On this last day of April, I wanted to keep the commitment I made to myself when I started this blog nearly two years ago (just before my first hip scope – on my left side) to post at least once a month. (Whew, just made it!) I also thought it was about time that I check in again.
I’ve been swamped with grad school lately. This has also been a challenging spring – but not because of any problems with my hips. Or knees. Or anything orthopedic, for that matter. My (now-former) dentist did a poor job putting in a dental bridge a couple of years ago, so I have to have the work redone, along with root canal therapy, which I just completed today.
I continue to recover well from my two scopes. These surgeries, I’ve learned, leave us vulnerable, which is why I have been extra careful not to overdo my workouts. I am running three to five miles at a clip, at least three times a week, take a spin class and lift at least once a week; and so far I’ve been just fine. (I also try to squeeze in some of my PT exercises each week.) The plan now is to up my mileage ever so gradually this summer.
My thoughts and prayers, meanwhile, remain with the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Boston happened to be my very first marathon – I ran the 100th running in 1996, the one year they opened the race to nonqualifiers. So it will always have a very special place in my heart.
I promise not to wait too long to write again.