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Trust the process.
Trust Gods timing.
TRUST & BELIEVE.
We’ve all heard these words at some point in our lives but how often do we actually LISTEN?
For the past few months I’ve been suffering with a severe injury to my pelvis, because of this I could barely walk most days, I would limp and drag my right alongside. I started suffering in September 2017 but wasn’t diagnosed until April 2018.
The body is like a temple, it’s your safe haven I guess. You have to trust it’s journey. Sometimes it will feel like it’s in ruins, but it’s built just for you.
Running is something I enjoy and do competitively. With my injury hindering my winter season and early indoor athletics season, I failed to retain my midland championships title. I crossed the line in most of my races in pain. Every-time I ran it felt like someone was kicking me.
But I had to TRUST the process. I believed in my coaches, my training and most importantly I believed in God.
My training was adjusted and accommodated my injury. We spent a fortune on treatment and received diagnosis’s. Just when things couldn’t seem to get worse, my lower back locked up and even sitting and lying down was a pain. Social media didn’t help. Every where I looked, everybody was doing well. Medals were being won, personal bests were being run and I was sat at home with ice or a hot water bottle on my back.
I just wanted to run. I felt like i took it all for granted. Remember all those times you caught a cold and felt like you took breathing for granted. Yeah. I felt worse and Championships were fast approaching.
In April I had one acupuncture session and another body manipulation session. May 1st I started running again with ZERO pain. I was still hesitant but my body seemed to cope well. I had zero reactions the next day and could actually walk! THANK GOD!!! We slowly built from ground zero and managed to gain some fitness.
I had two weeks to prepare for Warwickshire championships. My last two races were not great, really bad conditions and didn’t set me up well. But.. TRUST
All things are possible when you trust and believe. It’s so easy to get caught up and panic, but sometimes you have to TRUST the process and believe in yourself. I had to believe my body would heal in its own time. Rushing the process would never have helped. Removing myself from social medial also helped, it gave me the mental detox needed to just focus on myself and my recovery.
I guess TRUST really did pay off...
Dionne Samuels - Senior women’s 100m Gold medalist. Phenomenal Woman Ambassador
Imani is studying a Character Education Masters. She is passionate about giving individuals a space to reflect on their journey through life. On this blog we will explore different character virtues, share life experience and much more.