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DO NOT OVERTHINK THIS MESSAGE!
There are a lot of us who love finding a way out. Once an issue arises- medical, mental, emotional, physical, etc- we take that easy out! We don’t try to find a way through, over, or around the fucking issue.
I was born with a few medical issues that I had to figure a way through & around to get where I am today. One of the issues I deal with is Raynaud’s Disease. I got this from being in 3 Hell Weeks, going to Ranger School in the wintertime and tons of cold-weather and -water training throughout my military career. Whenever my body gets cold, it goes straight to survival mode. All the blood in my body goes straight to my core to protect my major organs.
So at temps below 55 degrees, my hands and feet are fucked! For several years during my winter runs, I layered my hands with 5 pairs of gloves covered with a wool sock on top, with little relief. I could have easily taken a different route Instead I still chose to run in races like Frozen Otter where the temperature was 10 below.
I recognize a lot of people have different medical & physical issues - some are permanently disabled others have some limitations that truly limit their physical capabilities.
A lot of people comment on my posts “what do I do if I have XYZ issue?” My response: I am not saying to be me and do what I do. I am saying do whatever it is you can possibly do given your particular and unique situation.
If you happen to be in a wheelchair and your arms still work, try doing a 5k and get your upper-body jacked! For me, I struggled to learn in a traditional classroom setting & with reading comprehension. Some people can hear something and it all just clicks- yeah, well, not me! I need to get my books in advance of classes and spend endless hours writing the content from the textbooks word for word and rely on my ability to recall the content from having written it over and over again.
Don’t let whatever disability you have- be it mental or physical- cause your mind to close to the possibilities! There is always something we can do