Have you ever experienced depression when being sidelined with an injury?
Well, welcome to my life. I’ve been finding it extremely hard to stay positive and put a smile on my face.
With every failed attempt to run and every workout resulting to the spin bike makes it worse.
I must say though that there has been one person who has really helped me through and try to stay positive and it’s this girl:
This is Jessica, my bestest friend/teammate here at SEMO and she is my constant reminder to stay positive through this whole situation.
Why I love her:
- She never gets tired hearing me vent about my foot
- She understands and knows how it feels to be injured for long periods of time
- She doesn’t get upset that I can’t run as fast as her when we do our runs together and my foot hurts.
- She’s even nice enough to run back to me and also make sure I don’t get attacked by creepy men as she runs ahead.
What helps me through:
- Her constant reminders to stay positive
- I thrive off of her good training and accomplishments with every race she runs
- She’s an inspiration with her kind soul and fast times
- The fact I still have two more years of running
- That this could be something little that can be fixed quickly
- I’ve gotten through relearning how to walk and use my legs, I can get through this.
What worries me:
- That I will lose fitness throughout these few weeks of not being able to run
- That it will be something major that will end my season
- That I won’t be able to run the 10k at conference
- That I will be slow if I do
Q: What do you worry about when you are injured?
Q: Do you suffer injury depression?