Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Giveaway: We Are All Wonder Women Print
Be patient. These things take time. There's a good chance of a set back if you push too hard. These are the things I would tell someone in my situation. These are the things I am trying to tell myself, and I'm not a very good listener.
Lots more ups and downs in my recovery. One minute I'm driving/back at work/moving at close to my former pace. The next minute I'm bent in half and eyes glassy with pain.While I'm trying to work out my energy levels, my FMLA paperwork, and if I can simply be upright for a certain amount of time, part of my brain is pointing out what I would be telling someone else in the same situation--WILL YOU PLEASE JUST STOP?!
The message I've gotten from loving friends again and again is: We know that you are Wonder Woman. You have nothing to prove.
Which, when you think of it, has always been the point of all this--sometimes being heroic is one foot in front of the other. And sometimes it's being courageous enough to stop behaviors that are unhealthy.
Which brings me to this: Saturday is my runnerversary. In other words, according to Runkeeper, it's when I started running consistently. I doubt very much that I will be able to run by that point. Right now, my WW moments are when I force myself to face my limits and ask for help.
What about you? What makes you heroic? And wouldn't it be nice to have some sort of reminder that heroism is not always big actions but small decisions every day? Like, maybe, a poster by a couple of sisters that has gone viral?
Here you go:
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Now go do something amazing--even if that means telling yourself to rest.