Monday, January 12, 2009

Fail and get up and win

It's no joke the last several months have been shitty on my end. Can't run, can't bike, can't swim, can't do shit. Walking to class hurts my knee. Hell, driving hurts my knee.

I dug myself into a hole.

I fell back into my old ways of rotting in front of the computer. No working out. Not much going anywhere. Eating like shit. Absolutely no motivation.

Driving back to Kentucky yesterday I got to thinking about all the stuff I've accomplished. All the people supporting me. All the things that have changed in the past year, all the things I need to work to change back, and the few people encouraging me to do so (Thanks Joe).

I'm digging myself out of this rut.

Sure, I still can't run, bike, or swim. But even with my knee, I'm still capable of pushups/situps and the like, so I'm getting back to it. I started today with what was my first workout since, well, probably July. I did some pushups and a minor ab workout. Over the next few weeks I hope to build it up more so I'm in some sort of shape / state of mind to tackle the physical therapy.

My knee surgery is two weeks from Wednesday, and I'm going to hit it with some momentum.

“A winner is a loser who was willing to fail and get up,
fail and get up,
fail and get up,
fail and get up and win.”

10 comments:

Stuart said...

We're right behind you, good to see you back and up at it!

kxux said...

Doug, great to see you coming back to training. Keep it up man. Just keep fighting and getting up when you get knocked down! There is a huge support network here that you can rely on.

Reid said...

Great attitude, Doug. Hope your surgery goes well and that you'll be back to your old self again real soon.

Christine said...

Hey Doug! We're all still here to support you. Its basically like being on maternity leave for 9 months..haha (jk of course). But you can always come back from nice big breaks. Get fixed...and then get back to it. You will be fine!

Run For Life said...

That's great to hear you're in a good mind frame to tackle this as I'm sure it's been hard. Keep us updated on everything. :)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Hey Buddy, I've been thinking about you a ton. I'm so glad you've pursued your knee injury to find out what can be done. I know surgery is a little daunting but I know you will have the right attitude to recover well. I'm so glad this is something that can be fixed. We are almost running parallel stories here. I, too, have an injury that is likely going to be operated on in a few weeks. I'm so glad I pursued it. It's been 16 or 18 months since my hip started hurting, and guess what, it can be repaired. I'm not looking forward to rehab but so glad it can be fixed. Maybe we can support each other. I'll be thinking of you.

You still ROCK.

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