Hello all! Happy 2017!!
I know I have off the grid in the blogging world for quite awhile. Well it’s been a crazy year again and now I am looking forward to a new year with some goals that I feel are really attainable.
First, to recap the year. I started 2016 with wanting to get back into running in a big way. I felt that 2016 was the year of taking care of myself physically. The year before that I was fumbling around trying to get used to my life as a newly divorced women. Unfortunately, training didn’t work out due to what I thought at the time as really bad tendonitis in my arch. I decided to start slowly by going to gym at lunch with my work friend and doing light runs.
Late spring my boyfriend had to have heart surgery. That was truly difficult to watch someone you love go through that. He got through surgery like a champ and the following three months I was taking care of him. I’m glad I was here for him through all of that.
In between it all I managed to do the Chase Corporate Challenge in the summer. It was a 3.5 mile race which I was in complete agony. My ankle was swollen the next day big time. I came to realize that it was more than nagging tendonitis. My doctor sent me to a podiatrist who sent me for some tests. The diagnosis was accessory navicular (extra bone) of my foot with a partial tear in the tendon surrounding that bone. Now it was my turn for surgery. He took out the extra bone and fixed the tear.
So here we are at the being of 2017 with new goals. I feel quite blessed that I have a second chance with my running and I don’t plan on squandering it. I’m not there yet but everyday it gets better. I’m not sure how regularly I’ll post but I would like to keep a journal of my progress.
What goals do you have in the coming year? What kinds of setbacks have you overcome?