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What Being Injured Is Giving Me

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I have to say that one thing being injured can give you is a lot of time to think. Sometimes this is a good thing - sometimes not so much. This year has been a tough one for me when it comes to injuries. The 5 month and counting hip injury really put a damper on my fitness goals this year. Then I got staph as soon as I was cleared to run. That set me back. Then the hip got super angry again, and now this (When Life Throws You A Curveball)

It's July ya'll, and I have only had a few weeks here and there this year of running consistently. It's been my worst year to date to deal with such issues. And mentally I was finally ready to run races. I had registered for both the Harrisburg and Hershey half this year. Well, we all know that's not going to happen. I'm still hobbling around in a boot. Thankfully, I was able to transfer those bibs through the registration system.

But, lately I couldn't help but wonder where does this leav…

Pain and Smiles Across The Miles

Enough is enough of this sitting thing... like.. no... really... I'm done. I was told that I could run - it would just hurt. So after about 2 weeks of just sitting and pain and basically just not moving, I couldn't take it any longer. I told myself that if I could get a shoe on, I was running or walking or something.

Let me tell you, the shoe was painful! But, I got it on.. and I got on the treadmill.

Cute Lioness skirt from Skirt Sports in Free Love Print 

I can't really put into words how great it felt to just move my body again. I had said a mile,
but that mile turned into 3. I kept the pace slow. I walked a lot, but I was just happy to move.

 I think this sweaty smile says it all.

Did it hurt? Yep. But it was what my heart needed, and I'm glad that I got in some exercise. I did take it easy the rest of the day. Lil Man and I blew off our errands and just had some fun in the sun around the house.

The following day was 3 hours at Hershey Park followed by evening Hot Yoga.

FYI - sweat in an open wound BURNS!!!! A few minutes into the class, I knew I was in for a painful night. But it was such a great class, and I couldn't believe how difficult it was for me. It's been awhile since I've been able to do yoga. But I felt relaxed, rejuvenated and more limber by the time the class was over. Oh, the burning in my foot? It lasted for hours.

And finally, yes, finally, I was able to get out on the trail. I was short on time. And with a sore ankle, still healing leg, and a hole in my foot, I needed to keep it short anyway. So I only got in 1.5 miles, but boy did my heart sing.

This.... these views... just being in nature.... never gets old... 

And my jette skirt (affiliate link) and Zensah compression sleeves didn't disappoint either. They were perfect.

(Learning how to take selfie running shots. Um... yeah.. it's still a work in progress ha) 

And although it was a super short run, it was perfect for today. I'm so thankful that I am healing, and that I was able to get back to moving my body. 

How did you move today? 

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