It’s been a bit since I’ve done any running. Really it hasn’t been long at all, but it feels like forever. It will probably be another week or so until I lace up too. Seeing as I’ve still got sutures and probably wouldn’t make it around the block, I see no rush anyway. That being said, I think recovery is going pretty well.
I’m still dealing with what appears to be low calcium levels which does cause me to get tingles in my hands, face, and sometimes feet, but nothing horrible. This seems to be more so in the morning as night is when I go the longest without calcium supplements. Hopefully, this is a temporary thing as it’s a little annoying. Other than that, I would say things are looking pretty good. Can’t really complain at all. I’ve probably been getting more sleep than I’ve done in years. Last night, I slept the entire night through. Literally 8 hours straight. I know. Amazing stuff there!
I will say that although I’m not itching to lace up, I am thinking it. I’m thinking about how much stamina I’m loosing while not running. You know what they say, “if you don’t use it, your loose it.” Seeing I didn’t have tons to loose to begin with I’m wondering how hard it’s going to be to get back out there. I’ve purposely got nothing on the books to train for as I don’t want to rush back into something.
So as I’m thinking about these things, I sit down and open Facebook and see a memory from 2 years ago today.
My first Marathon.
Only 2 short years ago. I remind myself how far I’ve come. That the impossible becomes possible. That with hard work and determination there is nothing that is out of my grasp. This recovery is just a minor hiccup and there is only more adventures to come.