Saturday, March 13, 2010

Back at it...

So, the blog has been neglected for a bit. I was feeling pretty negative for awhile and thought it would be lame to be a negative blogger. Who wants that?!

It was really hard for me to stop all activity for a few months. This, coupled with the fact that the sun did not come out in Ohio for 52 days in a row, created bad attitude Mary.

As hard as it was to stop and let my hip recover, I know it was the right thing to do. Now, I can come back healed, healthy, stronger and a bit smarter in how I train.

So, it’s official….after 96 days on crutches in 2009, hip surgery and 12 weeks off, I’m back at it again.

I’m swimming, I’m biking and…well, I’m walking. I want to say running but I’m not there yet. However, I’m working with an amazing running coach and he’s got me on a crazy strength rehab program….lots of core and leg/hip strength to get back into shape. Once I’m a little stronger, I’ll start running again.

The past three months have been a great time to focus on other areas of my life . I’ve made some progress on the work front; have been baking up a storm (I really want to be on Ace of Cakes); can play the guitar (not well, but I’m trying); and I’m getting certified in personal training (why?…not really sure, but why not?).

Overall, this whole process has made me realize that while triathlon is a huge part of my life and something that I really have a passion and love for, it doesn’t define me.

That said, it sure feels good to be back doing something that I love.