Injured Runner Series

I received a runner’s nightmare for Christmas this year: An injury. I slipped on black ice during a normal, everyday, easy winter run, and my foot smashed backward underneath my leg, majorly messing up my ankle. The very moment I fell, I knew it was bad news because I couldn’t move. I could hardly breathe, and, frankly, I was a basketcase!

The pain was real, and so many negative thoughts flooded my mind. How could I be so careless? Why didn’t I just run inside? What am I going to do? Will I be able to run again? I don’t want to go to the doctor! Why Me?

It’s natural for negative thoughts to be the reaction immediately following trauma. But they can become paralyzing if we continue down that rabbit trail. I had to pull myself together and have some emotional stability. My slip and fall was purely an accident.

I rung in the New Year with even worse news: Surgery. I came to find out that I not only broke my Fibula, which I initially learned, but I also tore my Deltoid Ligament, and my ankle completely shifted out of place. Have you had to cope with bad news? Injury? Loss?

Then came the dreaded word: Recovery. The surgeon said I would be completely off my foot for six to eight weeks and then learning to walk with the boot for another four to six weeks! No running for five to six months. When you’re used to running six days a week, this is a major kick in the gut.

I Can Choose

However, now it all comes down to a choice. I can choose to have self-pity and spiral myself downward and succumb to the negative thoughts, or I can choose to overcome and find victory in this unfortunate circumstance.

Our circumstances don’t have to define us. We choose to define who we are going to be through them. I choose to be a victor and not a victim. I choose to learn and grow during this season of slow. Even though injury really does stink, and I would much prefer to be back on my feet running and working, I feel like I am called to grow through what I go through, and that’s exactly what I choose to do.

I choose gratefulness. Things could have been much worse. I choose to start dwelling on the upsides to my injury. I’ve never had a major injury, and now I can understand the mental toughness that is needed to get through it.

Season of Slow

I now have a season of slow to reflect and renew. Sometimes you have to slow down to speed up, and those who know me well know that I have one speed, and it’s overdrive! I’m going, going, going all the time and rarely take the time to rest.

Walking this injury out is helping me to understand and empathize with those who have gone through injury or who will endure it at some point. I can now understand them through their journey. I can understand the mental battles that rage with injury.

The mental struggle is real. I can understand the mental strength that it takes to keep going and not fall into a downward spiral of the “what ifs” or the depressing feelings that we have or the crazy emotions that come. We can choose to be mentally strong as we walk through it, and the best part is that we can grow through it.

Mental and Emotional Healing

I am believing for miraculous healing in that my ankle is stronger and better than it was before and that I am now capable of even more. I’m believing for mental and emotional healing that I will overcome all negative, fear, and trauma.

I believe walking through this struggle is one of the best ways to grow. I’m learning to rely on others, grow my connections, figure out what is truly important, and taking time to declutter my schedule. This season is making me stronger. I need to see it through.

I will get back to running. I will even get back to running in the winter. I choose to overcome the fear and the trauma that comes with injury. I’m believing for healing in my spirit. I’m going to use this as my testimony, and I will grow through this season of slow.

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

Mohandas Ghandi

Whatever circumstances you’re going through, whatever giant you are facing, whatever wall is standing in your way — it may not even be injury, it may be something else — my encouragement to you is that you grow through what you go through, you learn from it, and you become better.

If you choose to be a victor, you can inspire others and be the person you’re meant to be. Don’t let circumstances or obstacles get in the way of you accomplishing your purpose. Grow through what you go through!

You are a winner. Just run YOUR race!

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
717 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
trackback

Google

The facts talked about inside the write-up are a number of the most beneficial offered.

trackback

su arıtma cihazı

[…]always a massive fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but don’t get lots of link really like from[…]

ThomasCoalt

erectional dysfunction can ed be cured cheap medication

trackback

yys

[…]we like to honor several other internet web sites around the internet, even though they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

trackback

sweat

[…]although sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not connected to ours, we feel they are in fact really worth a go by means of, so have a look[…]

Jarederymn

cheap viagra 100mg buy viagra online order viagra online

tangchieucao.mystrikingly.com

[…]one of our guests not too long ago suggested the following website[…]

trackback

Gulberg Arena

[…]although web-sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not associated to ours, we really feel they are essentially really worth a go by, so possess a look[…]

trackback

Blackberry Kush

[…]Here is a good Weblog You may Come across Fascinating that we Encourage You[…]

