Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Back On My Feet...

Well, today I did it!

This morning I went on my first "real" run in almost 10 months!!! Woo hoo!!! I say this was my first real run because I did make a few feeble attempts in between my first two surgeries to try to run...but they were pathetic attempts. My body just wasn't up to it yet, no matter how hard I tried to push it.

It felt SO good to pound the pavement. Nothing but me, the sound of my Nikes hitting the ground, and my iPod blaring in my ears. Nothing to think about except 'breathe in, breathe out'. No worries, just running. 2.5 miles in 20 minutes. Not too bad considering everything my body has been through in the past 10 months.

I'm so excited about it that I'm ready to go again! I have to keep reminding myself that my doctor said to ease back into it. And that probably doesn't mean jumping from 2 to 5 miles in one day. Ha! But hey, a girl can dream right? I just might see another half-marathon in my future...

I always loved running - it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
-Jesse Owens

1 comment:

  1. Great job on the run! Darling family you have!

    Just stopping by from SITS!