Friday, May 08, 2009

A Year Ago

I had my one year visit with my surgeon yesterday. Actually, it will be one year next week. The x-rays shows that everything looks good and there is no need for further follow-up with him. He asked about my running and that was it. I was sent on my way. I can't help but think back to last year and the pain I was in, and where I was. Last Saturday's long run with the track club was the same run last year where the injury manifested itself further, and I could not finish running the entire 16 miles, but hobbling to the water station around mile 11. Mentally, it felt good to complete that run last Saturday, with out THAT pain.

Tomorrow's run with the track club is charted to be around 22 miles. I'm not sure how many miles I'll get in, especially within the allotted time frame, but I think it's safe to say I'll get in at least 18. This time I'm taking extra gels. I could do without the calf cramps.


Wednesday's song:
Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe



Anne said...

You really have come a long way, Irene. I don't think there are too many that would essentially be picking up right where they left off a year later.

Dori said...

Way to go, Irene! You worked hard this year and it's paid off. I consider you nothing less than a miracle and an inspiration! Good luck with your long run.

Rookie on the Run said...

That must have been a painful injury! It must feel great to be running again after going through that.

Have a great run tomorrow! Maybe we'll pass each other. :D

KatieFeldmom said...

WOW! It's just amazing how much has happened this year. Fingers crossed for a great long run tomorrow.

AKA Alice said...

When I read the headline I just got chills because I knew what you were referring to...has it really been a year...

I ditto what Anne said. There aren't too many who'd be back to where you are after a broken hip. You are amazing.

I won't be at the run tomorrow morning. I thought about running 10 with the club, but we're going to try to bike it in north county...could be an adventure.

I'll be at the track on Tuesday. Maybe then?

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Congrats on your recovery! I love it when a doc says they no longer need to see you for followups. It was the best news ever after my brain surgery. You've come a long way and your hard work has certainly paid off!

Backofpack said...

This is so great to read Irene! I admire the way you worked off this injury, and even more, the great attitude you had through out. You are so positive! Happy running!

Michelle said...

The way you've handled this whole thing is truly inspirational. You made it through the surgery, recovery and physical recovery and have overcome it all. Great Job Irene!! And a big congratulations!!

Irene said...

I still have a long way to go. I really appreciate the support you've given me over the past year!

Thanks so much. *Hugs* I don't know if it's a miracle or just stubbornness.

It was. I'm glad it's in the past, and even happier that I can run.

It's mind boggling. I did the 20 miles. Not pretty, but done!

AKA Alice,
It was a mental lift to see you guys ride by!

If anyone would know, you would! It does feel good to get the boot out of seeing the surgeon! Thanks!

It has been a tough road, but I'm glad to be back on it! Thanks!

It's kind of insane. Thanks so much!