Well, helloooo there. It has been a while. It has been a long while. Today, I’m writing you from my bed as I recover from hip surgery. I hope to write about my recovery and my return to running over the next few weeks and months. But before I dive into the hip story, let me provide you with a quick list of all the (wonderful) mayhem that has proceeded over the spring/summer. Where to start???
1) Goats–we adopted two goats on Easter weekend. Jack and Jill are their names. They are playful, curious, and quite naughty. I have become a pro at trimming hooves (while nursing Leif) and even learned to give vaccinations.
2) Gardening, gardening, and more gardening. Our garden exploded over the summer, bringing us kale, lettuce, peas, beans, beets, carrots, squash, and more. It was an explosion of yumminess.
3) We went on a 5000+ mile road trip through Canada to Alaska.
4) I turned 30! I’m pretty stoked about my 30’s and thankful for all the incredible things…and really ridiculously hard things…that happened in my 20’s. To a new decade!
5) We became host parents to a 17 year old boy from Vietnam! His name is Son and he is an absolute delight. We are enjoying having him as part of our family!
6) I had the honor of attending the birth our dear friends’ baby. It was truly an incredible experience and I had to include it in my list of major events in the past months. It is not every day I get to hold a friends hand while she brings new life into the world. It was beautiful.
7) I had my hip socket shaved down and my torn labram cleaned out. Kind of a big deal. After chiropractic, PT, acupuncture, and massage…my sweet acupuncturist suggested I get an MRI/MRA to look for a torn labram… And finally, after almost a year of worsening hip, groin, glute, and low back pain (and almost zero running) I am on the other side of surgery and hoping I’m running in 4 months! I will devote an entire post to this in the next day or two with many more to follow.
Of course a lot of other stuff happened in there! Leif is growing up much too fast. Changing every day. He is all sorts of active, fearless, and passionate about life. He loves his animals–Sochi, the chickens (we call them “the girls”) and Jack and Jill. They are all so patient with him and his roughness. Life feels full, sometimes overwhelming but mostly wonderful. My 30’s will be great, I’m going to heal well and come back strong. I’m going to focus on loving myself, my family and my community in a way that enriches life. Stay tuned for recovery posts!