Hurdles. Not like the fun kind of hurdles… the kind you jump over. But the kind that you overcome… life hurdles.
I have some big goals for 2017 – to run 1,600 miles for the year, 1-2 full marathons, 2-4 half marathons, eat clean, plank more, buy ALL the running shoes… the works.
In one day – Thursday, January 12th – I will be having a tonsillectomy (my tonsils removed).
Again, nothing major. But it is surgery. Kids recover from this surgery in days! Adults, on the other hand, take a few weeks.
I know a few weeks isn’t much, and I’ve been telling myself things like, my body probably needs the break and I’ll come back stronger. But, even still, especially now while everyone is all revved up to chase after their goals and work hard at the start of a new year, it’s a bit of a bummer.
All in all, I am happy! I’m happy I’m getting it done (I’ve needed this procedure for a long time), and know I will feel better afterwards… well… 2-3 weeks afterwards. I will be running again in no time and it’s a fool-proof surgery. Recovery time seems like a long time now, but I’ll come back even more determined to rack up the miles and crush my goals!
Anyway, I thought I’d share in case it seems like I’m on a bit of a hiatus. Though, in reality, all I will probably have energy for will be phone scrolling (social media) while recovering, so I won’t be far! And 2-3 weeks off of running could be worse. Way worse.
My point in sharing this is to not only share my personal story and current life hurdle, but remind you that “hurdles” are a part of life.
Sometimes things don’t always go as planned, but it will work out in the end. Just do what you can. Try your hardest. Be true to yourself. That’s all we can do. You will make it over that hurdle. Whether it takes a day, or 18 years. Each step is progress and worth celebrating.
Thank you all for your continuous support and I will see you and be back to pounding pavement VERY SOON!