12 Days of Fitmas-Day 12!

12 Days of Fitmas-Day 12! Yay, we made it!

On the 12th Day of Fitmas….

DON’T FORGET WHY YOU STARTED

What made you decide to get fit? Sometimes it’s important to go back to that answer when the going gets rough. We all start so motivated in the beginning and then when the excitement wears off, we start to lose steam.

Or in my case, injuries happen. It seems as if since I got the results of my MRI my leg has been worse. I had been able to run on it up to and had been doing really well as you’ve seen in my updates, but in the last week the pain has increased.

It hurts when I walk up and down my stairs, it hurts when I stand for too long, it hurts when I nick it against something. It doesn’t feel right.

My doctor had told me that I would know when I would need to stop. He wanted me to stop running a long time ago but of course stubborn me said I felt fine. And at the time I did.

But not now.

I have a few things on my mind. I have my ½ marathon mid January and I’m debating laying off running and doing other types of cardio and strength training and then seeing how I feel when the race comes if I’m up for 13.1. Or, I could skip that race altogether and just focus on my first full in March.

Right now, I’m leaning towards the former. Of course I want to run.

But I also want to be able to do for a long time. This is something I keep reminding myself. Races there will be aplenty. I need to make sure I stay healthy so that I can continue to work towards the goals I’ve set. The why I started getting serious about running in the first place—to meet those goals.

Sometimes you just need to go back to the beginning.

–What helped you get started on your fitness journey?

–What helps keep you focused on your fitness goals?

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4 responses

  1. I feel your pain! Injuries are tough. But it really makes you appreciate the little things you have. I suffered a bad injury this past year, in which I didn’t even think I’d be able to walk normally again! It was a very weird injury. Now I appreciate just having the ability to go for a walk, stand for long hours at work, etc.

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