This is a blog about running, right?
1. Like I said, cleared to run. I only ran 10-20 seconds before having to stop, and my IT has been swollen, sore, and inflamed ever since. I think I'm going to give it another week (next Tuesday) and try again. I am not upset about this at all. It's part of recovery. And to be honest, I'm not really looking forward to the first week or two back, where I can only run 1/2 mile at a time and my HR is maxed out and it takes me 6 minutes and my heart feels like it is going to explode.
2. Today is 6 weeks exactly since surgery. Even looking down a long slow comeback, I know I made the right decision.
3. Today is the poet's birthday! Happy Birthday to a great man. There is no one I'd rather be walking next to.