5 steps to heaven!

The Runners World dropped on to the door mat yesterday. I must admit I was reluctant to open it, wondering what the point was, but there was a free gift enclosed, I was eager to find out what it was so tore it open. It was a recovery drink mix, lets hope I get to do something at some point that needs to be recovered from (not sure climbing out of bed counts) so get to use it before its expiry date.

On flicking through the mag I discovered an article on how to cope with injuries-how did they know? It seems there are 5 stages that I need to progress through purposefully and that way will heal faster. Read on shaz I thought read on. Well here are the stages:-

  1. Denial-check-at the first sign of injury stop running, yep done that (ok so so maybe ‘first sign’ is an exaggeration but I did stop-eventually)
  2. Anger -check-be angry for few days and then move on (ok still little peeved but working on it) set recovery goal, mine has been to do all exercises physio sets, so far so good.
  3. Bargaining-not check but nearly-Wanting to come back quicker so do more than should-have scrapped the run I had planned for Sunday now (dam)
  4. Depression-missing the endorphin fix, feeling cut off from running community, the cure for this is find another activity hence swimming and possibly biking this week and more blogging and blog reading to keep up with runners.
  5. Acceptance– I need to find peace apparently as anxiety causes muscle tension. Might need some help with this though either through Valium or wine.

I deny that I am angry, or depressed, I accept that I wont be running for a while yet, sorted, now pass the wine!

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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5 Responses to 5 steps to heaven!

  1. abradypus says:

    Hope the wine is doing the trick!

  2. ewoodeson says:

    If the wine doesn’t work – I prescribe chocolate!
    Hope that you are fixed soon.

  3. fortnightflo says:

    Cheers! I am on the wine too…it’s a great medicine…

  4. oldbagrunning says:

    did you get the banana flavour one as well? 🙂 chocolate would have been nice! lol

  5. runorgocrazy says:

    Glad you got the magazine too, it saved me having to type the article out! I like your take on it.

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