Outdoor Running Adventures

Running in northern BC with my dog Kobi

Road to Recovery


Super heroes

Just a funny photo from a fun run a while ago. Me and Superman (and Robin)

What’s that saying again?  When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, something like that.

I’m trying to remain optimistic in light of my body working against me.  To start off the new year I developed extensor tendonitis in my foot (no running), then I was plagued with two migraines in two weeks (real ones too, I’ve been cursed with those since I was 12 but they still catch me off guard and knock me off my feet for a good day) and then earlier in the week I had some serious neck/upper back muscle spasm thing going on (no swimming no weights no yoga).  The icing on the cake was all the warm weather we had that turned my ski trails into pure ice (no skiing).

Rather than looking at this in a negative light and feeling sorry for myself, although I do like a good pity party complete with pomegranate martinis, I’ve decided that there must be a reason.  Either A) it’s my body’s way of dealing with issues all at once to get them out of the way so I can really hit the ground running.  Or B) it’s the universe telling me I need a little break as 2013 was a good and busy year and I need some rest.  I’m sure it is likely the universe as it’s always sending me messages and conspiring for my greater good because the world and universe do revolve around me and what’s best just for me – ha – not likely!

Regardless, I like to reflect on such things (while walking the dog) and I’ve realized that I do occasionally need to be reminded of how grateful I should be when I have my health and can run my guts out or at least completely tire Kobi out (more so the latter).

I have also been reading about how a few other bloggers I follow (Prairie Princess Runners and Motivation) have been dealing with injuries so it isn’t something unique just to me.  That helps put things into perspective and probably suggests that it isn’t really ‘B’, the universe having an intervention for just my sake.  But more like, stuff happens and it’s never a good time, but you have to deal with it and that’s life.  Also, never take anything for granted.

Onwards and upwards!

Author: Angie

I live in northern British Columbia, Canada. I found my dog Kobi in 2011 when she was only 5 weeks old and we've been having running adventures ever since.

20 thoughts on “Road to Recovery

  1. At least it’s winter. Feel better.

  2. Hope you’re on the mend soon and we will both be up and running soon.

  3. Thanks for the link up Angie! Here’s hoping we are both back to running asap! I know I’m getting rather impatient!

  4. Oh no! I am sure Kobi is distraught not being on routine. Get well (injury free) soon.

    • She is a bit more hyper than usual. I am planning more play-date walks for her so she can burn off a bit more energy while playing with friends. The things I do for her!

  5. Batman is not invincible? What the hell?!?! 🙂

  6. Think of it as a vacation from life. Get well soon!

  7. Haha, thanks for finally sharing the photo! Hope you get to feeling better! I have also joined the injured as I took a nasty spill on my last run and now my knee looks like a grapefruit. Booo!

  8. Reading your description, I also thought that it sounds an aweful lot like your body needing a break. So if it’s refusing to work with you, can you work with it instead? 😉 I think the winter is a perfect time to slow down a little and recover fully for whatever adventures 2014 will hold for you. Having said that, I really hope that you feel better soon, it sounds like you’ve been having a rotten time lately…!

    • I think I did need a break. I’ve found that when I don’t listen to the little signs I’m being sent, my body sends bigger and louder signs, like now. I’m sure I’ll be back to normal soon.

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