Today Marks the Day, Not only the day after my birthday. But a Whole New Set of Beginnings.
Im slowly recovering from a Post Back and Rib injury from a Huge Fall from Snow on Ice.
Some may say thats not a real injury.
But to me it was. I could barely walk, could not Run and had work in a lot of pain.
The weather, my career, Family obligation and friends kept me from recovering.
The snow kept falling and my injury just kept getting worst and worst and worst.
The Weather kept me from recovering and having to be out and shoveling my huge driveway and sidewalk constantly. Iowa Set a Record.
-50 degrees at times.
Also My career kept asking me to be there, be on my feet. Deal with all the stress that comes with Real Estate as well.
Family and Friends kept asking for my attention and celebrations.
But finally , I mean finally I’m somewhat back to Normal.
It been a crazy and very painful to go 3 weeks still acting like everythings ok and not in pain. Physical and mentally.
But then again. That’s life.
We all have to do things, we have to do, even in pain or if we don’t want to.
We just try our Best and Forget the Rest.
The positive thing I did receive out of all this was. How much I missed Running.
Running was always just small passion and hobby. But I definitely missed it TON.
The Feeling of releasing stress and feeling of accomplishment was gone.
But after 3 weeks of not being able to run, walk or be as active as I want.. it was honestly depressing. And it took a toll on my body and mind mentally.
So yesterday I finally felt bit better and decided to finally go to the gym and just go for a walk. Even if I was in a slight minor pain still.
Just Get my blood flowing and heart rate up. And Try to Break a small sweat.
I did it.
I walked my first 5k ever.. I did it in 64 mins. Including a 4-5mins cool down.
And it felt Amazing!!!!
It was the slowest I ever walked but I didn’t care. I felt so great afterwards.
I slowly started to realize how much I really… really… missed running.
Even if it’s on the treadmill and not outside. It’s ok. Cause I’m slowly getting my other passion of just being active back.
It’s so crazy how a small walk workout can change my whole mood and how I feel about everything.
I seriously was stressed out. I dislike being injured and just sitting stagnant in one place.
The reason I love running or just working out is because it releases such a great feeling of accomplishment, even if it’s small one.
So with all this said, whether it’s just mile or two.
Whether it’s just checking things off the checklist.
Just continue to make progress…
And I’m so glad to finally be able to get a slow walk/run in.
It might be a small step and not where I want to be yet.
But it’s a start and that’s all that matters.
Life lesson I learned was the pain I was feeling might suck for a while and feel like you are not getting anywhere if life and keep taking 3 steps back.
But Just remember time will soon surpass and to keep fighting, keep trying and to never give up.
I’m back. Finally. Road to Run a 5k under 20 mins starts today😁 👍
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