Thursday Thoughts – Recovery Madness

I hit 5 weeks post-op on Tuesday…and I have to admit I’m starting to lose it a little. Recovery madness has fully taken hold…

Yoga, walking and whatever else I can find to keep myself active are all fine and good…but I miss running. I’ve been devouring other people’s race recaps like an addict looking for a fix.

I’m missing my greatest stress reliever…

My Alone Time

Patience has never been my strong suit and I have been constantly reminding myself that I cannot just dive back into running and expect it all to be glorious…it’s going to take time.

And, let’s be honest I haven’t run in so long I’m not sure my body will even remember what to do on that first trot back.

running-memeMy inbox is flooded with “early bird” registration offers and it’s taking every bit of strength I have not to exceed my credit card limit and sign up for everything!

Hopefully just a few more days….

I’m linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud. Thinking-Out-Loud2



  1. This is the hardest part of recovery. Your injury isn’t as intense and you are getting antsy – but you can persevere through this just like a long run – keep breathing!
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  2. Hang in there. You’ll be amazing when you get back out there!
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  3. I so feel for you! Patience is so tough to practice but you’re almost there!
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  4. Your body will definitely remember, Michelle! Not much longer!
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  5. Stay strong, missy! This is the toughest part!
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  6. Man, I understand the recovery craziness. I hope, Lord willing, that you can get back to running soon and that you’ll be SO well rested and healed when you get back to it.
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  7. Sending you all the best vibes! Being patient isn’t exactly my strong suit either, and it’s especially bad when dealing with injury or sickness. But you’ll be back at it soon, and you’re going to rock the socks off those runs!
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  8. Your body will remember, but it will take some time to build back up. So slow & steady when you’re ready.
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  9. ugh, i know how frustrated you must be but it sounds like the end is near!!!! hang in there, michelle! 🙂
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  10. Ah been there it is not easy is it?? Reading all about everyone’s races makes it so much harder too. Hang in there!!
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  11. Oh, I do hope you can get back into it soon! Nothing is worst than being kept from something you love, I’ve been kept from running races for 3 years from a work injury and I can’t wait til I can finally get back at it.
    I do like the comic, and it is so true sometimes that alone time is a livesaver mostly for others, LOL
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  12. As a fellow injured runner, I feel you on this! There are so many races I want to sign up for but I have no idea when I’ll be able to run again so I have to hold off. I know we’ll both be back out there soon!
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  13. Hope you can get back to it soon. Don’t want you to get too stir crazy.
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