Well, last week was my first full week at my new job, and as you can tell, I haven't yet figured out how to work full time, blog, read blogs or comment- all at the same time!
So, bear with me as I try to figure it all out. I am a patient coordinator at a Pediatric therapy office, and it is completely overwhelming! At this point I feel like I'll never learn it all.
But to compare it to my running, I remember when running 26.2 miles was completely overwhelming and seemed impossible. Ya just gotta take a day at a time, and pretty soon everything will fall into place, and you'll be able to do what once seemed impossible!
I went back to my orthopedic Dr last week and he was so excited to hear that my injury is all better! He had told me surgery was the only way to repair it. I have no doubt that prayers worked.
Yesterday I decided to go for a long run for my birthday. What better way to celebrate?! It was a beautiful, cool morning and I knew it would be perfect. My plan was at least 10 miles.
Off and on for a couple weeks my knee has been hurting when I run. This time I could not even run one step without intense pain. I could walk just fine, but every time I would try to run, I just couldn't.
So my run turned into a slow, 3 mile hike. I decided to go on the trails, instead of pavement.
I sat down by the water for awhile and just thought about life. I read once that our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by how we react to what happens. I can choose to keep going, or just throw in the towel.
I'm not where I thought I'd be at 37 years old. I don't have what I thought I'd have. But I do have a husband and 2 stepsons who adore me. And that's more than a lot of people have.
So, I went home and enjoyed my birthday. And even got some ice cream. Dang, I don't feel 37!!!!
Black Cat Chase 5k race on Friday night and the Urban Bourbon half on Saturday! That'll be my first race since June!!
Any other October birthdays?
When is your next race?