Okay, I realize that it's about this time every year that I write about how I'm taking up running today. There's something about a beautiful day with temperatures kissing 70 and an abundance of early evening light that makes me want to lace up my blue sneakers and hit the road.
Today was a little different. You see, it's been almost a year since my fabulous idea to throw a few lunges and squats into my sad little exercise program. That didn't last long. Somewhere after my first session of squats and lunges I felt a pain in my right knee. The pain grew until I found it pretty much impossible to walk.
One thing led to another, and then last July I had a little arthroscopic surgery to repair my meniscus.
I realized today that I have not run two steps since that initial injury. Knowing it's been almost a year since I ran any distance at all fueled my determination to get out there and see what I could do.
It was tough, but it was also strange feeling the acceleration of my stride as I stretched out my legs from a walk to a very, very slow jog.
Who knows if my knees will cooperate? I hope they do- even though I've never been a real runner, I've enjoyed being someone who runs every now and then.
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