Saturday, May 23, 2009

Forced Rest

The 5K I ran last week was so wonderful. I wrote a devotion about it that you can read here if you are interested. I couldn't have asked for better weather or a greater sense of accomplishment. I felt strong and joyful and loved running through the parks and by the river. I've got the race bug now and can't wait to do another one.

Unfortunately, that's going to be awhile. On Wednesday, I had a minor surgery that I'm recovering from now. It will be 14 days before I can lift anything over 10 pounds and six weeks before I can get back to my exercise routine. I knew this surgery was coming when I started the P90X program, but I decided to start anyway. I plan to restart the program again after 6 weeks, but in the meantime, I'm a partial invalid.

My plan is to really focus on diet over these next 6 weeks. I'd like to try to lose some more fat and walk as much as I'm able. Then when I restart, it will be easier to see my progress.

It's the running that I miss the most. I'm surprised by how much I've grown to love running. It is such a thing of freedom for me. I don't even like to listen to music anymore. It is my escape time to pray and think and be completely alone with no one needing me. I can't wait to get back to it.

My next goal is to lose 20 pounds by August 14th, my baby's first birthday, and to run in a 5 mile race in September. I'm hoping that all the work I've already done will help to speed up recovery during this time of forced rest.

While I'm down, does anyone have prayer requests I can be praying about for you?
Also, I'd like to include some more fitness blogs on my sidebar. Let me know if you are a "fellow climber" and would be willing to share your blog with me.

Have a great weekend!


Andi said...

I hope your recovery goes well Becky. Not sure what you had done but surgery sucks!
I have a prayer request but it has nothing to do with losing weight. Mike was offered a job with Border Patrol pending the rest of his tests. He has passed all of them and now we are waiting for the call to tell us when he will be leaving for training. Please pray we will hear soon. We need a paycheck!!

Take care!!

Lori said...

Wow, I am so impressed that you ran a 5k. I walked one with a friend awhile back and could have run a little but she can't so I just stayed with her, but there is no way that I could have run the whole thing. Surgery is no fun, hope your recovery goes well.

Danna said...

Wow, it is bizarre how I can totally relate to you right not. I just finished a 5K program and had surgery the next week. I only have two weeks of no exercise but I miss running so much. I want to share a book with you that I have enjoyed reading during my recovery Sole Sisters by Jennifer Lin and Susan Warner, it is a book of short stories of women and running, very inspiring. I will pray for your recovery.