The good, the bad, & the ugly

Well the good is that I don’t have a stress fracture or shin splints but the bad is that no one can tell me why my leg hurts. Stretching and exercising has helped some but it still hurts. There is also no soft tissue damage which is good but it is really frustrating to be in pain and the doctors can’t tell you what’s wrong. I can start back on normal exercising again and re-start my running program. Which leads to the ugly I started last night on week 3 as the at home group is repeating it and it was not the best choice I’ve made. I ending up running most of the 1st run but the 2nd one (3 mins) was vicious. I was having to do it in spurts and in the end I decided to end the workout. At first I was upset because I felt like a failure but then I reminded myself that I hadn’t worked out (other than water aerobics) since last week and I was breaking in new running shoes. So I decided to give myself a little break and ended up walking for about 30 mins after I ended the C25K workout out. I am going to start today doing the Week 1 workout, then tomorrow and Sunday I will do Week 2, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday I will do Week 3, and start Week 4 on Thursday so that I end my last workout with my group. I feel like I’ve gone back to square one but I refuse to sink I will keep going and I will succeed through Christ who gives me strength!

I have only been able to make one of my team meetings so far but I am committed to completing this program and becoming a healthier happier me. I miss the team aspect but I am thankful for all of my family and church family for being supportive. I have started meeting with a few ladies at church and we are going to start the Daniel Plan lifestyle change and I love that I’ll have people to be accountable to. I can’t wait to meet with my group next week please pray that I can stay on my training schedule and that I can resist all of the sweets my co-workers insist on bringing in.

Praying everyone stays healthy and has a great weekend! (P.S. I have been taking tons of vitamin C and zinc to ward off all the germs and so far so good!)

 

Categories: Cayla Valdez

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  1. You said you ended the workout but you didn’t you KEPT WALKING – Good for you! So sorry to hear about your pain – glad it wasn’t a fracture or worse but understand your frustration of not knowing. You are in my prayers and continue to check in with yourself what you need! Sounds like you are doing wonderful! Keep up the great work making lifestyle changes that help you reach your healthiest version 🙂

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