FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26
GREAT FEELING AND NOT LOOKING BACK
My blog has taught me so much about myself. I had to fight my way back to feeling normal. It was a tough time, but hey, life is tough. We don’t know from one day to the next what’s in store for us. I’m happy that I made it through. On one of my recent runs I was laughing to myself and thinking what if I would have quit back then. I said to myself what if I hadn’t put in all that hard work, would I have been okay. Injures can teach us so much about ourself. What a great wake up call when you have a new friend (pain) that becomes part of your daily life, the one friend you could easily do without.
I set some tough goals for myself to show that anything is possible. I put a lot of pressure on myself trying to get back that awesome feeling I once had, which only added to my injuries. My fault for being ignorant. I’m more flexible now that my body’s healthy, it’s a great feeling. I’m not sure why I had to go down that road, but it has shown me never take anything for granted. It helped me get back to GOD! I still have a long road ahead I just have to remember that it’s not always easy but it can be done.
I still have problems lifting my legs while running. I feel like I’m dragging my new hip, my right shoe shows it. I’ll have to work harder on that. I feel blessed to get a second chance at being able to run, which I love to do, and to have a normal life. I still can’t run with the best of them, but I figure by spring I should be right with them. When I’m done running I always get down on one knee and say a prayer. When people I know drive by (I’m not far from the street) and they see me bent over (I’m praying) they stop and ask if I’m okay. I feel a little weird when that happens.
Friday I took a nice run, then worked out on the universal gym for ninety minutes. I was pleased with my workout!
Saturday I ran hills and steps, what a workout. I then spent one hour on the exercise bike. This is what I mean when I say I’m on the right track.
Sunday I went on the elliptical machine, then the crunch machine. After that I went to the floor and jammed on push-ups. This body was tired.
Monday I took a nice run but I was slow, not up to my standards. After finishing I did my push-ups. That night I rode the exercise bike and did a light workout.
Tuesday I had a good run. I was stiff during my run, my body wouldn’t loosen up. I threw in some speed running being careful not to pull any muscles. That evening I worked all my muscle groups, it was a nice workout.
Wednesday was good. I ran steps and hills and did a lot of different exercises at the lake. I worked out thirty minutes on the crunch machine and forty-five minutes on the exercise bike. It was a good workout.
Thursday no run. I decided to play in my gym. I rode the exercise bike, did the universal gym and went on the crunch machine. By then I had worked up a good sweat. After the crunch machine I went to floor and did push-ups, finishing with some leg lifts.
Friday I took a nice run, did the stairs, then finished on this special hill at the lake. It was a good workout. At home I worked out with my medicine ball, then went to the universal machine, working all my muscle groups. I finished with push-ups. I had a great training week!
My Lord, I thank you for helping all the sick and I thank you for giving me a second chance.