This morning I went back to see Dr. Wong and we had a great session. He is awesome, let me tell you. Last week (on Wednesday) when I went for my run I felt an awful pain in my pubic bone and an ache in my tailbone. It freaked me out so I stopped running after just 3 minutes on the treadmill and walked for 20 minutes instead. It just wasn’t the kind of pain I thought I should run through and I was left feeling really sad and scared. As a runner I am used to running through aches and working kinks out from time to time, but this was different. I’m cautious when it comes to injury prevention – I try to listen closely to my body to avoid hurting myself and this has worked for me in the past. Yesterday I eased into a 30 minute run and felt no pain so I kept going. The longer I moved, the better I felt. Dr. Wong said I am going to feel aches and pains while getting back into running after having a baby. This is ok and totally normal. Running will make me stronger and I will not get injured as long as I am easing into it – building my mileage – and listening to my body.
On my way home this morning I was stopped at a red light behind a car with this license plate: NVR QWT. I looked at it and thought – Thank you, God. Thank you for this message today. I love how God speaks to me through little signs like this and I pray that I am always open to seeing them…because I know they are always there. I am not a quitter and I am not alone. I will give this the good fight and be stronger because of it!!! I WILL NEVER QUIT.