Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sick of being sick.

I felt like I was jinxed. About a week after I twisted my ankle, I came down with the laryngitis. What was going on with my body? I was such a fit teen and although this back condition started fairly soon after having the twins, I think I was still fairly fit in my 20's. But what was happening to me now in my 30's I could have only classed as unfair. I felt like every step I took forward, something would happen that would set me back even further than when I started.

Once again I had to get focused and re-motivate myself, but this time it was easier. I had just had enough of it all. I was sick of being sick. Sick and tired of being asked how I was feeling and just falling into the pattern of the same old line " yeah ok, but my back is sore". I didnt want to be defined as that person you didnt want to have a conversation with because their illness was all they talked about.

So I got tough and expected nothing less than 100% of myself and if something hurt while I was doing it - I could stop, but I had to find a more suitable alternative right away. Likewise if I got sick, I just had to get back on the training road without too much delay.

So, needless to say when I returned to training my stamina was almost back to square one but this time I came back with a purpose other than to lose weight, I wanted to compete in the World Masters Games held here in Sydney. This was my goal and I had 9 weeks to train for it. Talk about cutting it fine.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage