Well ACL #2, we’ve had a good 15 year run together. You stepped in when ACL #1 gave way on the ski slopes in the Alps. You restored me to full mobility and activity within a few short months and I felt as good as new. We’ve completed an Olympic distance triathlon and run three marathons together, two half marathons and countless shorter races as well as chased after two little boys. You stuck by me as I learned to cross-country and telemark ski and to surf.
But, now it’s come time to part ways. Today, you will be replaced by ACL #3. I can only hope that it will be as good to me as you have been. To be fair, I actually hope that it is better than you because I really don’t want to have to go through this again. I’m not sure I could handle a 4th ACL in my life. So, if you get a chance in the OR, can you please just have a little chat with ACL #3? I’d appreciate it.
Also, to remember today and one of the main reasons why I am having surgery, I’m linking up one of my favorite posts of all time – riding my first wave on a surfboard – to celebrate Alison’s and Ado’s 1st Blogoversary Blog Bash! Come check it out and you can join in too!