Friday, November 8, 2013

Don't Call It A Comeback

But seriously, don't.  I'm not quite there yet.

But first, I will say that this post is shamefully overdue, and apologies are in order.  When we last left the world of Hamlin House, I was enjoying a well-deserved break in the tropical Midwest.  Then I trained for and completed my fourth half-marathon in Indianapolis, which was, as always, AWESOME. 

Then the pain started.

My running slowed, then stopped.  Then it got painful to walk.  Six months later, and I'm going to physical therapy for treatment for plantar fasciitis and bone spurs in both feet. 

Not being able to run has been tough.  First I denied it. Then I wallowed in self-pity. Then I went all anti-Paleo and ate carbs for five weeks straight.  I finally pulled myself together when I saw this video:

Inspiring, right?  I still can't run yet, but I did find something else to bust my butt at while I heal.  Tomorrow, I'm joining others on a 120-mile bike ride from Atlanta to Cedartown, GA and back to raise funds for Mission Year.  It's a great way for me to think outside myself, and to push my limits in a new way.  I hope you'll consider supporting me on my ride by donating here.

I desperately want to be running again, but until my glorious comeback, I'm pretty pumped that I can at least do this.  

Anyway, I'm glad to be back and sharing my view of the world from Hamlin House.  Hope you missed me. :)