I don't want to forget to keep reading, and re-reading, Kristin Armstrong's blog. About a running friend who was sidelined with a disease, she wrote, "I have no doubt that Katie will regain her health and her strength...Sweetheart, in the meantime, you are not left out or left behind. You are simply pacing yourself. What I want to tell Katie, and anyone else out there struggling with injury, illness, delay, or disappointment of any kind is that even if you are healing or taking time off... you are still, and always, a runner."
She gets it.