This week has been great. First, I had my six week post-surgery appointment and the doctor cleared me up for everything else, weights, kickboxing, LIFE. I am back to where I was pre-surgery, all healed and not only that, pain free. This week was a special week of sorts, not only because I was cleared but it was the first week of higher mileage since January. I would dare to say, for the whole 2014.
I did run one 50mpw in 2014, in January, the week of the Disney Marathon but I never felt the way I feel today after running 44 miles this week. I am running slower than pre-surgery, yes, but I don't have that mechanical impediment nor my abs hurt after 1 hour of running.
My next marathon is 17 weeks away. 2014 might not be a year for PRs and I understand and can live with that. But it WILL be a year of no pain, easy runs, and enjoyment. Something that has been lacking from my life since October.
Bring it on!