Remember that Sinead O’Connor song, Nothing Compares to You? She starts out singing…”It’s been 7 hours and 15 days since you took your love away…”
Well that’s how I felt this morning. So with my best Sinead impression… It’s been 17 hours and 34 days since I have run. During this time away from running, it was hard and several times I thought I was losing my mind. I had surgery on the 14th of September and doctor’s orders, I wasn’t able to run for 4 weeks. In some ways, it was good timing because I knew I would be cleared to run in Hawaii and it was something to look forward to. But the last few weeks at work were hard and I had no outlet to let out my frustration.
This morning I got up and headed out the door. This was my starting line. This was the beginning of starting fresh…
While visiting Hawaii, I have a 3 mile route that I try to do everyday. It’s just up a hill, to the end of the road, and back to our condo. It’s a simple route but it’s beautiful. Running this morning felt good, slow but good.
I could spend more time focusing on why the last 4 weeks were hard but I’m not going to, it’s in the past. I think Sinead says it says it best…even though she’s not talking about running, nothing compares to you er should I say running.