Thursday, December 2, 2010

The wait is over!

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!!

Until later.............

16 comments:

The Green Girl said...

Whoo hoo! ::high fives::

Ewa said...

I think Boomer looks like he is in heaven with you.
Welcome back to the running world.
Skiing ought to be great this season. It seems there will be a lot of snow.

Lisa said...

If anything, Boomer looks like he's thinking "Why did we stop to take this stupid photo?" LOL

This is GREAT news! Run happy!!

Julie said...

Hooray for the run!!!
I love body pump.
Boomer looks so handsome. What a cutie.

jen said...

Yay running!! I am so happy for you. Great pictures. Keep the good streak going, you sound so happy. :)

Runners Fuel said...

Awesome!Love the pic of you and Boomer!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Dont forget to take it slow and build up....
Looks like a great area to run..

Kris said...

Nice job woman! And I have to say...Boomer cracks me up. I think he's saying...."I'm way too cool for this picture thing."

trailmomma said...

Woo hoo! I think Boomer looks happy to be back with you!

Congrats to being back on the trails and soon the slopes!

I have always wanted to try a body pump class. None in my area. :(

aron said...

yayyyyyyyy!!! this is GREAT news :) so happy for you! wow its so pretty out there right now!

Judi said...

awesome. i can imagine how happy that little 4.2 mile run made you. good job.

Katie A. said...

Yayyyy! We snowboard, we might have to make a date!
So glad you're back, I knew all along you would be. But you're right, the unknown is awful!
Love the pic of Boomer, he looks like one happy pup-pup!
Have a great weekend!

Tara said...

SO glad you're feeling good and recovering so well! You look so happy in the pic :) Yay for running and skiing!

Pigeon said...

Awesome!!! Glad your recovery is going so well, great pictures of your run!!

Dave said...

Those pics look great....good to be back running...

Stuart said...

The snow this year is forecast to be awesome!

I think Boomer is looking rather regal!