One of the things I see my clients struggle with after an injury is accepting who they are instead of comparing themselves to who they were. This is hard. They remember when they could walk. They remember when they could play with their kids. They remember when they could do what they loved.
Then things changed. Through no fault of their own.
Things changed in my life. Not because of injury. Two years ago, I completed my 4th marathon. Then I stopped running.
I can point to a number of reasons why. My kids occupied a larger point in my life. My workload grew. But none of those reasons really matter.
Who I am today is out of shape. I struggle to run a half mile. My running isn’t running at all. It is slogging – slow jogging.
This is the start of my journey to reclaim part of who I am – a runner. As I’m doing this, I’m thinking of my clients. And how I can better understand their stories of reclaiming what they have lost.
Here’s a video. Video is painful for me to do. But this is my story.
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