Victory for me today.
No, today I did not run a race, finish a half marathon, a marathon or even the Goofy Marathon. I did not even run. When I started this blog, I looked forward to the day that I would do one of the above and use the word "winner" or "victory" or "mission accomplished" or something like that.
But I got injured ... and sidelined ... for over 3 months. Crutches, scooter, cane.
My goal stays the same, but today I will celebrate my own victory, of a different type:
Today my doctor told me I can start exercising again!!
I stopped using my cane about 5 days ago, and I feel great walking around on my own. Funny how you only appreciate what you have when you don't have it. Cliche' but oh so true. My doctor said I can start using the elliptical and maybe a stationary bike for the next month, in the meantime only continue to use my bone stimulator for a week or two more.
And then ... one month from now ...
I can start running again.
True, only a half mile at a time. But I will be able to start running again.
It seemed like every day over the last 3-4 months someone would say to me, "No more running for you!" or even one said these words, "so your dreams of running again are shattered!"
I tried to stay positive, and kept myself confident that I would start running again, and now I know.
I will be running again.
Thank you!! Of course my friends and family have been a great support, but I offer a special online thank you to the WISH boards on www.disboards.com and also on the Femoral Neck Stress fracture / reaction support group on the Runner's World forums, for helping me get through this. On the internet you find out really quick, you are not alone!