Today was my first run since well before my surgery, and it felt great to finally be active again.
The downside, though, is that I was huffing and puffing before the first mile – a far cry from the effortless nine milers I was doing a few months ago. Of course, I attribute part of this to my eight week “beer and pizza” recovery program, which led me to gain more than a few extra pounds (ahh, but it was worth it!).
Anyway…it’s nice to start to feel like myself again, despite the fact that I now have a hunk of metal in my neck.