Today I am REALLY thankful for two people in my life ...................... my osteopath and my trainer (bet you thought I was going to say A and K didn't you ???)
While I am thankful for A and K, these past 10 days I have had occasion to visit my osteopath 4 times and my trainer zero times - none, zilch, not at all, nothing !!! Why ? Because of my stupid back injury from Warrior Dash. Not that I am slating Warrior Dash here because I'm not - in fact we have all agreed that we will be doing it again next year. I am lamenting the fact that maybe I should have been fitter before I tackled it and thus prevented my back injury !
The bottom line is that I have a back injury that I need to manage it properly to start with so that it doesn't hinder my training down the line.
My osteo has been great - managing to see me and doing some dry needling, which, as painful as it is, certainly does aid and hasten the recovery process.
My trainer has been great because he totally 'gets' my injury - he keeps telling me to rest up and give it a chance to recover so that I can get back to training sooner, even when I am chomping at the bit to get going NOW. I feel very frustrated at not being able to do anything except get home, cook dinner, get the washing done, hop on the computer, play with my camera and crochet some more blankets. I WANT TO TRAIN but I am learning (slowly it seems !!!) that if I go back to training too soon, it will mean that I will be out of action even longer.
So for the above two people, I am truly thankful - for their care of me and for the help that they have given, both physically and mentally, in helping me to understand that sooner isn't always better.
Now if my head would just accept this and buy into it 100% and stop playing mind games that go something along the lines of
"The longer you leave training, the more unfit you are getting."
"The longer you leave training, the less you are going to want to start again."
"The longer you leave training, the more you are going to battle to keep your weight under control."
then I should be great !!
Today I am also thankful for going to my cupboard this morning and pulling out a pair of size 12 3/4 pants from Katies and having them fit me comfortably enough to wear them to work without feeling like I am going to get cut into two !!!
Linking in with We Heart Life for Thankful Thursday - so why not pop over and share some blog love around with everyone ?
Have the best week ever !
TFTD : Act as if it is impossoble to fail and it will be.