A wizard is never late…………

…………. nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.

I was cruising along well “ahead” of schedule from this surgery when suddenly I had hip and groin pain that was so painful I wondered if I would eve run again.

I can’t really explain what it was, but the pain was deep and with every step it hurt.

It seemed like just another set back in years of running set backs. Just another delay that would make me “late” for running again.

I spent the next 3 weeks in A.R.T. Getting worked on and thinking nothing was getting better and getting more and more frustrated by the day

After my last visit we left it as maybe I would look at some other options and then just as suddenly as it got bad things started to improve – So much so that I got out and ran this weekend on Saturday and worked for many hours on the trails in Letchworth on Sunday.

I guess the thing here to remember for me is that I need to start thinking of running and the longevity I want to get out of it as much as the spirit of competition that I get from it.

I want to run into my twilight years, but I want to do so in a healthy way.

I want to be able to climb mountains again and put in sun up to sun down days again.

I knew I needed to make some changes, so I did.

I recently made the switch to a mostly vegetarian diet – Some reasons for health and some for ethics. Overall it seems like a smart decision for me and it is forcing me to actually think about what I am eating.

I will be making the switch to whole foods as well… As best as I can. Sort of the Forks over Knives model 

I know it’s not for everyone, and I am not looking to debate why, but I am going to give this a go. I also got some blood work done at the start of this month, and at the end of 1 month I am betting I will see a noticeable difference in the numbers when I go in again.

So the story really says that I will be running again when I am meant to and I am willing to go through a little bit more to get there. I will arrive, precisely when I mean to.

 

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