The cost of running

Today I was able to get out for my first full run after my surgery. I had to have a sports hernia repaired on Monday. About 27% of men end up with hernias. It doesn’t make me any happier about the surgery. My hernia is feeling much better, not really any problems since the surgery but my abdominal area had been killing me because the surgery involved inflating the area so the surgeon could move the mesh and scopes around. The process tore all of the fascia away from my abdominal muscles. Apparently, there are all kinds of nerve endings in that area. I suppose it will get better over time but the pain kept me from running for the better part of a week. Good run today though so I have high hopes to be ready for my four marathons in May.