That’s not only what I thought when the doctor told me when he confirmed my torn achilles, but that’s the response I’ve gotten from several friends.
A year ago my L5 vertebra broke from years of a misaligned spine under weight and now this. It’s like life is trying to teach me a lesson. I’m not sure what that lesson is quite yet, but I’m trying to keep my eyes and ears open until I see or hear it.
I’ve been working with my life coach the last few weeks on the emotions revolved around getting hurt. Last week we came to the realization that I was bottling my emotions and ending every statement with something like….
‘It could be worse’
‘At least I still have my health’
‘It’s not a death notice’ or something along those lines
My goal this past week has been to realize that what I’m going through sucks and isn’t fair, and it’s ok to leave it at that. A funny thing happened putting this to practice. I realized that the real emotion that I was fighting was guilt. Guilt for getting hurt, guilt to my members that deserve my healthy to coach, guilt to my sponsors that deserve me healthy to compete guilt to my business that’s been at a stand still for the last two weeks while I recover from surgery.
The beautiful thing in acknowledging my sense of guilt, is being able to free myself from that guilt. Injuries happen, it’s a part of life. It’s happened, it sucks and I’m already doing everything I need to to get back up and running as quickly as I can (without pushing it of course).
So while I’m heartbroken, I’m also getting stronger by the day mentally, emotionally and physically as I tackle yet another large hurdle.