I have had my fair share of injuries through the years. After every injury, I find myself a stronger person than before. I am stronger mentally, physically, and emotionally.
After the season of my life, I was thrilled to have stayed healthy for one complete season.
However, seasons change.
After one workout, I stand confused and bewildered at not only my fitness but at my body's fragility. I have never been so fit in my life. I am running paces that I only dreamed to run one day, that day is here and I want it to lead to big things. I am also just shocked at my body's fragility. After one workout, is it really time to hang up the spikes for another 3 months? My IT band is inflamed severely, but here is the catch. It is my GOOD IT band on my GOOD leg. I am not doing the workout tomorrow (2x5x600 at 2:00) and just trying to calm it down a bit. I almost threw up the pain was so excruciating. It is the same pain I became all too familiar with for 8 months of last year resulting in surgery and another 3 month set back leading to the best season of my life.
I don't want to go through another hard time. I want to just be able to lace up when I want to lace up. I pray that this is just a result of my body adjusting to faster pace and not something semi-permanent. I'm scared. I don't want this to really be another injury, I don't know if I could really handle it.
Maybe I really was meant to be a Lance Armstrong,