So if you don't know me, you won't know that I had/have a sort of love affair with running. It might have even been borderline overboard at times. But that is how love is. I ran when I was stressed, happy, sad, overwhelmed, needed time to pray..it was time for me, and I loved it. ...the love affair has taken a hiatus. In April I hurt my lower back..trying to pick Betsy up..without bending- you know, the way gym teachers/health providers always warn about. So doc said it was ligament....waited 6 weeks...still ran a little...went back to the doc...got an MRI...found out I have herniated discs. So the last time I ran was last week...don't tell ;) and it was really painful...
I see these New Balance commercials and they make me want to cry... the "so I broke up with running" ones .
More background. My husband and I were not fit when we met...neither of us. We didn't work out....we weighed a bunch more...wore much bigger clothes, etc. So Bill got a new job where he was in charge of his squadron's PT (work out) program. He HAD to run....started seeing changes...ran more..pushed other people...etc.
I got accepted to Combat Camera...HAD to run...saw changes....ran more etc.
So we run together...I was super pregnant...but I would run behind him...pushing Wesley in the running stroller sometimes.. Bill runs the Chicago marathon. One of the hardest, proudest moments of his life!!
Point...I love running...WE love running. I was asked today at physical therapy ..."do you like yoga?"