I have placed the counter on my blog to keep me focused on the goal. I have to remember that it is going to be a long, slow process. I have to remember to be patient and to listen to my body... heck I need to respect it a little more.
It was suggested before that I write an appology letter to my quad. Well, I think I'll write a letter to my entire body.
Gosh, I don't know where to begin...... I suppose I should start by apologizing for mistreating you the way I have. I always expected that you would do what I wanted, when I wanted, for as long as I wanted. I was selfish. I never thought to give you a break, let you relax and heal. I took advantage of you.
I forced junk food and alcohol into you, I made you stay awake, made you train too hard..... knowing full well that it would be so much more difficult for you to perform. I expected everything and gave you nothing in return.
I know, I know... you kept 'politely' asking me to slow things down, to get a massage every now and again, soak in an epsom salt bath, etc.... I brushed aside the aches and pains and totally ignored your needs.
Even when you began to protest, I made you keep going...........
I know now, that you had no other choice. You had to stop me and put me in my place.
I am asking for your forgiveness. I sit here typing this letter, very humbled, and filled with so much gratitude for you. I promise to start taking better care of you, to look out for you, to respect you, and to really listen to you.
I hope that we can become the best of friends. Please give me another chance?
Stacey, what an awesome idea and such a great letter with a lot of words of wisdom in there. I look forward to following you along as you trail for your race.
Good luck and listen to that body. I too am guilty of not doing it enough either and I wonder why I am always side lined by injuries.
Thank you for this wonderful blog
I would write a letter to my body but in its current state it is no longer taking phone calls, answering emails or reading letters from me. It has had enough of me for a while.
Thanks for the support Kim!!
Chris: Maybe you should bribe your body to pay attention to you.... with a massage perhaps?
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