Mommy Runs It started out as an ordinary running mom blog.
But all of that changed in December 2015 when I was diagnosed with a spinal condition called spondylolisthesis. (Yeah, I know, spondy-what? Click to learn more about spondylolisthesis.)
I had to stop running. And as my condition progressed and my daily pain worsened, I eventually had to give up almost all physical activity. Less than 6 months later, I found myself in the operating room undergoing a spinal fusion – a major procedure with a long and tough recovery.
My surgeon restricted me from running for a minimum of 6 months post-surgery. But to be honest, especially in early recovery, running hasn’t been much of a consideration. First I had to retrain myself to do everyday things like shower and use the stairs in my two-story house. I had to regain the strength to care for two very active kids.
In other words, I have to focus on the Mommy part first. The Runs part – well, only time will tell how and when that’ll happen. I invite you to join me on my journey, as I navigate everyday life with these new limitations...and hopefully make my running comeback.