Sunday, March 18, 2012

a few steps back

As you all know, I recently had my wisdom teeth out and consequently have had to take a small break from my running. I was happy during my recovery time because I found myself wanting to run...which in turn made me incredibly antsy and frustrated because I couldn't run. But the bottom line was I wanted to. I craved it.

So it's been ten days since my surgery, fourteen since I've ran because I was actually sick the whole week before. I figure I'm in the clear and can try out a small run to see how it can I resist with this wonderful weather we've been having? 

First run in two weeks AND first run outside of the season...and it actually wasn't too bad at first. Starting out I felt just fine and excited that I wasn't in pain, but naturally I got tired much earlier than normal and stopped only after one mile.

"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great."-A League of Their Own

One mile is annoying.  One mile is not where I was fourteen days ago. One mile is approximately one third of what I will have to do in the race in less than two months. One mile is a step back, and right now it really makes me mad. And I know it's silly because I just had surgery and I have had time off and blah blah blah. But right now, I'm annoyed.

I've found when I'm unreasonably hard on myself about my training process, it's best to remind myself that what I did today is more than I did yesterday...and I should be happy for that. So here's to reminding myself of that constantly until I'm not annoyed anymore.

Another thing I need to remind myself of is that I've already come so far. I've become a healthier person in the last six months than I've ever been in life, and while doing so I've raised $295 for Safe Haven. Which is great (not quite to the $1,000 goal yet, but close. Can you tell I'm still annoyed?).  If you haven't made your donation yet, click here to go to my fundraising page.

I may have taken a few steps back to get my stupid teeth out, but I know I'll be back on track in no time because somehow this running thing has grown on me. And because it's not just about me right now...I'm running for the women of Safe Haven, too. And I won't give up--for them.

Be the change. Make the difference. 


  1. A few steps forward each day and YOU'LL BE BACK to your old self!
    You go girl!

  2. You won't give up I know. Chin up, Missy!