What are some of the things that I have talked to you guys about here? Well, let's see, there's the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, being flexible, reducing stress, not mindlessly eating. Guess how many of those things I am doing effectively right now? EXACTLY ZERO!
I am so upset by my body BETRAYING me like this. I can't get any perspective at all. I was so depressed last night. All I wanted to do was sit in my puddle of pity - and eat.
Is it going to be the end of the world if I can't run again? Nope. Does it mean that I am destined to gain back all the weight I've lost? Nope. I realize this intellectually, but emotionally I'm not there. I estimate I burn about 2000-2500 per week running! That's a lot of calories. There is no exercise I can do that burns that amount of calories in the time I spend. Which means that if I can't run I'll need to cut down my food in order to maintain my weight. Which, as you might know, I really like eating, so I don't want to!
I am a person who LOVES Xmas-time and everything that goes with it, and I feel like it's being ruined this year.
So sorry that I can't be positive for you guys!
I've ordered an IT Band Strap which MIGHT help.
And I did more strengthening and stretching exercises last night AND will be doing yoga later today, but I'm feeling incredibly pessimisstic...