Running Again


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…




One thought on “Running Again

  1. We work like a horse.
    We eat like a pig.
    We like to play chicken.
    You can get someone’s goat.
    We can be as slippery as a snake.
    We get dog tired.
    We can be as quiet as a mouse.
    We can be as quick as a cat.
    Some of us are as strong as an ox.
    People try to buffalo others.
    Some are as ugly as a toad.
    We can be as gentle as a lamb.
    Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
    Some of us drink like a fish.
    We can be as proud as a peacock.
    A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
    You can get a frog in your throat.
    We can be a lone wolf.
    But I’m having a whale of a time!

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    Best wishes for continued ascendancy,

    ‘Thought & Humor’
    Cyber-Humor & Cyber-Thought
    Harvard Humor Club

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