Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Tears

I RAN!!!

Yesterday, after more than four weeks of not running, I RAN! I have never been so happy with a 1.5-mile run in my entire life!
It was perhaps one of the slowest 1.5 miles I've ever logged, but I LOGGED THEM, dang it! I also stopped every half mile to gauge how my knee was doing, but I DID IT!! I must have looked like the biggest goofball ever in the gym, trotting away on my treadmill with a giant grin on my face.

I stretched out really well afterward, and as I was driving home, basking in my own success, I started getting emotional. I kid you not. But these were happy tears. As soon as I parked my car, I trotted (again!) over to Miss Jennica's house to celebrate. I may or may not have hopped up and down on her porch using only my good leg as I shrieked (and cried again) with her about my 1.5-mile achievement.

I already feel so much better about life--I cannot even express the relief and the happiness and my overflow of emotions yesterday spilled out in happy tears. Yay!

1 comment:

  1. I'm soooooo proud of you and happy at the same time. You made it through what must have been the most agonizing and painful days of your life without running. It was a test of a lot of different things and the tears of gratitude are what show how much you missed it. You are amazing!! Oh the trials we face :) I hope you were able to recover fully and back to your Lafonda self again