Working Through Injuries and Setbacks
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Back in May I injured my knee. My plica was strained, to be exact. I walked around in a knee brace for a month. I hated it. As soon as it was off, I started running using C25K. I got half way through the program and I was so excited. A little nervous, too, because I looked ahead at those 8 minute runs.
The very next day my foot was run over with a fully loaded pallet jack. They basically weigh 100 pounds on their own. Add some potatoes, onions, and other assorted heavy produce and, well, it's much heavier.
It blew out the side of my pinky toe and fractured the end of the bone. Yeah, it hurts. Today I got a real fancy boot to walk in and was told 10 days of recovery at least, maybe more.
Needless to say, no running for me for a while. I was worried about the 8 minute run. Now I'm falling farther and farther behind in what I'll need to repeat to get back to that point.
But this isn't my first setback. In life, we must always deal with setbacks. I've learned that life goes on. We live through it. And just because we have to work a little harder to overcome those setbacks doesn't mean it's the end of the world. It means we'll be stronger for it in the end.
So don't let the obstacles overcome you. Don't let your setbacks become your downfalls. It's like a 10 second rewind on the DVR or Netflix. Sure, you have to repeat to catch up, but at least you can catch up. You're not lost, just enjoying the view the second time around.