Remember this '90s gem?
I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never going to keep me down
To sum up everything I've done since being hit with ITBS in 2013:
* I started seeing a chiropractor
* Tried yoga
* Walked the entire 2014 WDW half marathon
* Got a cortisone shot
* Started 1st round of PT
* Tried yoga again
* 2nd round of PT
* Discovered Pure Barre
* Gave up yoga
* 3rd round of PT at a different place, plus at home work
* Completed first major race in 2 years with just a small amount of twinging
* Continuing with at home PT and Pure Barre
It hasn't been easy, believe me. In all of this, I've never quit. So how has that help in real life?
Do you know how many jobs I applied for after I decided to move to Boulder? 5 turned me down before the phone interview, 1 had a phone interview but said no after that, 2 had final interviews, and 1 of those said no. The "no" hurt, and did knock me back a bit. Want to know the funny thing? The job I got the verbal offer for on Thursday was one I almost didn't apply for. I was bruised by the process and was tempted to wait until after I moved up, to make things easier. I took a chance on this one, and look how that turned out :)
The trick is to keep going. It's OK to take a little time and lick your wounds, but persistence is the way to get what you want.
And maybe stubbornness. I'm too stubborn by half, but it also helps.