Today, I knew that it was over. I knew this because today, I went running.
For months in the summer, I would sit outside my house in a chair looking at trees, because it was all I could do. In late September, I cried because I couldn't walk further than 2 houses, and my back hurt from sitting up too long. In October, I started to drive again, and by the holidays, I could function. But running was something I had put on my "maybe I'll be able to do it again" list. I was not counting on it, it seemed so unrealistic after being ill for so long.
But today, it seemed easy. My body might disagree, but it really was. I ran to the Mama Maple and said hello. Everything looked the same on that trail that I have run so many times before. But this time, I was overcome with gratitude that I made it back. I know some people don't and I know some people who may be in that spot now. This experience has left me with some tenacious trust in spirit and some humility and gratitude. I am happy to be here, and happy to run, even if my knees don't think so!
Here are some recent pics of what I ve been up to:
For my birthday, I got FLOCKED
at the zoo