having trouble getting back into after broken ankle

having trouble getting back into after broken ankle

Post by Berni » Tue, 23 Mar 1999 04:00:00

The choice is yours. You can quit running tomorrow. Billions of people
on the planet will never know you quit or care.
YOU will!!!
Many of us have fought back from injuries and our running was a humbling
experience. Embrace that too!! It's all ok. Forget comparing. Forget
back of pack. Just run.
Previous post mentions George Sheehan and I agree.
Sheehan who was an excellent runner when healthy, ran his last race
when he was sick with cancer. He finished last. You know what. I don't
think he cared. He showed what he was about getting across the finish
line. He DIDN'T quit. He was a RUNNER! He didn't whine. He didn't
complain. He got out and ran and raced. Sometimes fast and sometimes
slower.
Sometimes he didn't feel like it .....he ran.
Sometimes there were other things to do .......he ran.
There are sports that require less pain and motivation than road racing
.........he ran and raced.
Your injury will heal completely.
We all have had them. We will have them again.
Sometimes when hurting doing a race  and sprinting to finish I will
feel like throwing up and be recovering on my knees.
My mind says why would you ever choose to put yourself through this at
52 years of age.
My heart answers I cannot now choose to do otherwise.
It is who I am.
One day I will have to cross the finish line for the last time like
George Sheehan. I hope that I will have his dignity and courage.
Don't listen to mind bullshit. Run, move and recover.
If you want to you will recover and be stronger than ever.
If you don't want to........nothing anyone can say to motivate you.
Quote:

> i need help
> spent the last four months NOT RUNNING
> with a broken lower left fibula
> now it seems to be taking forever to my get up and go to get up and go
> my saturday group runs are both great and awful...not used to running
> at the back of the pack
> and during the week i seem to be able to find a lot of reasons to not run
> ...got in a couple of x country skiing days in...but now that the snow is
> disappearing
> i've gotta find a way to kick myself in the ass and get back into the
> routine...brace
> or no brace!!!
> any ideas out there???

> w