It's been an emotional week for me, filled with ups (sooo many blessings, so much love) and downs (hormones hormones hormones). Here are my three things for today.
(1) I am not broken. This is what Dr. Wong told me yesterday morning at my appointment. I needed to hear that, because I am feeling really scared about and frustrated with the pain I am having and whether or not it is ever going to go away. I'm afraid running could make it worse and I don't want to make it any harder for me to heal than it already seems to be. Dr. Wong is certain I should continue to run. He does not believe that I am returning to running too soon and thinks it will help, not hinder, my healing. Easing into my running combined with pelvic floor exercises and work on the Pilates reformer will get me where I need to be with time. Patience and a positive attitude are necessary here - but I AM NOT BROKEN!
(2) I had reformer sessions at the studio with my sister Jodi both on Tuesday and today. How lucky am I?! I brought my two boys (Gus is 6 weeks old, Will is almost 4 1/2 years old) and they hung out while Jodi worked me on the equipment. Will had a snack, ran around like a crazy man and played on my phone. Gus either laid on the floor or was held by my sister while she worked me through everything. Seriously...this would not be possible - not any of it - without my sister. She is there for me in so many ways. Whether it's encouraging me, believing in me, supporting me, laughing with me, crying with me...she is always there. I am so grateful for my sister!!!
|My amazing sister Jodi with my two boys.|
|me with my dreamy boys|