Mmmmmm, I love Fridays!
I am finishing my degree via distance, so have about 30-40 hours of homework each week. I made the financially difficult mentally easy decision to only work four days a week because of this. So, I get to spend all day writing a paper on teen pregnancy. I LOVE Fridays!!
So, my day will consist of paper writing, a workout, lots of cleaning, and lots and lots of coffee. Minus the paper, this is a small piece of heaven for me right now. I also need an oil change, but my man does that for me since when I take it in, I get taken advantage of. Last time I took it in myself, I spent $130!! They told me essentially that my car would blow up if I left without fixing these things. Chris informed me after that every single thing was entirely unnecessary and way over priced. Not cool.
Anyways, enough about my pain in the butt car (did I tell you I have had to replace both my windshield and get new tires this month!). I am looking forward to my workout today. I am training for my first 5k, and pair it with Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I have been feeling amazing! For most of you (at least those of you who’s blogs I read!), a 5k is a piece of cake. Well here is why it is a huge deal for me.
I have been active my entire life, my whole family is active and I am extremely grateful for this. I danced very competitively from a young age, and it was my passion. It was the reason I was alive!
When I was 17, I busted my hip. I don’t use the word broke, but I fell with my leg extended jamming my hip in a way that words can’t explain and no pain face can express how much it hurt.
Needless to say, I haven’t been able to dance since then. Not competitively at least. I have dabbled here and there, but can’t commit to anything due to the intense pain that comes on strong….when it decides to. The pain is not consistent, so I can’t really commit to anything. Sometimes I can go for a 2 hour hike and I am fine, other times I can’t walk to the mail box without being paralyzed by pain. Due to this, running has always been out of the question.
It’s always been my dream to run a race. Even just something small. This dream may be in place simply because I thought I could never do it, but it’s there. So, I figured this is the year to accomplish it. So I problem solved.
I am determined to run a 5k. It will happen. I have been training very slowly. I have been doing my training by just running to one end of my street, and turning around, and continuing this cycle until I am done my plan for the day. This way, if I get hurt, I’m not too far from home. I’ll work from here.
Have you ever accomplished something you never thought would be possible? Have you had to deal with a horrendous injury for what seems like way too long? How do you celebrate Friday?