Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday Word: Adjust

This week's word from Deb Runs is Adjust. Deb Runs hosts a weekly link-up for fitness and non-fitness bloggers alike, prompting us with a word to discuss.

Deb Runs


Adjust.

Not something I'm super good at. I will be the first to admit that I dislike change. I have goals that I'm chugging along, full steam ahead, to achieve.

But life is funny sometimes. Sometimes you get a wrench thrown in your plans. Like this summer, when I injured my leg, and I had to start cross-training and getting more mindful about stretching.


Things were going along fine for awhile there. Then along came my body's version of the taper tantrum.

Hip Bursitis! Yay!

So what do we do? We adjust. In the form of less running, more icing, more ibuprofen, more KT tape, and more rest.

It's slowly feeling better, and I managed 4 pain-free miles this morning. I'm not sure what this means for race day yet, but I'm adjusting to the idea of running slower. Or maybe I'll run the paces I planned on up until (and/or if) I start having pain. We'll see. It will be an adjustment on the fly.

That, I'm actually good at. Like when my fuel belt pops off mid-stride and I can catch it and strap it back on without stopping. Now that takes talent!

Are you good at adjusting? How do you handle change and adjustment?

Link up and tell us about it!


15 comments:

  1. Well you know what they say, when you get thrown a set of circumstances time and time again you learn to adjust. So yes, I think you must learn to adjust when that wrench comes a flying at ya! I'm a lot better at it than I use to be. I hope your race goes well looks like you already have the right attitude with the adjustment on the fly! :)

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  2. Adjusting on the fly is the best kind of adjusting!

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    1. I think so too; keeps you on your toes!

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  3. I've said it once, and I'll say it until I'm blue in the face: I'm NOT good with change. I think of change and adjustment just a smidge different, though; when someone says "adjust", it seems less daunting. It makes it sound like there's a compromise.

    Great post, missy!

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    1. I think you're right, it's more minor and easier to handle that way. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I'm like you...pretty good at adjusting when I don't have time to think, just react, but bad at it when I have to adjust my mindset. All my fingers and toes crossed that your hip plays nice!

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  5. I hate having to adjust...especially due to injury! That was my life this summer...but I have to say making the adjustment worked out well and I just ran my best race this past weekend.

    Get well and heal well! listen to your body!

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    1. That's great to hear! Hopefully I'll have the same luck :)

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  6. Aw those stinking hips! Yep adjusting is so hard! Good luck with healing! Sometimes it is so hard to rest!!

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    1. Thankfully we're driving to my race, so I've been able to burn off a lot of my anxious energy by packing, laundry, more packing...

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  7. I like to think I'm good at adjusting. I don't always like having to alter my plans, but I do try to make the best of whatever I'm handed.

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  8. Boo to hip bursitis - I hope your wise adjustments make race day a success!

    Thanks for linking up!

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