Let’s get real here. I haven’t been able to run for 13 days now. And it seems like a century. They call me Little Miss Runshine, so who am I if I can’t run?! For a while I was doing yoga and getting excited to become a yogi but then I got sick and now it’s been 6 days since I’ve been able to do yoga. I can’t remember the last time that I have gone this long without exercising.
I’ve lost 5 pounds and I’m not happy about it. I lost the weight because my sickness has taken my hunger. I would go a day with only eating maybe some soup and some calories from drinks. I just couldn’t physically eat. I would much rather have my 5 pounds back and energy. I was walking up the stairs to get to work the other day and I felt dizzy like I was going to pass out because I hadn’t been hungry so I was weak. I hated this feeling. It made a sadness come over me. I see all my friends and strangers running and participating in race and I get jealous. My fitness level is so low now. But as soon as that sadness came over me, I knew I couldn’t let it get to me. I have to just keep overdosing on tea, Vitamin C and healthy foods if I’m hungry, and rest. I slept for 11.5 hours last night and I think it helped. I’m still not 100% but I can finally start to breath through my nose. For the entire weekend my nose was so stuffed up that I would blow it only for it to be stuffed up immediately again. I would go through a box of tissues in no time!
I have to take this as a chance for my body to have a break. I can start from base zero and rebuild my fitness the right way. I was doing something wrong before because my hips got messed up after the marathon. I am going to the PT on Tuesday to find out what is wrong with them and exercises I can do to fix them. They still have pain sometimes if I’m sitting for too long or walking too long. They are much better than before, but I can tell that there is still something wrong with them. This only brings a new challenge for me to have to overcome and when I someday run my goal of a 3:00 marathon, I can look back on this day and say that I was so silly for being upset. There are so many people out there with bigger challenges, so gotta stay positive, find my strong and carry on!
Was there ever a time you felt bummed because you couldn’t exercise? What was your strong?