Healing Up

It's really tough sitting on the sidelines.

Since my ambulance ride to the hospital, days on IV narcotics & muscle relaxers to get my spasms & pain under control, and 2 weeks off from work, I am slowly feeling like myself again. I'm back at work light duty (no lifting any patients), and have been getting more into my physical therapy exercises. I've been dying to get on my running shoes…

I asked my PT yesterday if she thought I was ready to go for a run. Now, being a PT myself, I think I have a pretty good gauge of what I can handle, but I also don't want to overlook things because of the crazy runner who is buried inside me. She looked at me a little crazy, and said maybe a fast walk or slow jog for a mile. Not much, but i'll take it! It's on my list for tomorrow. I've been able to get on my bike trainer a few times for some easy pedaling, and have been working on my core stabilization and back exercises.

Life since marriage has been good. I need to post some pictures for those of you still reading to see! Kevin has been a trooper through it all, and been amazing through this whole injury process. I really put him through the test only 5 months in!

We celebrated Valentine's Day with a nice dinner out, and dessert at home. 

Hope you all had a wonderful V-day and are getting some good runs in for me!

It's Been a Long time...

I have a lot of catching up to do.

I'm coming back to this blog, in the same place as when I started it.  Laid up, unable to exercise, getting frustrated at the lack of health and fitness in my life. I originally started this blog while recovering from foot surgery almost 4 years ago.
You can read my first post HERE

Right now, I am stuck pretty immobile with a bad back. I've had issues in the past, but we'll keep this first post short and sweet by saying that it was simply the worst pain I'd ever experienced, and unable to move I was taken by ambulance on a stretcher to the hospital.

I'm doing a little better now, I'll even explain more later, but for now, I'm happy to say I'm back to blogging again.

Did you miss me?