Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I Defer

1. Put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone.
2. Submit humbly to

I just sent an email to the people who run the OKC Memorial Marathon. I am requesting to defer my registration to next year's event. I had an MRI on my knee yesterday and will find out exactly what is going on with it on Monday. I haven't been able to run since the end of January and I have, as the definition above says in #2.... submitted humbly to this.

Defeat and depression are two temptations I'm battling with often as a result of not being able to currently do anything in the physical exercise department. Yeah, it's more than just my knee. I edited the Children's song to apply specifically to my areas of trouble.... It goes like this:
"Neck and shoulder, back and knee, back and knee..." (sung to head and shoulders knees and toes)
I could throw in the past injuries that include the finger and wrist, but who needs to hear about that? All I know is yoga, swimming, biking, walking, running, jumping jacks, or the like are OUT!

So, how am I handling this? Most days, victoriously.

Knowing that this is just a season helps me. This is why I chose to defer my registration. I have my sight set on the future time when my body might be able to be conditioned once again. Until then, I'm trying my best to NOT complain in today's season. So, if you are hanging out with me and I'm quiet.... I'm just choosing to not complain.


Chelle said...

Glad you are taking good care of yourself and not pushing yourself further than your body can go. I know you are bummed about it, but better to run on a good knee than further injure yourself! Sending you hugs :)

Mimi said...

I, too, am glad for your choice to get well completely rather than run the risk of permanent damage that will limit your activity long term. I commend you for your choice to live victoriously in the midst of your circumstances!! Way to go!!

Stacey said...

2Cor. 12:9-10! His grace is sufficient as we live with those dad-gum thorns! xoxo