Tuesday, April 18, 2017



Dear Running,

I have missed you dearly.  You were my best friend for so long.  My confidant. My go to.  Then, I fell.  Had a hidden tear.  For two years I abandoned you until I could take it no more.  Surgery fixed the tear and we started being friends again.  Not best friends.... maybe acquaintances.  We had a pretty good stretch but then.... another setback.  A tweak of my knee sent me back to the elliptical, bike, and other machines that I still detest to this day. After a few cartilage injections the pain remains, but I don't care anymore. I NEED YOU!

Two days in a row you and I have been reconnecting.  Today I tasted our friendship again.  I was lost in the cadence of my feet hitting the pavement.  The breath that was coming in my nose and out of my mouth in a very familiar pattern.  I could have been lost in you forever but we stopped our euphoria at 4 miles because grass needed to be cut. :)

I hope our time apart is not as long as it's been in the past.  I hope to revisit you every 2 to 3 times a week.
Your forever, faithful friend,