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Changing gears

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

God, grant me the serenity, to accept the things I cannot change, to change the things that I can and the wisdom to know the difference!

Love this prayer and it is so applicable in many situations. For me, right now, at this part of my journey, it boils down to this: I cannot change that I cannot play soccer until later in the year, I can work on my running, and the wisdom to know the difference...well, I am working on that one!

I see the doctor at the end of the month. What I know today, I have been cleared to swim, getting on the bike at PT was standard procedure, I am now allowed to run. seems that a spring triathalon would be feasible, right??? Well, I am not gonna hold my breath on this one. My doctor is uber conservative, so I am not sure he will okay this. So...I will browse some local events and get my hopes up and hope for hopes sake that he gives me the green light???

And don't worry! I am a good patient! I do what I am told, even if I don't like it. I guess maybe that's where the 'wisdom to know the difference' comes in??

And if anyone else want's to play, let me know!
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    I think a sprint would be great... and I am keeping my fingers crossed your MD gives you the go ahead. The sprint distance is so good and will keep you cross training. Perfect for soccer later this year. You are on your way! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2842 days ago
    You are too much. A tri? What makes you think you'll be cleared for a tri when you won't be cleared for soccer? But I'm not a physician, so you may have the luxury of an "I told you so" moment.

    I love your enthusiasm. Can you ship some my way?
    2842 days ago
    You are amazing! Back to running less than a week and looking for a tri! I agree, you doctor won't allow it but you should be proud of the change that has made you want to do it.
    2843 days ago
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    Do you sometimes look in the mirror and wonder how you became the woman who *hopes* to get the green light to do a tri?

    You've been so good to yourself and so patient through this whole trial. I can't even imagine how difficult it's been. But you're getting there one step at a time, and you'll be all the stronger for having done it the right way. There are plenty of tris in your future. Here's hoping they come as soon as you would like!
    2843 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    Best of luck. I am not at triathlon level yet!
    2843 days ago
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    I am the same way:) You will get there, just gotta be patient!
    2843 days ago
    Take care of yourself and get better! It is no fun being sidelined, but it is less fun getting reinjured and slowing the healing process.

    Maybe you will be ready for a summer triathlon? Good luck!
    2843 days ago
    I believe you have the serenity, the power and the wisdom to do all three! Your patience throughout your healing period is a proof of that. You were definitely a patient patient!! And I think that it's really great that you want to be more active and that you're already imagining yourself doing it. I really hope your healing process speeds up and you get your doctor's green light for the things you want to try.
    Good luck!
    2843 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    emoticon The Serenity Prayer is a favorite of mine and it doesn't hurt to be reminded of it often.
    2843 days ago
    I love it too! Good luck w/ your medical issues and meeting your goals.
    2843 days ago
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