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Just another hurdle...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Good Morning Everyone!

Well, just yesterday morning I found out I have a stress fracture in my hip. First, there was relief that I didn't have early arthritis (my dad just had double hip replacement). Now, there's just dissapointment that I can't continue on with my normal routine of going to the gym 5 days per week and pushing myself to what I know I can do...I LOVE making myself sweat like the big guys. I find it hilarious that I'm lifting 20 lb weights sweating like they are, but they're lifting 200 lbs. emoticon

But, I'm sidelined for at least 2 weeks. I'm going back to the office at that point to determine what we should do next... Doc is stating that the only exercise I can do is normal walking and the recumbent bike with NO resistance. I know I shouldn't be complaining, at least I will heal and get back to work at some point, albeit slowly. But, I want to continue the hard path of pushing myself until exhaustion and I just can't do that with the exercise limits!

Not to mention, that big goal of the half marathon looming in April/May. He really doesn't think it's possible without the reinjury of my hip. Sooo.....It's going to be a slow path to recovery, but he's positive I'll get to my goal with structured running and strength training in June. I thought my new body was invinsible and I just received a warning that I need to focus on the long term vs short-term goals I've set for myself.

I won't stop working, no matter my limitations. Jillian Michaels, this is for you awesome lady! I'm channeling your energy to keep me motivated and work through all my issues! I will get through this hurdle!

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    Sorry to hear about the injury Make sure you do take the time to rest and have it heal properly. Don't worry, you'll be back to fighting shape in no time. emoticon emoticon
    3436 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/6/2010 1:04:55 PM
  • LIZALEE1973
    Sorry about the injury...make sure you follow all doctor's orders so that you can be up and running when the time is right!

    Congrats on your amazing weight loss!

    3810 days ago
    You probably need the break right now; sorry about your injury...I know, even if you don't feel it right now, you will reach your goals. Your kind of derermination cannot be stifled.
    3820 days ago
    Good for you not letting this get you down. Be praying that all goes well with you and your surgery whenever the Doc. decides it's necessary.
    3820 days ago
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