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.
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!