Sometimes life gives you lemons.
Working in the coaching industry, my job is reliant on people. They come in all shapes and sizes - not just physically but mentally too. I advise them on certain workouts to set them on a path to obtain their goals. And I help them carve out a balanced life approach, listening to their dreams and goals and encourage them to stretch and reach. I use a progressive periodized coaching principle - where successful completion of workouts means a little bump in load each week. Each workout builds on the previous one. Fitness is gained from week to week, day to day, interval to interval.
And then life gives you lemons.
Injuries happen. Accidents happen. Life happens. Shit happens. Whatever you call it - happens.
So we adjust plans, we move things around and calmly talk to clients letting them know what no matter what - we will deal with it together. A coach is a champion for their clients, holding their best interests in mind. Letting them know you really care about their success happens on many levels. Whether that's from day to day, week to week, race to race. No matter what, as your coach, I applaud your efforts because through each effort, each intention you set and complete or attempt to complete means that you are growing. And that is some cool shit.
I love my job.
Dealing with lemons since 1978. :)