Good morning all, and happy Tuesday. It snowed overnight… I can’t say I’m too pleased about having to walk around in it, but it sure does look pretty!
Last night I went to see the movie Ender’s Game with a friend. In terms of the movie, go see it, even if you haven’t read the book. I haven’t, but I thought that the movie was compelling and had an interesting and relevant story line. I also think it would appeal to guys even though it’s another one of those “novel into movie” movies, since it’s about children who are trained for war through video games.
On that point, I went to see the movie with my friend because she is going through a rough time and wanted to get her mind off of things for a bit. I was talking to a group of my friends afterward who are actually both dealing with various difficult situations as well, and it got me thinking about the trust we put in the future.
When we feel like giving up, we often question whether the future will get better or how events, whether it be exams, relationships, family or life in general, will play out. We ask everyone and ourselves, “Will it get better?” and the best answer anyone can give is “Yes.”
We put complete faith in the future because we have seen countless people pull through and eventually find happiness. If we can’t trust that the future will be better than whatever difficult moment we are in, how can we expect to find the strength to pull through?
That’s the message that I am trying to send to my friends. I cannot promise happiness for them because it’s not up to me. But I can give them my support and tell them to believe contentment is possible if you put your trust in the future.
So how does all of this become relevant to me in this moment? I’m not dealing with anything nearly as difficult as my friends are, but I have my own struggle: my knee.
If you read yesterday’s post, you saw that I did The Color Run on Sunday. It was the first time I’d run in one month, which is the longest running break I’d taken in a while. I look happy in those pictures, right? Well, it was a really fun run.
My knee didn’t agree. After about a mile and a half, it started hurting just like it did the first time I felt the pain, as if I never even took a month of rest. By the end of the race, which I did try to push through since my friend was running with me, and I realize that was probably a mistake now that it locks up when I walk.
If I don’t put trust in the future of my knee, it won’t get better. I have to trust that it will heal, and I have to work to get it to do so. So you won’t be seeing running on my fitness plan anytime soon, but I am trusting that in time you will.
Here’s what the fitness front will look like this week:
Sunday: The Color Run
Tuesday: Hot Yoga
Wednesday: 20 min bike + arms strength
Thursday: 20 min bike + legs strength
Friday: Cardio of choice (but not running!)
Saturday: Arms + legs strength
So, that was a bit of a rant. I didn’t mean to complain, I just meant to explain my situation further. Know that if you are going through a hard time, you have people to support you. The future will be good.
If you ever want to chat, feel free to email me at nuttylifeang[at]gmail[dot]com. I’ve been told I’m a pretty good listener 🙂
Question of the Day:
How do you get through any kind of difficult situation?