Running Hurdles

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.


So, what is my hurdle? Nothing major. But enough to make me feel like I’m not quite starting 2017 off with a “bang.”

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!

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11 thoughts on “Running Hurdles

    • jennaruns says:

      Oh wow! Well thank you. Yes, I am sure it will go by fast… I think the anticipation of the surgery has lasted longer than the recovery will! Thanks and I am glad you’re healed now! Achilles problems are never good, so I hope it’s all squared away!

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  1. Joey says:

    Thank God Dr Joey checked.If you regular Doc is a no show I could do the surgery myself.Ok, so my PhD is in Criminal Justice – Minor insignificant details:). Perhaps your more open to Dr Doolittle conducting the procedure :).Ok no more jokes before your army of 3000 plus followers leave me in need of medical attention! I ‘m sure if I were not recovering from back surgery I could out run 2999 of them LOL.ONLY KIDDING – Realistically, I’m sure the I can only out run 2998 :).Then I wonder why peeps on Twitter hated me! No running for three weeks – Cry me a river! Not the one the Blond was unable to cross from one of our prior correspondences LOL.Now back to you! I do know that the removal of tonsils requires more recovery time as an adult. However, I have no doubt that you will be back better then ever. So just curious,do they allow you to stay in the adult section of the hospital 🙂 ( Last joke). Enjoy the 3 weeks to heal the body and catch up on some of the things we neglect when running. You know I’m unable of letting your tonsil issue pass without a few immature jokes.However, you know it’s all good natured.Get well-AND REST!!! BTW If I wore the scarf it would seem like I’m trying to hard to fit in :).
    Have a speedy recover!
    Joey

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    • jennaruns says:

      Lol thanks Joey! Haha they did let me stay in the adult section (that I can remember lol) but all of my medicine is strawberry and cherry flavored! 🙂 Thanks for checking in! Hope you’re doing well!

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  2. htt573 says:

    I seldom do typo checks on social media so sorry. I hope it’s organic strawberries & cherries! They do make the list of the dirty dozen:).I’m doing ok on the recovery.Buying biking equipment to keep me motivated.Coming to grips with never running again is very difficult.I have been living vicariously through my GF.She is enjoying the post marathon racing surge. did get my transfer to training which is GREAT! PT is still fun, and LSAT scores will be out in February.I still feel like Forest Gump in terms of what I accomplish LOL.
    Ok Ms Jenna talk soon. Easy on the pain meds- you seem to nice LOL.

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    • jennaruns says:

      Lol yeah all the docs said I’m on the “good stuff” well I’m glad you’re getting some bike gear, just wait… you will end up loving it. Glad your gf is getting to do all the running for both of you 🙂 I’m sure you did great on the LSATs!

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