It's been over a month since I've written something on this blog. Lame, I know. I have been busy with holidays, travel, etc. etc. But, that's not why I've been absent.
I think I've been in a bit of a grieving period. I miss my (somewhat) healthy knees.
I have gone through denial (way back in August), sadness (the blue period = Sept/Oct), anger (November & December) and finally...acceptance.
I am scheduled for knee surgery on Wednesday. I am not expecting miracles. I know my knees won't miraculously become the way they were when I was a youngster. But, I do have hopes that I can bike relatively pain-free again (although that my require some work on my other knee, too) and maybe even run a little.
It helped to have coffee with two of my original Trigirl training buddies (SanDee J and Carmen). We reminisced about doing the ACAC sprint tri in sub-freezing temperatures and competing at Naylor's with hangovers (I never said I was hardcore, people).
I loved doing those sweet, fairly short triathlons. And - I wasn't in bad shape, either.
And so, SanDee J and I are hoping to do the Pink Power sprint tri in August. It will be like old times again.
And that makes me smile.
Life goes on....thankfully.