Back in the game!
I know what you are all thinking – how can she be BACK IN the game when this is a BRAND NEW blog???
Easy answer -I am back in the running game after a 9 month hiatus. To make a long (and oh-so-boring) story short, I sprained my ankle for the millionth time in June of 2011. This injury layer my up big time. I wasn’t able to get back to running, not even with Herculean physical therapy! So, I had ankle reconstruction 11/28/12, have been a good little patient, and am now almost all healed up!
This week both my ankle surgeon and my fabulous PT have cleared me to jog on a treadmill. I “ran” a whopping 4 minutes yesterday at PT and am slotted to go for up to 8 minutes tomorrow! It’s amazing how 2 intervals of 5 minutes of walking an 2 minutes of jogging made me feel like a runner again. I tell you, I sure did learn a lot about myself during this hiatus from pounding pavement -the biggest thing being that I LOVE RUNNING! I just can’t wait to lace up my Brooks tomorrow and hit that treadmill.
I never thought I would find myself extolling the merits of a treadmill, but I am embracing it as my sole buddy (hahah, aren’t I funny? 😉 ) for the next 3 months until I am cleared to hit the road. Wish me luck!