If you are a programmer, you know what that means. I guess it's time to come back to the outside world.
I haven't posted in over a year. Since then, I have had dental surgery that put me out of commission for a couple weeks. I don't even remember if I mentioned in my blog about my parathyroidism, but I had surgery this past January which put me out of order for a few weeks. I had difficulty doing any running leading up to it as well.
Instead of running this summer, I decided to try swimming. I joined a city pool at the beginning of June. It was hard at first just putting a couple lengths together. I can now swim a mile regularly with my longest being 45 laps, so 2250 yards. I can only do 9 laps (450 yards) at a time without taking a break for rest and water.
Getting back into running has been on my mind for a long time. I ran 3 times during a one week period at the beginning of September and my knees and ankles have hurt since that time. It is making me reconsider whether I am a runner or not. The swimming doesn't leave your joints in pain, but I like how I feel during a run and immediately after.