I can barely WALK!!
I have never had shin splints as bad as I have them right now. My right shin is going to split in half… I am convinced. I am limping around camp.
I am FOR SURE NOT running. Right now the goal is to walk. My foot/ankle/shin is super swollen and I have lost most all range of motion. I can’t point my toe or lift my toes. Every movement hurts!!!
I think it was the hills. Remember how excited I got over the great hills here?? Ya…. I am eating my words.
I am icing every chance I get and poppin’ Ibuprofen like it’s my job.
So this of course brings up all new issues. I am now eating TONS and not working out AT ALL. Awesome.
But I can also say that I am working on finding the blessings and God throughout this experience. I am being shown that running/fitness can be taken away. It is a fleeting, temporary “high and happiness” in life. I need to remember to place my worth in something LASTING. That is God. He is not momentary, but FOREVER.
This is also helping me gain even more control of my weird eating habits/patterns. Without being able to “burn” any calories in my normal running way, I need to still remember that I DESERVE to eat. Food is NOT a reward for working-out… and without running I still need meals. This is great “mental training and preparation”.
Camp has been going great. So tired all the time, but getting used to it. I am really learning to be flexible and go with the flow. The EARLIEST I have been to bed here is midnight. That is crazy for me. Last night I went to bed at 1am. Who is this crazy girl?!?! Me 🙂
Awesome news!— My parents are coming to see the camp and stay for two nights! This camp gets loads of guests who stay in the guest lodge and gets to eat the meals and see all the amazing activities that we put on. I am so pumped for them to see it… words just to do not do justice the amazing work that the staff puts on and the message of Jesus that we share. I will actually not see them much since I work around the clock pretty much, but still, makes me extremely happy!
Here is the link for the camp, just in case you were at all curious!
Have a great night friends!
Have you ever had shin splints? WHAT SHOULD I DO???
How do you find the good in bad situations?