Today was a good day. 3 months after a cycling crash that almost killed me, I was told by my hip and back specialist that my bones are healed. When I was in his office last month I was still using a walker. Over the last month, there has been tremendous bone growth in all directions. The MD was a bit surprised and I didn’t know if that was good or bad. He said it was very very good.
I am now clear to do what I want and can. I still have significant pain. Bones heal much quicker than soft tissue. I also have a head injury and some potential nerve damage in my arm and shoulder.
The MD told me that I can ease back into life and training. I am a coach for a living so I know HOW to do this. On the drive home I was thinking that I just didn’t know what to do with myself. So, I went for a run. I ran 3.5 miles in a run/walk manner. I use pain as my impetus to stop.
I cannot truly express how grateful I am. I attribute my healing to these things:
I am overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. It is a great Fall day. As I was running today I thought of all of the amazing things in life that I still have the chance to do. I am THRILLED to run. COMPLETELY. But, I realized that if I wasn’t able to run I’d be ok. I’d really be ok.
Live your life the way you want it. So many people have told me to have realistic expectations. They are no longer part of my team. I survived and I am going to do great things with this life. Love and Peace my friends. Walk the Line.