Yesterday, I went on my very first bike ride since I tore my post tib tendon last year. It’s crazy to think I haven’t been on my bike in 6 months. It felt great.
I took things very easy. My ride was short and I didn’t even wear a Garmin to track my distance. I was just enjoying the beautiful NC weather and celebrating the fact that I’m getting back into the things that I love to do. That ride meant a lot to me.
My life has been kind of crazy lately. In less than a year, I got divorced, had a knee scope, moved, my job changed a lot, I tore my posterior tibial tendon, I had to have a cystectomy and then my car was stolen and totaled. Let’s just say that taking it a day at a time has been an understatement. I think dealing with my knee issue and then tearing my tendon made things worse because it took away my favorite stress reliever.
But not all negative things come out of bad situations, and I can honestly sit here and say that all of the things I have been through have only made me stronger and have brought me to a good place. When I got divorced, I was SO scared of what life was going to be like on my own. But after all of the shit I have dealt with, I see that I am perfectly capable of handling life’s adventures.
I had a feeling deep down recently that life moving forward for me was very much going to be a fresh start for me. I am enjoying the bachelorette life and I feel great physically. I have started to ease back into the gym and things have gone really well. My perfect ride yesterday was kind of like a sign from the big man upstairs that things are all good in the hood.
New Running Sneaks
In celebration of all of this, I got a new pair of running shoes. After discussing my knee and foot issues with my local running store, I decided to go with the Brooks Transcends. These shoes are supportive but a little more cushiony than my Adrenalines. I’m excited to see how I do with them.
I’ve been pretty open about my concerns about running given my knee and foot issue. I’m not sure how far these shoes will take me, but I’m excited to give things a try. I’m still going to be smart about things, though.
What running shoes do you wear?
Are you brand loyal? I once tried to venture away from Brooks and it was no bueno.
Have you been through any life challenges lately and if so, what kept you moving forward?