About 51 weeks ago I was in a life changing accident. I have no memory of it, but apparently there was a head-on between my motorcycle and a truck. Rehab has been hard. My right leg was shattered and has titanium running its length. My femur was broken in two places, I lost maybe 1/3rd of my patella, and both my tibia and fibula were broken (messing up everything in the ankle.
I used to run, and last year, in the spring, had just (barely) finished my first ultra marathon. I'm not fast, but I'm very persistent. This past New Years Eve day, I hobbled my first 2k run. It was not only painful, it was slower than most people can walk.
But like I said, I'm persistent. Last week I ran 4 times for a total of 35km. This week, my slow recovery run of the week was a 5k. The time is, by most people's standards, awful, but looking at the records I've kept over the past three years, it was the 7th fastest 5k I've ever run.
5k is not my usual distance, I usually go longer, but wow! I still won't win any races, but I'm back!