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Renewal

I'm running again!

After months of PT, rest, and acupuncture, the maddening nerve tingling has stopped. I have now run four glorious days in a row! with no issues.

I'm taking a rest day today. Playing it safe. Being conservative.

Brittany and I went for a fantastic nighttime trail run a couple of days ago. The scent of wood smoke from someone's fireplace, the crisp air, the tunnel vision from my headlamp, slipping in ankle deep leaves - it all made me feel so alive and so happy to be off the treadmill and on the trail!

Here's a photo of one of my favorite sections, taken this past summer. There are a LOT more leaves on it now.

Delicious downhill section of trail in Rock Creek Park
I also got to run with my lunchtime running buddy, who's also on the comeback, making it an extra-sweet return for both of us.

I haven't done any fast or hard training yet. I'm taking it easy, celebrating simply being able to do what I love.

Happy New Year!!

15 comments:

  1. Welcome back, hooray for running again!

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  2. Oh that night trail run sounds incredible. Hope your have a healthy, safe, injury-free year :)

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  3. This makes me so happy. Can't wait to run with you!

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  4. Yay for you; so glad you are back at it.

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  5. Yay to good health! Injuries suck, but they do have a way of reminding us how amazing it is to be back running again. Here's to an ass-kickin' 2011!

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  6. WOOP! So glad to read this, and hoping we can run/laugh together soon! Happy 2011!

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  7. Glad to hear that you're making your way back!!

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  8. Great to read about you enjoying yourself on the trail again!

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  9. Fantastic news! A night trail run sounds awesome.

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  10. SO HAPPY FOR YOU! There's nothing like that first run "back" to remind you of how much you dearly love this sport. Keep that love in your heart as your training progresses!

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  11. YAY! I'm glad you feel back-to-normal. Ready for a WUS run again this week?

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  12. Love it! I've still never run in Rock Creek Park - I think I need to take a field trip :)

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  13. Beautiful trail! I'm so jealous! Glad your back in form and feeling great about it! Here's to a great season and all the wonderful things that go with it!

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  14. Welcome back. You picture is making me yearn for springtime here in DC.

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