Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Where I Am

One year ago...
It hurt to walk, much less run.
I had trouble leaning over to empty the dishwasher.
Pain radiated through my pelvis and down my legs.
I felt as though my bones would crack.

One year ago...
I wondered what went wrong.
I wasn't sure I'd be able to sit without pain.
I thought my running days were over.

But this past Monday...
I ran one of my old short loops.
I went down the hill, around the bend, and up an even steeper hill.
When I was done, nothing hurt.
Even after running 30 minutes.

So I ask myself some questions...
Am I back for the long haul?
Will my body cooperate?
Can I see myself, in a few months, running as long as I once did?
And most importantly, do I even want to try?

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