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.
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!