|I love that Elizabeth has become the voice of reason and experience in running here.|
Monday I ran for 17 minutes without stopping (outside) and that is a victory, too.
Or maybe this means I forgo surgery and then months later - after my deductible resets - the pain picks back up and I need it done after all.
I am thinking back to my first marathon. I was struck with calf cramps like I had never had before. At the time, I blamed Mucinex. But what if that was my first experience with compartment syndrome? Can it be dormant for years before resurfacing?
I am running on my golf course or at the gym exclusively these days because the thought of driving to a route with the intention of completing it and failing is paralyzing. I like the comfort of the familiar right now.
|But it's not a bad place to run, really.|
|Actually, genuinely happy.|
I realized for the first time in awhile that I still want to run distance and I still can. Not yet, but eventually. Running is a lifelong endeavor, and I am relieved to realize I'm excited to get back to it after this is all over, however it turns out!
How do you get over your self-doubt after an injury or setback?
What small victories are you celebrating lately?