Wednesday, November 02, 2005

One year anniversary

Its a year today that I had my ITB operation. Twelve months ago I was wondering whether I was doing the right thing and whether I'd be back running the way I was before the ITB started playing up. And until January of this year I was beginning to think having the operation was a bad move - my knee was swollen, there was no flexibility, I had irritated a disc in my back through lack of exercise so didn't have a lot of mobility, I had put on weight, etc.

However, since then I have run 2 marathons, 2 half marathons, the 25km bush capital run, the 27km downhill run, City to Surf, Terry Fox 10km, Canberra Times 10km and plenty of other smaller races. I've not had a problem with my ITB (wish I could say the same for the rest of my body...) so yes, I'm glad I went ahead with the operation.

And I also think being part of the CR community has helped as well - reading other runners' blogs gets me motivated to try different runs and everyone is so supportive.

Wednesday morning - run
Distance - 9.03km
Time - 49.13min
Av pace - 5.27min/km
AHR - 147; MHR - 172
Calories - 474

Good run :-)

14 comments:

allrounder said...

nice to know the operation paid off...it would help if you knew that was going to be the case before you had it though - would get rid of all that worry etc through the rehab stage...

and that was a nice run 8-)

miners said...

Fantastic reflection CJ - great to know that things have (eventually) worked out and you can see the value of your foresight back then. You just need to add another IM to your post-op list ;)

Lulu said...

I can imagine it must have been a hard decision to make.. having an operation is not to be taken lightly and it's great that it all worked out and you've had so much success since.

Gronk said...

Obvioulsy all worth it. Well done on th elat 12 months !

Jen_runs said...

What a fantastic 12 months you've had!

J.

speedygeoff said...

happy anniversary!

it's a good thing you have done all that running in twelve months, how else would you have known that the ITB's OK?

Wobbly man said...

Wow CJ - you have achieved so much in just 12 monthss. Take a quiet moment to be proud of yourself - you deserve it!

Tesso said...

Its good to take a moment every now and then and have a look at what we've done. What an amazing year you've had, operation or no operation. Hope the next one is as good or better.

Al Carter said...

I'd be loath to submit to operations too... but your recovery from operation to today is seriously impressive!

Susan said...

What an amazing year. I'm glad you had the ITB operation as well, your blog is one of my favorites - you are just as addicted to coffee as I am . . .

D said...

Yea!!!! What an awesome post-operation running record you have had! Here's to decades more!

Run for Chocolate said...

wow! what a recovery year! I am so impressed! You really know how to run!

Cassie (TIGGS) said...

i'd love to know more about this. I am exploring the idea of ITB operation myself. This injury is making me crazy!

Rae said...

Happy Anniversary! It sounds like it has definately been worth it. Actually, if having it means I could be as fast as you are I'd consider having it myself! Have a great week!!