May 19, 2005 by Isaac Hovet
During the last few years I have morphed several times:
- From 290 lbs to 230 lbs (now at 255)
- Out of shape (1999–2000) to running a marathon (2001) to out of shape (got married) to running a 47 minute 10k (April 2004) to out of shape– due to knee injury– (November 2004 to present).
I have gingerly started running again. I have a spot on my femur (the end that is a part of the knee joint) that doesn’t get adequate blood supply and therefore doesn’t heal right (probably started when I was 10 or 12). I have always felt it off on on, but last October it kept me from even walking right. That is when I had it diagnosed.
To correct the problem I must endure two surgeries (both of which will have me on crutches for 6–8 weeks). And it will cost us $$$. Originally I was going to begin the process this month, but in February I learned that I am going to Europe this July. (No fun being in Europe on crutches). So we put it off.
As of late my knee has felt great. So I have been running again. I love it.
I feel like I am being myself.
I feel so free…huffing and puffing, squeezing out 10 minute miles…I feel truly alive out there pounding the asphalt and trails…
Today I feel it in my knee a bit. I doubt it will keep me down until the pain keeps me from walking…
Maybe it is just time to morph again…