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!

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  2. Dan

    Yay you! Go super awesome joggin girl!!!

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