I was going to do a big positive post about the fact it is my 4th runnerversay this week. 7th June to be precise. But I'm still not running after the op yet and it's getting to me a bit. I try not to let it as I just have to look at MrRfc and see him bounding about with energy and looking and feeling so well and I know I would never make any other decision, I am having a little trouble keeping up with him and his steroids 😀.
My 12 weeks healing has finished but now I have to work on recovery. I have lost a lot of core muscles due to the bigger op they had to do (6.5 hours instead of 3) so my physio has put me into a special six week core rehab program which I start on Monday. Once a week but lots of homework, she also want me to start swimming up to 3 times a week along with my walks. But no running. She is worried if I start running I will Boom and Bust and my recovery will take Even longer, due to my lack of core stability.
So this got me thinking about what running has brought to my life over the last four years and it has to be without doubt. Patience and moderation, two things that I wasn't very good at before. This is really helping me to take the time to get over the op and do it properly. I know I will run again but when the time is right and on the days when I'm feeling petulant about it all I remind myself time is all I need and I have that. I will be ready for my HM next March, my physio has assured me if I do this right it will be no problem.
I would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you for everyone for the wonderful support over the last couple of years as we got ready for transplant, you have all been amazing and it has made life so much easier. Four years running and four years of support and friendship, thank you my friends. ❤️ Rfc xxx.