By: Mindi Giftos- Friend of Fleet Feet Sports
After building slowly over the last 12 weeks, I just ran 40+ miles this week. 100% pain free. The last time I could say that was September 2014.
Since that time, I've consulted with 3 doctors, 3 chiros and 4 PTs. I've had 3 MRIs, many hours of PT, one surgical procedure done, one surgical procedure recommended that I declined, and ARPwave therapy. I've had countless starts and stops during the last 2.5 years that have been dejecting and, at times, downright depressing. But I did not give up. Last September, I rebuilt a whole new team of health care providers and they helped me achieve this new beginning. I am so very grateful.
Losing my ability to train was so hard. Regaining it now feels so damn good. If you are able to run - or do whatever your "thing" is - appreciate every moment of it. It is a gift.