I've had a few set-backs. A few weeks ago, just as I was set to bump the mileage up and progress a little in the physical therapy. The injury started to hurt quite a bit more. My fault I was working 10-12 hour days at work, and it was just too much for my foot to handle.
|The creek behind my campground last week.|
So instead of bumping the mileage, I had to quit running again.
Things still hurt, but they aren't hurting as bad this past weekend. So I intend on starting up running again this morning. Not much, only a mile or two. I'm not too worried about making things worse, because running doesn't seem to make it all that much worse, as long as I don't go too far. It's actually working at work on it that makes it worse. (Which is why I am keeping my eyes open for a new job.)
|I should mention, our family enjoys BIG white-man Fires:)|
On the plus side, you can sit 10-20 feet away and still feel warm
Plus, this way the whole big family can sit around and enjoy it together:)
It's the oddest injury these days, I can hike several miles climbing up and down mountain terrain and have virtually no pain, or any post pain or swelling. I can only run a couple of miles on it before I start feeling slight pain. However, I only need to be at work (where the injury occurred) 15-20 minutes before the pain can hit the higher levels. (Needless to say, I've been doing quite a bit more hiking the past few weeks:) Which is definitely a positive thing!)
Such a weird situation, and I am beyond ready for it to be over. On the plus side in about 2 weeks I have the Dr. appt. with the Surgeon to find out if there is a chance I can ever heal this on my own, or if surgery will be required. Either way, I am still hopeful! I mean at this point I really have to be, otherwise it all gets me too down:(
|The lighting is not the best, but we hiked up this mountain for this beautiful|
view of the canyon valley below, as well as the lake in the distance.
Saw one of my biggest deer ever up here, over 18 points.... Awesome!!!
This week, I am really going to be working on correcting my unhealthy eating habits. See the past 3-4 weeks, as things weren't looking so good on the injury front. Lets just say I dropped my idea of cutting out Pepsi for the most part, and sadly I ate out at least once each week.
The plan is to only drink a Pepsi once this week, and bump back up my water intake. I've put on a few pounds, or at this point more than a few. So I hope to cut out the eating out, altogether! Dropping back down to a 1,200 a day calorie diet. It's not much, but its a start back in the right direction.
|Don't you just love these summer wedding colors together?|
This was a wedding I did for a bride a few weeks back
Brides colors were Coral Pink and Apple Green - So bright and fun!
I also have 2 weddings this week, and I love decorating for weddings. (This is not the job that caused the injuries.) So I have a busy, yet exciting week to help me use towards making some postitive changes pointing me back in the right direction:)
So I leave you with a few quotes that I am really taking to heart this week.
So let me ask you. Have you ever had a series of bad luck, injuries, etc that were out of your control... That prolonged so long that it got you down and you started making mistakes?
What types of things for motivation did you use to help you get out of the funk?