This is something I've had to keep on reminding myself of the past month during this injury that has caused me to be unable to run. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and I keep reminding myself that there is more to me than triathlon.
I used to think the only thing that make me happy was running, biking, swimming. Here are some of the things that make me happy:
Sleeping in and cuddling
Taking long walks/hikes with my dog Hannah
Dinner at a GOOD restaurant
A really funny movie or comedy show
Spending time and laughing with the most important people in my life
Talking on the phone with old/best friends and family, or even better seeing them
My new house
My wedding dress
Planning my wedding
Learning about the latest and greatest in health and wellness
Using my knowledge to help people and see it impact lives
A good martini once in a while
Dressing up (again, only once in a while, i prefer sweats)
Watching snow fall in the Rocky Mountains
Like I said, everything happens for a reason, and I think this injury is happening so I learn to respect and cherish the things in my life that make me happy, other then triathon. Sometimes we get so caught up in the training and ourselves, that we push other things away resulting in an imbalanced life.
For now, balance is the goal. I have faith that restoring the balance in my life will heal my injury and I'll be running long again in no time. I am lucky to have wonderful people in my life to keep me going.
Thank all of you, and God above.