I cannot promise I am done whining. I cannot promise I will not say a million times I miss running. I will not promise that I will have a positive attitude each and every single day from here on out.
But from here on out, I am making myself a promise.
I will not give up. I will not quit. And I will force myself to do what I do best, set a goal, make a plan, and stick to it.
For me it is the only way towards success.
So I sat down on Sunday evening and made a plan. Luckily, I have the Run Less Run Faster book, and loved it the first time I read it and reviewed it here.
They have a good cross training program in it, so I will follow that for the next few days and incorporate my own routines into the plan. But it was nice to have that as a guide.
I plugged it into my planner and it felt sort of freeing being able to write down a concrete plan.
I still cannot run for probably 3 more weeks, however, I refuse to sit back and do what I have been doing lately. I am done just going to the gym when I can and not working on something concrete. I will have my plan in hand now and everyday I will have something I know I need to work on.
I will still be going to physical therapy and following the doctor's orders. I will enjoy that game ready ice too! haha (by the way yes it works amazing)
I know that my calf will heal. I know that I will run again. I need to just focus on the things I can do and work on making myself better that way. I miss running in my heart, but I have to come to the conlcusion that right now it may not be there for me.
So right now, today I am beginning my fall marathon training program, just like everyone else. I will be blogging about all the ups and downs of it, I will blog more period. A friend gave me a good idea to start talking more about nutrition and blogging more recipes and ideas etc. so I promise that will start up again this week too.
No matter what happens in the next few months, with life, work, running, not running, everything I have faith in one thing, that I will be able to overcome it.
I am still the girl who lost 120 pounds after her daughter was born. I am still here fighting for her and making sure I am around to watch her grow up and be a successful woman.
I look at this magazine article everyday since it is mounted on my wall, and I remember how good success feels. I will have it again, and I will not give up or give in and take the easy path.