I officially have less than one week till my surgery and I'm starting to feel the nerves, finally. Up to this point I've just been ridiculously excited and gauging all measurements of time as "before surgery" and "after surgery" like, "the kids will take their school pictures before the surgery" and "I have to pick up my prescription refill after surgery." It seems completely unreal right now, like it's never going to get here. I guess I've waited 11 years for this so I'm just in disbelief that is is actually going to happen.
I've been hitting the gym hard lately because I know that I'm going to be out of commission for a little while and I guess I don't want to lose too much fitness....I'm not really sure if this works but it makes sense in my head so I'm sticking with it. I'm really concerned about when I will be able to get back to running, I've been having some really amazing runs lately. I've been focusing on my breathing when it starts to get tough and it has really helped me get past the discomfort and get my second wind. Yesterday I managed a 3 mile run in 29 minutes even, I felt amazing. I really didn't feel like running but I knew that I would regret it if I didn't so I got myself out the door. The weather was a little chilly (ie perfect running weather) and I never felt like I needed to walk, it doesn't get much better than that.
Ever have the perfect run on a day you didn't even want to walk out the door? It kinda makes your whole day.