Monday Mayhem

Last week was no joke. A serious whirlwind. My kids were all over the map, especially Mr. O. who is just having a rough time lately. I don’t know what it is but he is not in a happy place lately. He goes from happy to rage-baby in the blink of an eye and there is no warning or calming that little man once he’s decided to protest. There’s gotta be something going on inside because he’s usually much happier. Last night, we couldn’t get him to bed or to sleep. Poor little guy had something bugging and we couldn’t figure it out. I used to think it was tough having an early talker (Fit Boy was talking sense around 16 months and hasn’t stopped since) but as my newly minted 18 month old is proving, no language is even tougher because he babbles and I just stare blankly at him. Either way, we’re hoping for a better week this week.

Injury update: still injured. I’m supposed to do a mini-running trial at physiotherapy later today to see how it feels. Not sure if it’ll happen because my leg is sore today. It could be leftovers from having the muscle stripped on Friday evening. I have bruises from it! I also took a bit of an awkward fall when Fit Boy decided to flying squirrel himself off the couch at me knocking me over and smashing my nose. Awesome. If I ever post about joining some random sport or activity that involves stellar reaction responses, please remind me of this because I have the worst reaction response possible.

Icing it down after a good (painful) muscle stripping.
Icing it down after a good (painful) muscle stripping.

I’m also starting to feel blue about my injury. I had to miss my Mud Run on Saturday that I’ve been looking forward to for weeks and as fall is approaching, I’m now faced with some racing decisions that I don’t want to make. I made the mistake of looking at my training plan to see where I should be and knowing I’m no where near that now makes me sad. I know I’m doing the right thing by resting, not running and not pushing myself further into injury but man…it’s tough.

*sad panda*
*sad panda*

How do you get through the mental battle of injuries when you’re forced to miss events that you’ve been looking forward to? Is there a magic pill?

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

6 Responses to Monday Mayhem

  1. I just finished this mental battle of injuries and after two (paid for) half marathons that I had to ditch I have decided no more races until I’m SURE I can train for and run them. It’s been hard, and frustrating, and I can’t wear my flats or flip flops or nice heels (which means no summer dresses) but I’m finally starting to feel better and stronger and THAT is worth it.

    Hang in there, you will feel better soon I know it!

    • Thanks! I’m not signing up for anything else until I’m running pain-free again. Given how long a training cycle is, I want to be sure I can go through it. I’m so glad that you’re feeling better. The road to recovery always seems so long when we’re on it!!

  2. For me & I know this does not make it better is that I want to be back as soon as possible so I do what it takes to get well & heal… I do always push the doc to tell what I can do without probs to the injury. :) HUGS!

    • It’s a tough battle because we get injured doing something that we truly enjoy and love doing. It would be different if I hated running. I’d be so happy to not be able to lol!

  3. Sad panda is no good, but I definitely see where your coming from. It must be frustrating but remember that trying times like this are a blessing in disguise (sometimes hard to believe I know). Keep us updated on your progress :)

    • Thanks! I’ve actually got the go-ahead to start running again but I still have a long way to go. I’m doing my best to enjoy the space I’m in and keep reminding myself that I’ll be back soon enough.

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