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Hello running, I missed you! This week will mark my six months of training and getting healthy again. A big part of me getting healthy mentally and physically is that I am actually running again and not jogging. As busy as my life is I always tell people the common denominator of my life has been running and track and field. This sport and activity has brought me so much happiness. It has taught me how to be disciplined and dedicated. I learned how to achieve goals that were never imaginable. It has provided me an opportunity to get my education and develop my professional careers. Allowed me to travel this great country of ours and the world. Most importantly, I have met so many amazing people listened to their stories and have even made lifelong friends. As life has it, things become difficult and we sometimes get lost in the forest. I always told people I was a runner but in fact over the last two decades I barely became a jogger. How bitter a pill it was not able to run anymore. Being a track and field coach, sports medicine physician and surgeon, I always thought I was a runner but in fact I was living vicariously through my athletes. It got to the point that I was so out of shape that running actually hurt and the downward spiral continued. After six months of dedicating myself to a better lifestyle I can confirm that I progressed from a walker, to jogger and back to a runner. I am not fast but I am able to run and enjoy the experience. Most of all I have been able to get back into the zone and feel that 'runners high'. In the last month I have been able to complete a 10K and 5K and if I continue to improve maybe even think about running some age group track races. Who knows... maybe hurdles one day. For all those people that believe it is impossible or cannot be done again just remember put 1 foot in front of the other and in time you'll be happy with the results. I hope to see you out there.

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Hello Running My Old Friend...

Hello running, I missed you! This week will mark my six months of training and getting healthy again. A big part of me getting healthy mentally and physically is that I am actually running again and not jogging. As busy as my life is I always tell people the common denominator of my life has been running and track and field. This sport and activity has brought me so much happiness. It has taught me how to be disciplined and dedicated. I learned how to achieve goals that were never imaginable. It has provided me an opportunity to get my education and develop my professional careers. Allowed me to travel this great country of ours and the world. Most importantly, I have met so many amazing people listened to their stories and have even made lifelong friends. As life has it, things become difficult and we sometimes get lost in the forest. I always told people I was a runner but in fact over the last two decades I barely became a jogger. How bitter a pill it was not able to run anymore. Being a track and field coach, sports medicine physician and surgeon, I always thought I was a runner but in fact I was living vicariously through my athletes. It got to the point that I was so out of shape that running actually hurt and the downward spiral continued. After six months of dedicating myself to a better lifestyle I can confirm that I progressed from a walker, to jogger and back to a runner. I am not fast but I am able to run and enjoy the experience. Most of all I have been able to get back into the zone and feel that 'runners high'. In the last month I have been able to complete a 10K and 5K and if I continue to improve maybe even think about running some age group track races. Who knows... maybe hurdles one day. For all those people that believe it is impossible or cannot be done again just remember put 1 foot in front of the other and in time you'll be happy with the results. I hope to see you out there.

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Hello Running My Old Friend...

Hello running, I missed you! This week will mark my six months of training and getting healthy again. A big part of me getting healthy mentally and physically is that I am actually running again and not jogging. As busy as my life is I always tell people the common denominator of my life has been running and track and field. This sport and activity has brought me so much happiness. It has taught me how to be disciplined and dedicated. I learned how to achieve goals that were never imaginable. It has provided me an opportunity to get my education and develop my professional careers. Allowed me to travel this great country of ours and the world. Most importantly, I have met so many amazing people listened to their stories and have even made lifelong friends. As life has it, things become difficult and we sometimes get lost in the forest. I always told people I was a runner but in fact over the last two decades I barely became a jogger. How bitter a pill it was not able to run anymore. Being a track and field coach, sports medicine physician and surgeon, I always thought I was a runner but in fact I was living vicariously through my athletes. It got to the point that I was so out of shape that running actually hurt and the downward spiral continued. After six months of dedicating myself to a better lifestyle I can confirm that I progressed from a walker, to jogger and back to a runner. I am not fast but I am able to run and enjoy the experience. Most of all I have been able to get back into the zone and feel that 'runners high'. In the last month I have been able to complete a 10K and 5K and if I continue to improve maybe even think about running some age group track races. Who knows... maybe hurdles one day. For all those people that believe it is impossible or cannot be done again just remember put 1 foot in front of the other and in time you'll be happy with the results. I hope to see you out there.

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