Injured

As I am lying here doing my physical therapy at home, I look up and see posters that remind me of my running accomplishments: A poster my friend Sarah made me, to cheer me on at mile 5, of a half marathon last November.

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And a cloth tapestry my sister made for me when I completed my very first marathon. She surprised me, all the way from northern Nevada at the race finish in San Diego.

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Not to mention the numerous metals hanging on the wall; mostly just finishers medals but some were for placements.

I see these works of art every day, but for some reason today they “spoke” to me. They simply said, you will run pain-free again. Your running days aren’t over.

It also reminded me of where I was 3 years ago, and 5 years ago; with injuries that prevented me from running. I got through those times and I became a stronger runner. I can only look at the past and see where it brought me and assume this path will be the same. It may take longer, but I will get there. Until then I will have to be happy riding my bike and finding other ways to stay in shape, burn calories and sweat!! This too shall pass.

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2 Responses to Injured

  1. Sarah B. says:

    Haha! Glad to see that poster is still hanging around and that it’s a source of motivation. Know that you are a source of motivation for others! You are amazing! Go Corine! Run Run Run!