I agree tremendously! During the month of January while I was recovering from my surgery, I couldn’t wait to bust out and start running again. The last day I ran was Christmas morning with Rachel. That first run February 3rd was such a great moment and humbling too! In just 5 weeks, I had gone from waddling pretty well 3 miles a day to barely being able to run 3 blocks! This is horrible! I thought. I signed up for a half marathon that is in 8 weeks and I can’t even run a 1/2 mile! I decided I would get my butt in gear and ramp up my mileage so I would be in shape for this next race. Running also gave me an outlet to escape from this world. All that came crashing down about 3 weeks ago when I finished a 7 mile run. My heel hurt. I had a day of rest the next day and would run again on Monday so I didn’t think anything of it. But when Monday came, my 3 mile run was extremely painful. That’s when it hit me….I had my first running injury. I was angry to have to take some time off. Our stationary bike at home helped substitute my cardio, but every runner will tell you that a bike just doesn’t do it for a runner when needing to exercise. I tested my heel a week later with a 3 mile run, but the pain was still there. Even walking was painful. I decided to see a sports medicine doc. I made an appointment for the following week. Meanwhile, I kept biking until, a week ago, my darn bike BROKE! Now I was really devastated! What was I supposed to do for cardio! I’m addicted to cardio! Finally, Wednesday comes around and I see my doc. A very easy run/walk the morning prior showed me that I was pain free, but I wanted to make sure nothing was still wrong before I really got back into running. Dr. King was amazing. He check not only my feet but my legs, knees, hips and back. Since I was pain free he cleared me to run….SLOWLY recover. So what happened that made me get injured? I did too much too fast. The simplest rule a runner is NEVER supposed to break. I did it because it was my escape, it felt good and helped me get through my day. Yes, running IS my therapy.