1. This whole right quad thing is taking WAY longer than I ever expected it to heal and be back to 100% . I am sure it would have healed a lot faster if I were able to just take the time off running/exercising in general when it happened, but I go CRAZY if I can't do something. It is getting there. I was talking to a gal at work Tuesday and she said her husband tore his quad ten years ago and it still acts up. Not really the kind of thing I want to hear.
Makes me wonder if I am going to have to give up on the whole speedy runner thing and accept a slower pace. It does great if I keep the pace 8:30 to 9:30ish.
I wonder if I can do that and be happy about.
2. Don't get me wrong I am extremely grateful and happy I am running. An incredibly gifted and compassionate surgeon that I have worked with for over the last at least 10 or 12 years had a pretty big stroke a couple of months ago. He was an avid fitness enthusiasts and we shared a love of Bodyrock and HIIT workouts in general. He also had recently completed a century ride.
Now they don't know if he will ever operate again. He is in very intense rehab just to get back to the basics right now. I can't even begin to describe how much his patients loved him. They would put up with longer wait times to get surgery and appointments to go and see him. He has three young children.
So yes I am grateful to be able to run. Every time, I start feeling sorry for myself I remember Mike and I run for him because he can't right now. That he didn't like to run because it bothered his knees and he would rather bike is totally beside the point. I am running because I can and I am grateful.
All about perspective.
3. My daughter made a bed on the coffee table yesterday and to our great surprise she not only went to sleep there happily at bedtime, she slept there ALL night.