⚠️ LONG BUT WORTH IT POST, I PROMISE ⚠️ ✨ This is the face of a girl who for the first time, in a bit of a long time, doesn’t feel defeated.
✨ Three weeks ago I thought I was getting knee surgery. I had been having some issues for months but hadn’t gone to the doctor until I was having INSANE pain. After an urgent care visit and referral visit, I finally got an MRI done. I was stressed for about a week thinking I wouldn’t be the same athlete that I’ve always been due to a meniscus tear. When I finally found out that wasn’t the case, I felt extreme relief! I finally felt like I could really begin working on my #FitnessJourney
for 2019. ✨ I was cleared on February 6th and today, February 19th, I decided to test myself. My plan was just to run/walk a couple of minutes on and off and work my way back to something as basic as 1 mile. My first day back, I decided to take it easy and stay at 5mph which, for me, is a steady jog. First, I got to 2 minutes and thought I could go a little longer. Next, I got to 5 minutes and said “you can go a little longer”. Then, I got to 10 minutes and decided, “you can go a little further”. Just like that, I hit 1 mile - with gas left in the tank to keep going 😜 The feeling I felt was indescribable. So much so that I had to step back and compose myself because I couldn’t believe the stark difference in how I felt three weeks ago and how I feel now. ✨ This is a small accomplishment and I know that. But for me, this was huge. Never mind the injury, I haven’t run in 4 months!! Between not being conditioned and being injured, This was something I didn’t know I would be able to be doing at this moment. Honestly, I’m just so proud of myself.
✨ I realize this is a long post and I’m sorry about that. But if you’ve made it this far, Congratulations!! I did something today that three weeks ago, I didn’t think I’d be doing for a long time, and I’m freaking HAPPY! I’ve got a lot of goals to achieve in 2019 and I’m feeling more motivated than ever to keep going. Thanks for listening, & Happy Tuesday ♥️