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Embracing The Changes In Life

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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

Injured But Not Out

Just a quick update, after my short run last week, and the snow shoveling, my hip was very angry with me. I wasn't just having pain, I was limping with pain. So, I've decided I've got to give it some rest. That being said, I'm thinking maybe 2 weeks off of running. If I can power walk without pain, I might not go quite two weeks. But right now I'm saying two weeks.

So, I'm using this time to cross train.




It's still trial and error to see what irritates it, but so far I can bike. And I can row.



I do plan to try the pool this week also.

And, I've found that massage also helps. So I'm trying be be faithful with stretching and rolling. I am using the hydro massage bed at planet fitness when I'm there.

So, I'm not currently running. And my 10K may be in jeopardy, but I'm not out. I'm going to give my body the rest it needs, and focus on getting stronger in all areas. I'm more than just a runner. I'm also a mom, a wife, an athlete and someone who is striving to be the best version of me.


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Comments

  1. So sorry that your hip has been hurting. Time off definitely sounds like a good plan. I hope you can be back to running soon!

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  2. Well done Amy. Listening to your body is so important.

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  3. so sorry to hear. hope you are patient and heal.

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