Sunday, April 10, 2011
A year ago today, I fell and broke my pelvis. It was my first outdoor bike ride of the season, and my running was going better than ever. I was schedule for my first 8k race/run in two weeks. It was a set back that I am still recovering from. My pelvis healed but I continue to be plagued with a right side tendon injury in my hip and glute. This year has been so hard: dealing with injury, dealing with husband's chronic arthritis, dealing with sister's aneurysm and surgery in January, dealing with only child leaving for college over a thousand miles away. I am still hoping to start running when and if the tendon injury ever heals. For now, I am thankful I can hike, bike, and do elliptical training. I am happy my daughter is thriving in college and that my sister survived brain surgery with no long-term deficits. I am happy my husband's arthritis is in remission at least most of the time. I am not the athlete I was last year and I can't honestly say I gained ANYTHING from the troubles and trials of this year. Except that I learned I can survive and there are wonderful people on SP who are so supportive. Maybe there are more lessons that I will discover in time.