29 Sep '17, 3pm

Here's why tough runs enable us to tackle life's challenges

Here's why tough runs enable us to tackle life's challenges

It was then that I flashed back to this past February. I was sitting in the eye doctor’s office; a dark shadow had appeared in my left eye the day before. It was a detached retina. My doctor said if I didn’t have emergency surgery, I would go blind. I was shocked, but not scared. Six years ago, I had the same problem—and the same emergency surgical repair—in the right eye. Back then I was terrified. I’m a runner who needs to dodge bikes on the Chicago Lakefront Trail and a writer who needs to fill empty pages with words. Yes, I knew there were visually impaired runners and writers who were plenty successful, but that fact did little to curb my anxiety. RELATED: 5 Things I Learned From Running a Marathon With a Visually Impaired Friend After that first procedure, my recovery was long and complicated. When my doctor finally cleared me to exercise —after assuring me there was...

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