Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Not the greatest news I could've hoped for....

But I'll take a stress fracture over a break any day, I suppose.  William finally made an appointment (well...I say finally, but he made the appointment immediately after I told him I'd been having foot pain for about six weeks) and the verdict yesterday was a stress fracture in my fourth metatarsal on my left well as this fun little condition: running, lunges, squats, presses or plyometrics because with where the fracture is at, I can't be putting additional stress on the weakened bone...

Luckily, I have the ability to train the rest of my muscle groups, and can even train legs as long as I'm not training anything below my knee!  Extensions and curls are going to be plentiful, I'm sure, but I'm excited to try Spinning and swimming.  We have lots of friends at the gym who are triathletes, so I know I have many resources to turn to.  Plus, an added bonus---this means I'll be one step closer to a triathlon!

So...I'll admit, I'm a pessimist by nature.  It's not something I'm proud of, but it IS something I own up to.  I'm going into this with a positive attitude.  My training is going in a different direction, I'm loving my nutrition plan (more fresh veggies!!! less red meat!!!), and I'm going to add some much needed variety into my training regimen! 

Side note---I made up my mind on school versus work and am happy to say my heart is in the right place---Austin, full-time, with my husband, puppies, and as a full-time culinary arts student at ACC-Eastview.

To close, I found this quote this morning....I am tempted to print it out and put it on my mirror!
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
--- Winston Churchill

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