I began slowly and then all of the friends decided to do something crazy and sign up for a race. Most of us signed up for a half marathon and 2 of them decided to run a full marathon. In one year the majority of us went from never having run before to completing long distance races. It was amazing and I became addicted. I LOVE running!
I've always struggled with back issues, but when we moved to Canada 4.5 years ago something happened. Maybe it's because Justin and I did all of the unloading of our van by ourselves, who knows, but I threw my back out worse than I had ever done before that. I couldn't move. I had a hard time recovering from it all and never really did. I got it good enough to run another half marathon and shortly after that it went out again. I tried therapy after therapy after therapy and I know how to maintain my back now, but I have to be VERY careful. If my back goes I cannot take care of my kids. If my back goes I cannot even take Evan to the bathroom or get him out of bed.
I didn't think that I would ever be able to run again and yet lately (after years of TLC) i was starting to feel more strength in my back. I felt like just maybe I could try running again.
Long story short .... I can run successfully again. Maybe not quite like I used to but time will tell!
I got to take a "momcation" last month and had a whirlwind experience in good ol' California with my family. I don't feel like I need to write out the experience since my Daddy did an excellent job of that already and he has WAY more pictures than I have so please pop over to his blog and discover .......
this was my backyard in Florida. Do you see the track??
Told you I wasn't exaggerating!