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After Almost 10 Months- I Finally Got to Run Again

Sunday, June 26, 2011

It wasn't pretty, but you couldn't pry the smile off of my face. After a very long absence, I went to the park with the kids today and ran 1.2 miles.

It was very slow and much harder than before I stopped running, but it was a joy. I'm just thrilled to be back among the living again. Every step felt like a victory and I can hardly wait for my next run. There's no rush on my part, but I am embracing my baby steps and living in the moment.

This couldn't have come at a better time for me. I am so grateful to be able to run again.

Yesterday, I was a volunteer at the first Hendricks County Park to Park 60-mile relay run. I spent the afternoon with my wonderful Sp friend, Mary, and her husband and parents. It was great to see the runners and feel like I was a part of things again. And I got to spend some quality time with Mary's husband, Brett, who is as good as it gets.

Have a great week! Many congrats to my SP friend, Sharon, who set a marathon PR in Seattle yesterday. You are amazing!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MBSHAZZER 7/4/2011 3:42PM

    John, just back from my trip! Thanks for thinking of me.... and a HUGE congrats on being cleared to run! You will back in fine form in NO TIME at all! So happy for you!

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MARATHONER340 7/4/2011 1:06PM

    so happy to hear you got your first run back in!!!

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HEALTHYCHIC 7/3/2011 2:38PM

    Oh John, i'm so so happy for you. I COMPLETELY know that feeling. I bet it was such a treat for you. When is your next run?

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SEEHOLZ 6/30/2011 1:22PM

    WOHOO!!!!! Sooooo exciting-- soo happy for you John!!!

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CAROLCRC 6/29/2011 1:51PM

    So glad for you! A long lay-off is so hard to cope with. Makes us realize how much of a coping mechanism running can be. Hope you continue to make "great strides" in both running and on the job front.

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RUNNER_TIFF_07 6/29/2011 8:26AM

    This is so AWESOME to read!!!! I'd been waiting for a blog where you'd been able to run :). Hope the next run goes even better! :)

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L3DESIGNS 6/26/2011 9:31PM

    great job getting out running

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PRINCESSNURSE 6/26/2011 7:49PM

    HURRAY!!!!!! I wish I had been there, but I did the mudathelon in Anderson on Saturday, let me know when you sign up for a 5 k and we could run together!

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CCSDESTINY 6/26/2011 1:54PM

    WHOOOOOHOOOOO!! I am so happy for you!!!! You are such an inspiration for me, especially as I am laid up right now, with no end in sight yet, knowing I will be starting out with baby steps again too! I know how excited you are and I am excited to watch your slow and steady progress :)

RUN JOHN RUN!! emoticon

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TPETRIE 6/26/2011 1:34PM

  What an achievement. You should be very proud of yourself for making this first move again. Keep up the great work. emoticon

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