Posted by: onhiatus | June 22, 2012

Do or Do Not. There is No Try

This injury has forced me to scrap a lot of plans I had scheduled for the remainder of this year. In addition to all my nornmal activities, I’m missing my first Tough Mudder, my second marathon, my Taekwondo blackbelt test, and a ton of cool runs. And while mentally it sucks when you first realize you won’t be able to do the events, it’s even kind of harder as the event approaches. You feel the energy and see the excitement and then just feel helplessly sidelined.

One of the events I was really looking forward to was this weekend’s Green Mountain Relay. 200 incredibly scenic and beautiful miles through Vermont as part of an ultra (6 person) team.  Was feeling pretty bummed about missing it when our team captain dropped by my house the other night and surprised me with one of the team shirts.

yoda

Pretty awesome. Not only an awesome gesture that cheered me up immediately, it’s also a cool phrase completely applicable to this whole achilles journey, too. You just have to suck it up and keep hobbling along.

So on Day 19 as I head into week 3:  HUGE thanks to Team There is No Try.  You guys are the best.

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