It’s Okay


Wednesday- 3 miles running on treadmill + 8 min abs + 1 round of the below workout from hauterunningmama blog.


Thursday- 3 miles on treadmill + 8 min abs


It’s Okay

Throughout the time I’ve been injured I’ve had a lot of time to think and quite frankly mope around. I haven’t been as positive as I’d hope to be.

I’ve had plenty of break downs to my husband and my mom where I was a blubbering mess. I know a lot of people won’t get why not running is hard for me, but it’s okay.

It’s okay that I’ve only ran 8 miles total this week.

It’s okay that I got a message from Daily Mile on Sunday saying it’s been 14 days since my last workout.

It’s okay that I’ve avoided the blog world a bit because I’m sad I’m not running.

It’s all okay because this is life. We get challenges that make us stronger. It sucks right now to not be able to do what I love. Running does a lot for me, but it’s okay.

It’s okay because I have so much to be grateful for.

My boys


Biking or other cardio


Strength training

grapes! Yup, we finally have some yummy grapes in our back yard(my husband and I both feel pretty proud of ourselves for growing something!)

My favorite TV shows to keep me company=) (extreme makeover: weight loss edition)


The little runs I’ve been able to go on


Looking forward to holding this sweet babe, born Thursday morning. (My little sister’s baby)


I know it’s hard for all of us to go through trials, but I also know they make us stronger. It’s hard for me to even see beyond this injury, but I’ll be a better/smarter athlete for it. I’m excited to be injury free at some point, but for now I’m going to take the time to learn all I can to be a better runner.

what’s your favorite TV show?

any fun weekend plans?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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22 Responses to It’s Okay

  1. You’ll be back in no time, I’m sure of it. Sometimes our bodies need breaks and that is okay. In the meantime though it is nice to be able to pause and be grateful for other wonderful things in your life- and you have lots!

  2. jumpeatrun says:

    This was the perfect post for me to read right now. I am definitely struggling a bit with this injury and especially the timing of it. I know I need to try to focus on the positives instead of getting depressed, but it’s definitely a challenge sometimes.

  3. Erin says:

    I’m watching extreme weight loss right now on OnDemand!! Keep your head up love!

  4. Chin up!! It will get better, have you tried a hot yoga class yet? You may like that!

  5. You’re getting back into it and that’s great! You’ll be back full force in no time πŸ˜€ My favorite show is Pretty Little Liars…can’t get enough of it! No fun weekend plans…I’m just happy to be back in America!

  6. You’ll be back soon! The great thing about running is that you can always work your way back to where you were previously :). Great job on the other forms of cardio and your smaller runs girl! Try to stay positive πŸ˜€

  7. Hey girl, you’re doing a phenomenal job taking care of yourself. I know that when I’ve been out of the game before, I’ve been a total nut bag to anyone who dared speak to me. Like, psycho because I couldn’t go for a run… So you’re hanging in there and you’re making it look like you’re doing a great job at it. DO NOT WORRY about this because a few months from now, when you’re conquering your next challenge, you’ll remember appreciating this time off. When I’ve taken a few weeks off from running and other things, I’ve been super sad, especially because, duh, what was I going to blog about? But it all works its way out over time and I have no doubt this will be any different. ❀ Hang in there pretty girl, you don't need to be positive all the time, especially when this is affecting you, but you've got this!!

  8. Please stay positive! I really can’t workout much right now either (just two-three kickboxing classes per week) and your blog always helps me stay upbeat!

  9. I hate to admit it, but when I am injured I am the suckiest person to be around. I am just a debbie downer because I LOVE running. One thing I did enjoy about being injured was finding other ways to be active. Now I love the stationary bike so I can catch up on all my trashy TV shows – makes the time go by faster!

  10. jeksca says:

    It is amazing how hard it is for a runner to not be able to run. I never would have believed it before I experienced it myself. Good job for keeping up with other forms of exercise. I am (finally) realizing how important it is to balance running with other forms of exercise. Gotta keep those muscles balanced and stretched! Keep at it and you will be back to running more in no time!

  11. Jamie says:

    I love this post.. I think we are all guilty of not taking care of our bodies the way we should but we just have to remind ourselves that it will be worth it in the end! I love Extreme Weight Loss too… Chris is so inspiring. I love any reality show πŸ™‚

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