Detour and RoadblocksAugust 28, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
In life we face detours and challenges. We face this in all aspects of our life.
Running was a big part of my high school and college life. It helped boost the confidence of short, thin, underachieving student. Not being able to run put a serious dent to my psyche. I remember when I first broke my knee and I eventually needed to have an ACL to prevent it from deteriorating any further. There was nothing worse then walking into a hospital perfectly fine and then rolling out on a wheelchair. The rehabilitation was long hard and very trying. It was small steps and i slowly got better. i hurt my knee again and did a better job on my second round of rehab and therapy. I always kept a brave face.
I finally recovered and i continue to run. I was finally able to run a Marathon and I would dabble in triathlons when I had time.
But in the last two years i have been bothered by a common medical problem gnetically inherited from my mom. I was finally getting better but last month when the symptoms appeared again.
I went to see the doctor and scans confirmed it. I went for the procedure and after three weeks of recovery I took another scan. The X-ray was inconclusive so I had to go for a CT scan. Lo and behold my prayers were answered. It’s almost completely clear and I have gotten the green light to carry on with my life.
I know it can come again so I need to adjust my diet and keep an eye for any symptoms.
It’s true what they say. It’s not how many times you fall but how many times you pick yourself up and wipe dust of your body, put on a big smile and carry on.
Starting over is not easy but I am ready to pick it all up and look for a target race
The Animo triathlon in December is right at my backyard and I look forward crossing the finish line.
Remember to never lose hope and see you all at the starting line..