Well, it has been 3 long months since I last wrote a post for this blog and it is with deepest apologizes that I have not written sooner. Much has happened to me personally in that time to include floundering in a job I loathed, dealing with depression regarding my knee, and of course, family and home life.
When I last wrote, I was about 2 months out from my surgery and was told by my Orthopedic Surgeon that to run again would be against medical advise a.k.a. A.M.A.. While I appreciate this advice, I have decided not to heed it and have started to run again. What I have realized is that after I gave up on my running dreams, my life slightly begun to unravel. I now think that if you are not trying, you are dying. And with this in mind, I have begun to dream again and things in my life have improved. Shortly after running again, I found another job, have experienced deeper and more meaningful connections with my friends and family, and have just generally felt happier.
While I am able to fully acknowledge and half heartedly accept that I may no longer be able to run distance, I am going to be happy with each and every mile even if there are only a few. The first time I went out for a run after almost a year hiatus, I barely made it a mile but it was the best mile I ever ran. I was running with a wide smile, singing Lady Gaga, and enjoying the way my legs moved in unison with both my upper body, heart, and lungs. Running is truly a thing of beauty!