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Running Hurdles


About ten weeks to go until the big run and the dilemma that now stands in front of me is whether or not I will be able to run. I had a surgery to fix a minor problem, and came out with a blood clot and nerve damage to my left leg. Great. I have a difficult time accepting this, I seem to think that day after day it will just go away, but as it turns out, it stays there. It stays the same, unchanging and making my active lifestyle difficult. Maybe this will make me all the more determined to run the 21.1 km…or maybe I will have to wait it out until I can actually put the weight back on my leg. I will try the first option and start the cycle of training all over again…as a newbie runner, running for the first time. I was anticipating great muscle memory and after three weeks to get back on the horse and go for the gusto all over again and be in the greatest physical shape of my life. Seems I overlooked statistics and the reality that things don’t always go as planned. So, I have decided that I will try to get myself into the greatest mental and emotional shape of my life with positive thinking, determination and a little more than 10% of my brain. Maybe I can tap into some unknown mental dimension and will myself into physical wealth again. I’d like to think so.

Cheers to re-training and make it a double for the hurdles!

First Scheduled Re-Train: a 2 km walk Sunday, August 7th.

Gear: Water. Heating Pad. Tiger Balm. Ibuprofen. I Pod. Great mental state.

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About markella

I am a freelance writer with a creative flare for life. I see inspiration in all that I encounter and have a thirst for knowledge, life, running, cooking, being outdoors, my incredible family and of course taking pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. I spend much of my time as a student in life, learning from kids and all the wonder that surrounds us. I believe in always asking questions, even when nobody else will. l love the bountiful Okanagan Valley, where I call home and anticipate each season, as creativity and inspiration take their form all over the place here. I love the clinche saying, "You've made your bed, now lie in it." I believe we create our paths and determine our futures. Maya Angelou puts it simple and exact, " Be present in all things and thankful for all things."

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