Though I never really gave up on running, I felt like I had because I couldn't run, silly as that might sound.
Yet, it's motivational pictures like this one that give me hope that my first run post-injury won't be all bad:
It starts to click...Oh yeah, I remember that! It may have been a while but I still remember how good I feel after a good run (or sweaty spin class!)
And though I feel like I'm starting over, I realize I'm not, really. Yes, I'm going to have to rebuild some of my endurance but I'm always surprised how quickly my body reminds me it remembers that
I am a runner. It's what I love to do and it's an integral part of who I am. Weeks off due to injury has given me a new appreciation for running - even the bad runs.
All that being said, I can't wait to get back out there.
Gotta run....soon! :)