A full week.
5 days instead of 4, but it seems even busier than usual.
Rehabilitation is moving forward slowly and carefully, I am still not in a situation to proceed forward with my planned shockwave as yet or any jogging after a few other issues have come to light. But my current training is being adapted once more to take those next steps and account for some additional rehabilitation work to correct these issues.
My goal is still to be able to compete at the European Championships at the end of September, BUT each day i am excepting the fact that my first steps back on to the track may not come this summer season and it may be the European championships in Poland next year.
Either way my goal hasn’t changed, but my timescales and my plan is adaptable to change and I am making the necessary steps to keep it flexible.
No matter your goal you’ll often find this is the case with any plan when it doesn’t work out the way you envisaged.
In fact more often than not people have to change their plan rather han stick with a plan that just isn’t working.
The temptation in these moments of change is not to change the plan but to give up on the goal altogether, which is what many do.
“Change the plan but never the goal” unknown.
This quote is our reminder to keep the focus on our goal.
Whatever you goal is, whether that’s to run a marathon, lose 5 lbs or fit in that dress collecting dust at the back of the wardrobe.
Never change that goal.
If you were out driving, you might hit a dead end, but that doesn’t stop you from going where you were going does it ?
You just turn round and find another pathway and go another way to reach your destination.
There’s many pathways to you reaching your goal just as there is many roads to me reaching mine.
There will be moments where you feel like your hitting dead end after dead end.
The plan on the first, second or even third attempt might fail.
But if your goal is strong enough and true to your values it will NEVER stop inspiring you.
It’s about not giving up.
It’s about adapting the plan, making those changes, learning what was right or wrong AND taking this all forward to work out a new plan.
Another pathway if you like, to your destination.
That’s why my current training plan is called plan “Lion heart”.
Lion heart “Constantly challenging one self. Taking every single opportunity without regrets. Learning, developing and seeing beauty in all kinds of moments in life no matter how big/small they may be. Knowing what you’re worth, treating yourself like you deserve to be treated. Simply, just being you and being brave. Like a lion, fight for what you stand for. A lion heart would never give up on its dreams.” Urban dictionary
Because I am not giving up.
And your shouldn’t give up either.
So If you’re struggling with your current plan, have the heart of a lion and be ready to learn and adapt.
Not sure which pathway to take? We can help.
With virtual, group or 1-2-1 options we’ve got plenty of pathways to try on your way to your goal.
in the meantime I am still enjoying having my evenings off track training, finding other ways to train, to keep me focused and luckily each of my children have all found a love of the gym so I am never short of a training partner or 3 as this week saw when we went training together in our first ever family training session.
There’s always light in dark tunnels and they are definitely my light on this journey.
Have a fabulous weekend filled with sunshine as we lead into another bank holiday!
Karen and the team