These 8 little words resonated with me last Fall, as I struggled to heal a running injury to my achilles tendon. For the last 15 years running has been my fitness and sanity go-to. I traded in the structure of gym memberships and aerobics classes for the schedule-free, instructor-free world of running and the endorphin-hit has kept me coming back for more. Through the dark, cold mornings of winter to the heavy, humid days of summer, I have been a (slow &) steady, running machine. Until this Fall, when I hurt my leg.
The injury was an overly stretched achilles tendon. This was very inconvenient as it threatened to interrupt my well-planned training schedule. A schedule that was preparing me to run a 10 km race. My first instinct was denial. I could feel the beginning of a tinge in the tendon…but chose to ignore it, stuck to my schedule, pushed through, got my long run in for that week and then rested. (Type A personalities: does this sound familiar?)
Oh, now I get it!
Have you ever found yourself having one of those Oh-now-I-get-it-moments? They just seem to kind of happen, and then you realize, “oh…so this is what all the fuss was about, I get it now.” It’s like you finally tap into this deep wisdom that’s been lurking under your nose all along, but that you’ve just been unable to see. It’s a combination of the obvious with a dash of Oprah-level “aha”. In this blog, I will be sharing some of my experiences with these kinds of moments as they show up in my life on a pretty regular basis! Enjoy!