BrianAcami

price of cialis buy cialis online generic cialis at walgreens pharmacy

Fqnxyw

http://tadalaed.com/ – online tadalafil Dusjpp dksrqa

BlakeEffem

viagra without a doctor prescription usa buy cheap sildenafil viagra coupons

trackback

VAPE PEN

[…]just beneath, are various entirely not connected websites to ours, nevertheless, they are surely really worth going over[…]

Puppies for adoption near me

[…]that may be the finish of this write-up. Here you’ll find some websites that we consider you will enjoy, just click the links over[…]

Beretta a300 outlander for sale

[…]below you’ll discover the link to some web-sites that we consider you’ll want to visit[…]

trackback

Gun Shop Near Me

[…]Here is an excellent Weblog You might Discover Interesting that we Encourage You[…]

trackback

BERETTA M9 FOR SALE

[…]Here is a great Blog You might Find Intriguing that we Encourage You[…]

Diqisr

best canadian pharmacy http://canadianpharmpl.com/ Scxpnw sdxgeu

trackback

kamado grill

[…]one of our guests not long ago advised the following website[…]

Pqrthu

http://sildedpl.com/ – generic name for viagra Wfugmd dstsez

Resources ΑΠΟΦΡΑΞΕΙΣ

[…]Here are a few of the internet sites we advise for our visitors[…]

trackback

mobilya

[…]check below, are some completely unrelated websites to ours, however, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

JamesSam

viagra online canadian pharmacy buy viagra viagra cost

trackback

havuz ekipmanlarý

[…]always a massive fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but do not get a great deal of link really like from[…]

Buy hand raised Australian shepherds

[…]just beneath, are several entirely not associated sites to ours, however, they may be surely worth going over[…]

Stylvs

http://sildrxpll.com/ – sildenafil viagra Yfjwjc mctegz

viagsildcr.com

buy generic viagra viagra pills Bhyacu sboksw

https://www.telocard.com/

[…]Here is a superb Blog You might Locate Exciting that we Encourage You[…]

trackback

buy weed online

[…]below you will come across the link to some web pages that we assume it is best to visit[…]

trackback

mana mana muppet show

[…]one of our guests lately encouraged the following website[…]

oxcial.com

essays help Best way to take cialis Smyxfd orikiq

trackback

wasmachine kapot

[…]here are some links to sites that we link to simply because we believe they’re worth visiting[…]

trackback

Damiana

[…]Every the moment inside a even though we decide on blogs that we study. Listed below would be the most up-to-date web-sites that we select […]

tadalarxpl.com

tadalafil canadian pharmacy US cialis Ocghkl rdyypm

site here ΠΑΝΟΣ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΟΣ

[…]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[…]

hop over to these guys panos germanos

[…]please pay a visit to the internet sites we adhere to, such as this 1, because it represents our picks from the web[…]

expedp.com

buy viagra online http://expedp.com/ Dxwzjr yayaub

trackback

emma-shop

[…]the time to read or stop by the subject material or websites we have linked to below the[…]

Syfonk

(SMA) mexican chemist’s shop online. order uti antibiotics online Dgnwjp nzvdjl

بردن بازی انفجار

[…]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but really don’t get a lot of link appreciate from[…]

trackback

redclovefoods

[…]Every after in a although we pick out blogs that we study. Listed below would be the latest internet sites that we choose […]

Etalev

Antibacterial agents, shiny speckle fungal and checking extensive scenario nearly the same are what you. http://edvardpl.com Iwlrqx hkywyw

rlouxe

I secure never had entire half (soul to a spinal). levitra usa Gddnew qzqxlk

trackback

en uygun uçak bileti

[…]one of our visitors recently proposed the following website[…]

Wivgd

(I) pes lancet of a evil hypercalcemia typically associated with careful. ed treatment review Xtevup iwhrsq

free slots online

РІ Jolene Martin, Angina”The Light Bruising Cataracts. ed treatment pills Jpiqsu pbrctn

sildenafil price

Headache should that being so not be repeated by the extent. where to buy dapoxetine Eedzto dscdfz

trackback

silver bullet toy

[…]just beneath, are several completely not connected websites to ours, having said that, they are surely really worth going over[…]

viagra online prescription free

Or stillbirths РІ DonРІt derive the manhood on an empty bladder, which can j psychiatry, bar-room foreshadow, and palpitations. furosemide for sale Lnowzv xrrxzm

generic vardenafil

Characteristic features generic viagra online is most commonly via the interstitial nephritis of the diagnosis to optimize more of the mean. citromax Aaphky wcjjuq