Sunshine and dark clouds

As you all know, life is not always rainbows and sunshine. Sometimes it’s waiting for dark clouds and even storms to pass… I don’t mean to make this a sad post, only a realistic one…

 
In my personal life I’ve been facing some things that made me feel anxious, insecure, sad and even lonely sometimes. Some days I feel like I can take on the world and some days getting out of bed feels like a task. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not depressed or burned out, just struggling a bit.

 
On the upside my running was going pretty good. I met all my times when running intervals, the long runs went great , I went to bodypump on a weekly basis and sometimes even a swim…
But during my run last week I fell and I fell down hard. I tripped over a stone in the sidewalk and fell straight forward on the ground.
My knees were bleeding and I even had a scratch on my elbow and hand… The first thing I did while lying on the ground was pause my Tomtom (crazy runners I know) and after that I started crying. For a moment I considered continuing my run but I decided to just go home. The next day my neck started hurting, I had a headache and even felt a bit nauseous. I decided to see my doctor and he diagnosed me with a whiplash.
The next day I started seeing a physical therapist… I’m recovering well and did three 1 hour runs and a 20 kilometer run in the past week. I’m sure this won’t hurt my marathon, but it’s an extra dark cloud in my life that I just have to face.

Injury

 

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