ˈpāSHəns/ noun1. the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.
As many of you know I suffered a major injury to my left ankle six weeks ago and if you know me you also know that I do not have patience for anything.
I want it and I want it now, dammit!
With any injury, knowing and understanding your limitations plays a vital role to recovery. You have to follow doctor’s orders: rest, treat, rehab, and be patient.
During this process, I have tested my limitations and I have quickly realized that this was not the best decision as it only added more recovery time.
Again, that lack of patience thing….I am very fortunate to have the entire Activate Body staff by my side to reign me in, not let me do things too quickly, and to assist with my rehab. I realized that my workouts and goals needed to adjust with my injury.
I switched my focus from trail running to nutrition and core/strength workouts. With the assistance from Jenna on nutrition, Dylan and Ben with fitness programing, and coaching from Clara, I have been able to achieve and maintain my weight loss and muscle gain goals despite my injury and the associated limitations.
I have finally begun to understand, and have accepted that fact that my trail running is currently on hold. However, I know it will again be part of my fitness regime soon. With the proper rehab, recovery, and degree of patience, I know that I will be a stronger runner for it.
Now if I could only apply this patience thing to the rest of my life….