Things are happening and they're happening FAST! I'm so excited!!
Yesterday before dinner, Keith asked me to try on my ski boot. He's been asking about skiing this year. Inside I felt like I would probably have to sit out this season but I never expressed this to him. Seeing as I was just able to put on a closed toe shoe about a week ago, I figured there was no way I could get my foot in a ski boot. To my surprise, I got my foot in the boot and it felt pretty comfortable. Yes, I felt just like Cinderella! Now it looks like I will be able to ski very soon.
Last night I went to a "Body Pump" class at the gym. In this class you lift a barbell the entire time, there's no cardio. I did this class a couple weeks ago and tried to use the same weight I used prior to my surgery. Not a great idea. I couldn't walk very good for about five days and going down stairs was impossible! Last night I used a lighter weight and felt good this morning.
So well in fact, I went for a run at Garin! A 4.25 mile run. Yeehaw! I'm not sure who was having more fun, me or Boomer. I was SO happy to be running on my favorite trails again. I wonder if you can imagine the joy I felt while running through those hills with Boomer bouncing happily nearby. Aaaah, this is what I've been waiting for. What a feeling!!!
I promise, Boomer wasn't as bored as he looks here
My friend HSE Lori came by for a visit yesterday and as we were chatting she told me I have handled my recovery since my surgery a lot better than the month before my surgery. I was pretty manic during that time. I was so worried about never being able to run again, putting on 100 pounds, losing motivation and never wanting to run again, etc. Sometimes I was so consumed with the unknown that I couldn't do anything else. I struggled with headaches, lack of sleep, mood swings. Gah!
All I can say is I'm glad it's over and I'm super happy to be slipping back into my active lifestyle!!
I am 47 years old, happily married, a mom to a 24 year old daughter, a 25 year old step-daughter, and a 7 year old Catahoula Leopard Dog named Boomer. I've been road running for several years. In 2006, I was lucky enough to reconnect with someone from my past, an avid trail runner, (Dirt Diva). Because of this, trail running has become my new passion. I completed my first ultra-marathon in September, 2008. Even though my favorite activity is trail running with Boomer, I have recently taken up swimming and cycling too. My first triathlon was completed in September, 2009. So far in 2011, I've completed two 100-mile bike rides along with one adventure race. What's next? We'll just have to see.