Monday, January 21, 2013

Have you ever?

Just when I thought I was ready to endure anything, God is totally putting me to the test.

Two weeks ago I was sprinting at crossfit and heard a "pop" in the bottom of my foot, followed by the inability to walk without pain.

The next day I went to see an orthopedist (so thankful for amazing health insurance) and was diagnosed with a tear of my plantar fascia. It's the muscle on the bottom of your foot that runs across the arch, from your heel to the ball of your foot.

Ouch.



So I had a beautiful boot for two weeks, and now I'm back to limping in whatever shoes I choose.

The good news is, I've still been working out. My trainers came up with a program for me that includes swimming and a whole bunch of other stuff. So I'm totally staying active.

My question is, have you ever run a half marathon six weeks after an injury that keeps you from doing any impact on your foot?

Because I'm going to.
I'll let you know how it goes.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Endurance

2012 was a rough year, I'm not going to say anything more.

So I'm really looking forward to 2013.
I am hopeful that I can finally get to a happier place. 
That I can reach my goal weight.
That I can sustain a healthy lifestyle.

But it is going to take endurance.
My biggest struggle has always been endurance.
Learning to keep going when things get rough. Because it's so much easier to just quit.
But this year I will not quit.
I will not make excuses.
I will endure all of the challenges.
I will become a better version of me.
The version that I know has been trapped inside for so long.

...and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith... (Hebrews 12:1-2)

I feel like I have the potential to be awesome.
If only I can endure all of the hard work that it will take me to get there.
If only I can put my big girl panties on and just suck it up and stick with it.