Wednesday, November 16, 2011

On The Road Again!

  On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again! Those lyrics were so true these past two weeks for me. My 1st cataract surgery was Nov. 2nd and my second was Nov. 9th, so I haven't run since Nov. 1st. Evidently since the surgery is so successful and relatively safe, the recovery must take longer to be on the safe side. If I had been a golfer instead of a runner I could have been back at in 2 days after each sugery instead of having to wait a week after the 2nd one. Something about running and bouncing upn and down on the road. Who told my Dr. I fell a lot while running?
    My favorite line of all my instructions was where it read: Wait one week to do any strenuous exercise. Wait 2 days before you play golf, Evidently they have never seen me play golf-lot of chasing golf balls in the woods.
    I did manage to learn 2 things with this time off. 1.-At age 62 you lose a lot more of your conditioning in two weeks off and 2.-It hurts more when you start back. Actually I guess that's basically the same thing so I guess I just learned 1 thing, so I'm not as smart as I thought I was. The important thing is that I am running again and I can see clearly. No more will I be able to get off course on a race and blame it on the course official. Now I will be able to see the official pointing at the turn and not just think she was just waving at me because I am so darn cute in my running shorts.
    Anyway-as my friends at Brooks Running say-"Run Happy"! I know I am.