Unknown pain in the bottom right lateral side of my foot. Begone. Thou (literally) art my spur. Plantar fasciitis, are thou? Hopefully not a stress fracture? Perhaps more benign.
Wed 1/6/10: 40 min jog in the morning, 40 min stepmill in the afternoon.
Thurs: worked alll day, on my feet for over 12 hours. Feet were extremely tight and sore.
Friday: tried to jog/do cardio. hurt. hurt to walk.
Saturday: tried to do cardio. hurt to walk. iced.
Sunday: did not attempt to go to the gym, though my mind screamed. tried to stay off my feet. iced.
Monday: did not attempt to go to the gym, though my mind screamed. tried to stay off my feet. iced.
Tuesday: will not attempt to go to the gym Will be on my feet all day tomorrow working.
Injury checklist: Right foot, left shoulder, right knee.
I want to feel bitter, angry, frustrated, disappointed, defeated, and give up, stop caring, stop working out, stop trying. I feel my mind scanning, searching for answers, the meaning behind these challenges. I just want to MOVE, to be a kinetic frenetic bubbling, flame-ripping, torrent through the gym, through wood-chipped trails, across grassy fields, hopping and skipping and striding from landscape to landscape. But my foot hurts. Not to mention the other things.
No. I get stronger from each challenge. My mind grows more resolute every time I test it with resistance. I learn to control myself more, be at peace with myself even when scenes crumble around me. I control the meanings I attach to things. Will I let this tear me down? Will I just collapse and fall in an ocean of tears? Or will I reinforce the quality that I am a positive person, and still be postitive? I will. I will learn what the universe is offering me. This is an opportunity to grow. I will demonstrate my expertise and challenge my CREATIVITY by working around my injuries!
These are some of my all-time favorite quotes that I would love to share, that are helping me:
It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up. ~Vince Lombardi
My life tomorrow will be the result of my attitudes and the choices I make today. ~Anonymous
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. ~Anonymous
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. ~Mahatma Gandhi
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success ~Napoleon Hill
Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. ~Napoleon Hill
A positive mental attitude is an irresistible force that knows no such thing as an immovable body ~Napoleon Hill
I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself. ~Pietro Aretino
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. ~Lao-tzu