*Doing the work*

This.

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No truer words…

My week didn’t quite go as planned and you know what? That happens. I woke up a few mornings ago with an awful pain shooting up from the side of my left scapula into my neck, the apparent result of sleeping wrong and pinching a nerve. I attempted to run later that afternoon, only to fight tears from both pain and frustration. I hate not being able to do what I love because I don’t feel well, whether from illness, injury, or a sucky pinched nerve.

My struggle-fest lasted one mile. I came home and jumped on the elliptical machine that we temporarily borrowed from my parents. In the nearly two years we’ve had it in our possession, it was the first time I’d used it. While I was grateful for an alternate option to get a workout done, I was reminded that I much prefer running outside in the fresh air, regardless of the season or weather.

I did feel better enough the next day to get a few miles in and it has continued to improve, though I’ve kept it pretty easy.

Anyway, I saw this quote the other day and it hit home. I didn’t have the best week training-wise. Due to both things I couldn’t control and things I COULD control. Armed with this reminder, I’m setting myself up for a better, productive week of training and working toward the goals and results that I want.

You?

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5 thoughts on “*Doing the work*

  1. I always try to remind myself that I’m a real person and part of being a real person is that sometimes things don’t go as planned. But, as real people, we get back up, dust our selves off and keep going… Bad days and weeks happen, but that makes us appreciate those good days even more. You got this!

      • Omg, the first week back to school after having two weeks off, I was a hot mess. My runs were all over the place and not good. I thought to myself, “maybe I’m not a runner anymore”. Nope, just a not so great training week. It’s a new week (thank God), time for a fresh start.

  2. I love this quote, and completely agree. I used to contradict what I wanted by wishing for a better body or hoping that would change, but without the hard work, right? Hmm, not so much 🙂 hope this week is better and your nerve doesn’t bother you again!

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