I’ve been fortunate to only have a couple of injuries in my fitness training, and nothing major. For about all of June I was recovering from a stress fracture in my foot. Basically, it just requires 4 to 6 weeks of rest to recover. For someone like me with an active lifestyle, this is the worst. My biggest challenge was just not being hard headed and going and running even though I needed the rest (which I didn’t do a great job of to be honest).
Today was the first time since the injury that I really got out and just ran. No walking, no rest, just an easy pace 5k run on a cool Sunday morning. It felt great physically, but especially mentally to know that “ok, I’m back.”
If you get an injury exercising, don’t let it get you down. Remember, it’s temporary, it will heal, and you’ll be back soon enough.