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Embracing The Changes In Life

Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

Coulda Wouda Shouda Won't Change My Injury - Gastrocnemius Fascia Tear

Coulda, Woulda, Shouda... oh just stop it already.. it is what it is... you can't change the past, you can only live in the present and move forward. (This was my self talk after seeing the Sports Injury Doctor). By the way, if you are in the Harrisburg Area and in need of services such as this, I recommend them. (OIP Harrisburg)

So it appears that I have a gastrocnemius fascia tear.. big fancy words for.. "Girl you are screwed". Dr said it would have been better if I would have torn a muscle. 

Prognosis is that we hope it will heal and not require surgery. I'm hopeful that it will. But I will be in the boot for 4-6 weeks. I wore a boot 2 years ago for stress fracture. But I have to say that this injury is more painful, the boot is heavier, harder to walk in, too tall of a heel, and my hips/back/knee are already feeling the brunt of it after 1 day. 

I'm trying to stay positive and focus on other things such as core and upper body. But I'll admit I've shed some tears. Getting around is difficult. And going to the gym today was emotionally a battle. But I did 20 minutes of rowing, some upper body weights and the hand krank machine. 

And this machine isn't for the faint of heart. It took me awhile to get into a rhythm. I'm hoping this isn't going to be a LOOOOONNNNNGGGGGGG 4-6 weeks. 

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  1. Oh man! I am so sorry to hear about your injury. But this will give you a chance to focus on other parts of your body like how you are currently doing. Think about when the 6 weeks are up and how great you will feel to run again! You're going to recover and get back at it!


    1. Thanks... I'm hoping it gets a little easier.. today wasn't so easy ha


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