October has always been my favorite month. Temperatures start to cool down so I can enjoy my running more. I enjoy being outside and seeing the changes of nature. Halloween is coming (my 2nd favorite holiday & I am a big “Nightmare Before Christmas” Fan!) plus my birthday is on the 16th. Normally I am preparing for a Half Marathon this month and lining up my race calendar for the season. Well all of that is at a screeching halt due to my Cuboid Stress Factor.
I am waiting on a call back from the doctor to verify but it looks like I am off running for the next 6-8 weeks. To go from 15 miles to 0 is a downer but I have to look at this as a learning experience. I was in the wrong shoes, I amped up my mileage too fast and I kept going when I fell recently. All my mistakes no one else’s. I will do my best not to get too discouraged. I will stay as active as possible whether it’s volunteering at races or doing extra work on my arms. I always did want killer arms!
I have been lucky this is my first injury. My friends have been so supportive. Words of advice: Rest, Stay Positive, Setback will fuel you to come back stronger than ever, Concentrate on core work and Strengthening. Great advice by all and much appreciated.
Alaina and I have the Zombie Bash 5k/walk this Friday night. We have been practicing our choreography for the flash mob “Thriller” dance for after the run. We are still going and participating. She won’t run it without me and it may be too much for me walk it this soon so I may be on the injured reserve list helping out at the Finish Line. Costume prep is in the final stages and I plan to Push Forward!
What do you have planned this month?
Any words of advice to stay motivated during an injury?
Do you have experience with a Stress Factor to share?