Thursday, April 24, 2014

NYNM: Week 18

They told me I had the knee of a 60 year old woman.
And that I wouldn't be able to run after August 7, 2013.
On April 19th I went for my first outdoor run since that day.
I was running into 40 mph winds and I was scared, but I took a deep breath and put one foot in front of the other.
Before I knew it I had gone 4 miles and I had way more gas in my tank, so I took another turn making it 5 miles.
I still felt great so I took one last turn.  
I made it 6 miles before I had flashbacks of my six weeks spent on crutches and decided to stop.
I ran 3 of those 6 miles pain free for the first time in 10 years.
I pray someday my knees will allow me to run as far as the rest of my body can so I don't have to stop.  
Because I could have gone forever.
You know those runners highs they talk about?
They exist.
Boy do they exist.
So today, I celebrate, even though this morning's weigh in wasn't anything to write a blog post about.
I celebrate overcoming obstacles.
I celebrate the fact that being a stubborn German comes in handy once in a while.
I celebrate losing a total of 31.2 pounds and 21 inches over the last 18 weeks.
I celebrate change!  
"Change starts with you, but it doesn't start until you do." -- Tom Ziglar

This quote really hit home with me today.

I'm ready to change things up this week so good things keep happening!

Are you?

1 comment:

  1. HOORAY!!!!!!!!! 21 inches ... that is almost the length of Claire!!!