so I'm having to face them head on. And let's just say it hasn't been easy. My motivation to blog, to read blogs or do much of anything has been very very low. I've been doing the minimum to get by, but that's about it. It has been a bit refreshing and probably beneficial because it hasn't allowed for suppression of all of the emotions I've been fighting back. It's made me face a lot of difficulties and learn to work through them.
But I don't want to let that to stand in my way anymore. I still hope to make the majority of my blog about running and baking and cooking, but instead of feeling sorry for myself and shutting down, I want to use this time as an opportunity to explore more about myself and share that on the blog.
So, here's to fighting back, overcoming emotional funks/ruts, and self discovery!