november runfessions: black friday + adjusting fitness goals

If ever I had something to runfess, it is now, when I have to seriously consider adjusting my fitness goals.

Let’s join up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice and talk it out on this Black Friday.

I runfess….

That I am still very much in shock that I broke my leg. We are seven days in, and it’s still such a blur. I’ve had a few outings, but I’m spending the majority of my days in bed or on the couch. Even simple trips to the bathroom, 20 feet away, are exhausting. This is not how I roll.

I runfess…

That I am scared. I am scared of surgery (it’s a control freak thing), and the new pain on the horizon. I am used to the current pain so it’s manageable, but I know it’s going to hurt more and differently. Knowing myself, I think I’ll be able to handle it better if it’s a means to a productive end, but I’m not excited about it.

adjusting fitness goals
unsplash-logoArseny Togulev

I runfess…

That I am a little bitter and jealous, which is NOT a good look. I am so happy for all my friends who are crushing their goals and running their hearts out at races, but I really wish I was there with them. Part of the “adjusting fitness goals” plan is getting out to upcoming events to volunteer and support, even if I can’t walk or run. I was hoping to do it yesterday at the Turkey Trot I was supposed to run, but I wasn’t mentally there yet.

adjusting fitness goals
unsplash-logoMārtiņš Zemlickis

I runfess…

That I am a little worried about lapsing back into disordered eating. I have been “recovered” for over a decade, but now that I can’t do the kind of physical activity to which I’m accustomed, I’m terrified of packing on pounds. My appetite has been nonexistent since the accident (I’m sure because of the medication), but I have been trying to eat the meals that are served, and not worry about numbers on the scale. I hate even admitting this is on my mind, but I also strive to be honest with my readers. It’s just another layer to a nasty situation. The goal is to get healthy and strong again, and adjusting fitness goals means I have to keep that in mind.

adjusting fitness goals
unsplash-logoMaggieLovesOrbit On Insta

I runfess…

That I am about to get very friendly with Pinterest and YouTube for upper body workouts. Currently, my daily exercise consists of getting myself up and down the stairs (triceps and glutes are on point, friends). We have a “Buy Nothing Project” in my area, so I plan to see if anyone is gifting heavier dumbbells to help me out. I can lift as long as I’m not putting any pressure on my injured leg, so might as well put my spare time to use.

adjusting fitness goals

I runfess…

That I’m not much of a Black Friday shopper. I don’t like shopping in general, so being out and about with all the crowds just isn’t my jam. However, I guess since I’m sidelined, I might as well check out some of the cyberdeals and order presents, since I’m obviously not going to be able to go out and get them myself.

adjusting fitness goals
unsplash-logoDieter de Vroomen

So I’ve bared my soul to the blog world and there you have it.

What do you have to runfess?

Are you finding any great Black Friday deals?

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