Friday, August 31, 2007

The Runner is Back

I've been under the weather recently, and fighting a depression since Kyle was released from the hospital. It sunk in that no matter how hard we try, we can't protect him forever. Fortunately, he came away from this experience far better prepared for life than I've ever seen him. I'm very proud of how he's responded to the crisis he faced.

The day after he was released he laced up his running shoes for the first time in years and ran 12 miles. He ran 2 full marathons when he was still in high school winning his age group in one of them. It is great to see him running again. Last night Kyle, my 12 year old daughter, and myself all ran 3 miles. Even though I'm fighting a sinus infection it felt great to run with my kids. The most enjoyable thing I've done in months.

It's good to have him home.

5 comments:

Stephany said...

That's wonderful, good news.

jane said...

As I read this, I realized this is the best outcome there could be & that is fantastic! I'm really, REALLY happy & relieved for you & your family. It's stuff like this that shows Kyle's intentions are well meaning. I'm so glad he is using his energy to his benefit. Happy running to all of you!

KansasSunflower said...

12 miles! I can barely walk 12 miles, and I exercise 3-4 days per week! That's awesome he's off to a good start! And you, too! I'm sorry you're feeling down...I hope you start feeling better soon...

Daily Dose said...

That is great, and it is great when our kids are home.

I am glad that things are working out. :)

Jon said...

Thanks, all. Sorry for not responding sooner, life's been hectic.