Yesterday I ran 6.5 miles by myself. My running buddy outlined the course we were supposed to run together but she had a slight pain and decided against running. I ran slow but pain free. Before my surgery to correct my torn posterior tibialis tendon, my podiatrist who had followed me for the past 10 years told me that “running was off the table for me.” I was devastated and because of a lot of support with other client runners sought a second opinion. I really wanted to run again. I found a surgeon at the Georgetown University Hospital and started the journey towards recovering and running. It took a long time. The physical therapist that treated me afterwards did not know how to engage the mind in my healing process. Imagery, she said, was for performance. Both the surgeon and therapist were linear and trained in our western medical tradition. Medicine can and probably should more often be experienced in a nonlinear fashion. One of the articles that I cite often is from a former teacher professor and she articulates the nonlinear method that both practitioners and patients could experience healing. The link to this article, The link to the article, Biofield Hypothesis by Beverly Rubik is
ts well worth the read! I am reading pain free now and am mindfully grateful for the second opinion I got!