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Day of Doctors & Over Motivation

This has been a very long day for me mostly spent waiting on doctors. I won't even get into that diatribe. No noticbable fracture in my heel that can be seen on x-ray. However, doctor is pretty certain it is not plantar fasciitis and is concerned it could be a calcaneus fracture. So, yet another appointment tomorrow morning for an MRI.

Physical therapy was a little more promising. Definitely piriformis syndrome. She was a little concerned that all the things I've been doing haven't helped. She said I was doing everything she'd suggest to any patient. She did notice that my hips are not aligned and thinks this is a muscular deficiency that she wants to also address.

I did get a cortisone and lidocaine treatment and she gave me additional, more "aggressive" stretches to try. She also took a look at my heel and was a little worried about how it looked and felt to her.

So, long, exhausting, frustrating day. And that brings me to injuries I suppose.



I loved these quotes. They describe determination, drive, fight. They seem really positive, motivating. And this is pretty much how I live. How I workout. How I push myself to strive for better. I think we all need to have a strong drive and self-motivation to strive to be better, faster, stronger. Otherwise, we stay stagnant.

But, at what point do we push too hard? At what point do we take that training too far? At what point are we overly motivated perhaps?

Not in a million years did I think I was pushing too hard. That I was over-doing it. I was taking mileage increases slowly. I was tailoring my weight lifting towards running. I was stretching, rolling, everything suggested. I was following training plans for speed, distance. I was diligent about cross-training. So what happened? Where did I go wrong?

I must make a note that I have been down the over-training syndrome path. This is nothing at all like that at all. It is not me working out to utter mental and physical exhaustion. This is more about me enjoying something, wanting to be better, and struggling pretty much every step of the way.

Was it my internal drive to always do better, achieve more, push myself because I know I have it in me? I suppose this is simply a rhetorical post really. Just me trying to get it all out. To sort through everything.

So, what do you think? How do you know when to pull back or to continue to push yourself? At what price do you (we) pay for being better, faster, stronger?


Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Having dinner cooked for me
  • A much-needed glass of wine
  • Early bedtime 
  • A boss who's understanding

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