Under Tall Hardwood Forests We Find Strength
Thoughts on Wednesday Night
As I run thru the forest I comment that I am not my injury anymore, and I explain to Olivia who is running with me what meaning I put behind those words.
I used to be all about my wounds. But after loosing 45+ pounds and becoming a runner I am not about my injury. That victim-sense has lifted. Small successes have built upon each other and my foundation feels strong.
Yet, in the same thought I can admit that my arm/neck/shoulder have a disability that challenges my activities. I can accept those limitations and realize that for nearly 7 years I’ve coped, changed, and adapted. I can learn modalities and address the pain and discomfort. And you know what, I can still get upset at a migraine or spasm without it crushing me.
And I did, let that injury crush me. I was afraid. The physical pain coming so soon after a divorce, the worst emotional pain of my life was too much and it brought me to ruin.
But I am finding myself in the midst of challenge(s) and being in a safe relationship allows me to rediscover.
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Posted on October 8, 2009, in A Runner's World, Abundance, Fitness and Weight Loss, Verge, Woods and Water and tagged A Runner's World, Abundance, Finding Strength, Hardwood Forest, Healing, High Contrast Photos. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.