In IRL, I am terrible at taking life one day at a time.
I’m definitely guilty of living life in both the past and the future despite my best efforts to be as present as possible.
You know what helps me be present? This little face!
But for real…
Being injured really sucked for me.
Fitness started for me as something I did to lose weight.
Since then, it’s evolved into: my career, my hobby, part of my social life, part of my blog, my mental release. It’s really woven into every part of my life, so it was annoying when I was injured to have to lose/cut back on that part of my lifestyle.
I’m coming back now, and I’d say I’m 80-90% there, but I’m terrified of re-injuring myself, so I’m being really cautious. One of our best DailyBurn trainers, the adorable Anja Garcia is in town for a bit, and we did a staff workout with her today. Homegirl is tough, and I usually jump to any challenge she throws down, but I was smart tonight.
People hear I’m “training for two marathons” and ask how that’s going. I hate telling them that I was injured, and, 6 weeks out, I am tackling 10 miles this weekend. It was actually easier to contemplate while injured because I couldn’t do anything. It’s harder to be 6 weeks out and so drastically behind.
I’ve run four marathons before, though, and though I’m nervous, I am glad for that muscle memory.
I can freak out, or I can take things one day at a time. I’m going to do everything possible to get myself to that start line on October 11 healthy. Beyond that, truly, I just want to finish. My goal had originally been 3:50, but right now, it’s just whatever happens, happens.
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