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What do you mean i can't walk?!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

It's no secret that these last few days have been a bit emotional for me. Just dealing with a lot of self infliction and such. But i was not prepared for what came today...or maybe I was.

I've made it known that i've been training for this Susan G Koman 3 Day 60 Mile Breast Cancer walk that is coming up in 21 days. I've been on point about my training and my eating. It's been a HUGE goal of mine. I first did the walk back in 2009 but was so ill prepared for it that i only ended up completing a total of 30miles. NOW...the walk isn't about the people walking. It's solely about awareness. But for me, after that 2009 event, i made it a personal goal. I will complete all 60 miles.

This past weekend i walked 18.49 miles on Saturday and 15.76 miles on Sunday and ended the day on Sunday with a HUGE popped blister.

On top of that i have not been feeling well. I thought i may be coming down with a cold or the flu or something worse. I'm not messing around with only 21 days to go until the event. So i made a doctors appointment when they opened up t his morning and two hours later i was seen by the doctor.

There's good news and bad news...

The good news...i just have allergies. Well...i guess i'm finally a Texan after having lived here for 4 years.

The bad news...i had him take a look at my foot. I just wanted his advice. While he looked at it i told him about my training and about the event in 21 days...repeat...21 days.

He sat back in his chair and let out a slow, long sigh...i just sat there and held my breath...

"I'm going to prescribe some cream for faster cell regeneration. BUT you cannot do any training for 7-10 days. If you want to complete your 3 Day you will stay off it as much as you can for 7-10 days."

I released my breath...


My initial reaction was that i was going to die. What do you mean not walk for 7-10 days?! My event is in 21 days. I NEED to train. I quickly texted three friends. All people i completely trust, all people that know and care about me, and all people that i knew would understand my frustration. I thought this was it...for about 2 minutes.

Pity party is over..

My next thoughts were...ok, so no walking. BUT i can still get in cardio and ST. I can use the bikes (spinning and stationary and i can lift weights. OK...i need to sit down and put a plan of attack together that will keep my legs and heart strong until i can walk again.

It's now a few hours later and i've had this huge revelation...

back in the day i would have cried and given up. BUT this time i just said i need o change my course a bit so that i can still get to where i need to go.

It's funny how life changes you.

Just a few days ago i was so emotionally beaten up and yet today i see clearly just how strong i've become.

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    I have to say that of all the changes that I have experienced over this journey realizing that my mindset has changed for the better is always the most rewarding.

    2014 days ago
    2014 days ago
    The truth is that you could probably do the 60 miles without any additional training. You've been working really hard! So let that blister heal!!!
    2015 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    That looks painful! I hope it gets better in time for the walk. But I think staying off of it means staying off of it. Not doing anything. Did you ask your doctor if you could do the alternative exercises? emoticon I just don't want you to make it worst.
    2015 days ago
    Amazing how we expect to be able to do this weight loss journey while at the same time, in the back of our minds, we expect to not have any obstacles. Even if you don't get to do the 60 mile walk, please don't beat yourself up. You have made amazing leaps forward in your health. There will be obstacles. You are doing the hard thing by continuing to tackle them. Doing nothing is easy and that's why a lot of people do it. I don't even know you, but I am proud of you. Right now, enjoy being off your feet. Then enjoy getting out there when you can do it again. emoticon
    2015 days ago
    It is so tough for me when things don't go as planned so I completely understand how you feel! WTG for making a backup plan AND listening to the doc. That is so hard because you know he is right but at the same time really don't want to do what he says! haha You will be back at it in no time Miss Vicky! :D emoticon emoticon
    2015 days ago
  • no profile photo JAE_HENNINGTON1
    looks so painful
    2015 days ago
  • ANDI1984
    Great job for making a backup plan instead of giving up! It can be a hard thing to do and that definitely IS a great way to measure how far you've come. Sorry about the giant blister. I'm sure after your healing period you will be ready to go and will make all 60 miles!

    2015 days ago
    That does not look good.

    Make sure to take care of yourself and follow the doctor's orders so it will heal properly and in time for your walk. emoticon

    2015 days ago
  • no profile photo EG8383
    ouch that looks painful! You're a trooper for coming up with a back up plan so quickly to still keep you up to speed to continue on this goal to complete the 3 day walk. I think you're going to be just fine! Listen to that foot, baby it, use the medicine, and keep pushing!
    2015 days ago
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