Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Hi, healers! What’s new on my end? Still grinding out my workouts daily (pool running, strengthening, stretching, yoga, and some elliptical are in my rotation). I swear on certain days, I feel incredibly strong and fit and land running seems so close to me that I can almost feel the trails underneath my feet. Of course, there are those sobering other days where I feel run down and the pain rises again (like this past Saturday). My prescription for dealing with those days is to get extra rest and remember that it always gets better. It’s almost more of a mental game than a physical one because those bad days can bring on a wave of frustration that has the ability to drown you in disappointment and drift you away from your progress if you let them.
I had a friend tell me that I look like “high school Maria” again, which to me means that I look happy, fit, healthy, and strong (thanks, Rachel!). Remember, I started getting sick in undergrad. Of course, I would love my total health back so that I can have a wonderful quality of life again, doing the daily activities independently that most take for granted, but my main goal is to run again. Not just “run.” Train again. I’ll never give up that dream. Call me stubborn, but I think it is why I have beaten the odds so far. I know what I want, and I refuse to adopt the limits that have been put on me by the traditional medical profession.
I'll keep you updated on my progress.