So back from my hiatus from writing this blog post is inspired by a post that I read from RunTriMom on yesterday.
This is NOT OK
So on last Monday I was running my long run of 13 miles with my #runhomie and it just seemed like nothing that morning was going right. I had to stop several times to use the restroom, the gas station I normally stop at the employee was on break so I couldn’t use the restroom; so I had to proceed on with my run. If you have ever tried to run and you have to use the restroom then you know what I am talking about, not the best feeling ever. Then as I was running my heel begin to bother me; well at first I was like it just seems tight so I will keep running to see if it loosens up; well it did. Then I proceeded to run and it did just that it started to loosen up so I began to think okay well this is not going to be as bad as I thought.
Ummmm I was rudely awakened
I get about at the half way point of the run and of course we are out there so the only back is to just walk all the way back or run back. So I proceeded to run back.
Then it happened
I get back to my car and when I stopped I could feel it. It was not good, I was not okay.
So then I did what was the right thing to do, I went to the doctor and they told me I had a heel spur.
I said to myself really not something else again, my exact words were, “Why can I not be GREAT?
So at this point I felt like there was so much going on in my life, from single motherhood to dealing with beginning stages of divorce, managing a job, two girls, one income, training and just LIFE.
I was forced to face reality, I was forced to say Fe you are not okay but guess what you will be okay.
See we all have this thing called pride that often times we have to face. We are ashamed of saying,
“You know what I am struggling today.”
“You know what I am having an OFF day today”
“You know what I am not OK at this moment”
What makes us stronger is the ability to recognize that and know that we will not be in that state very long.
To know that there is HOPE
To know that everything will be OK
To know that it is okay to have those days
To know that it is those days that help build us, help make us stronger
So what did I learn?
I learn that it is okay to not be OK.
It is okay to have an OFF day.
It is okay to say I am having an OFF day.
It is okay to say I am struggling right now.
What else did I learn?
It is when we face that everything is not OK that is when we BUILD that is when we get STRONGER that is when we begin to have HOPE that even though at this very moment in time it may not be okay but I know that everything will be okay.
STRONG MIND + STRONG SPIRIT= STRONG BODY
And that my friends is the equation for a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE