I had it all planned out.
Train for and run a the full marathon at San Antonio. Paid my money, started training. Then.. I popped a rib out of place while i was on a training run. I was on the verge of running longer than i ever had run before and BOOM. The injury put me out of any training for a month. I was flat on my back .. Literally. I thought I would still walk the half. I could at least do that. But as it came closer and closer I was not even ready to do that. Then.. my Dad had a stroke a few weeks ago, this week.. my littlest got a stomach virus.. leaving me exhausted. (both dad and son are doing really good now)
I am here asking for advice and tips. How do you come back after being so very disappointed. After planning, paying, and then not being able to participate has left me like a deflated balloon.
Today I did my first of a 10 day jump start plan (which you can read about on my fitness blog).. but .. I would love to hear what you ladies have done in the past to come back.. to not quit.. to not give up.
I cant go back to the unfit person i use to be. I just cant. I would love to train for something in the spring.. but how far? how much is too much.. how slow should the recovery-strengthening process be? New territory for me here and its frustrating.
thanks for your help. All your posts keep the spark going inside that I too .. someday.. will be posting that I finished strong too.