|An interview with Amy Leon, aka crazymamaruns.com|
|Amy after the 10K at the Valley Harvest Marathon|
|A short run after Dr. Stanish met with Amy the first time and cleared her to go easy.|
|Amy doing her physical therapy post-surgery.|
|Ready to run, the regular leg selfie!!!|
Brad: What advice would you give to those in similar situations to yours, depression or needing knee surgery?
|An excited Amy after a recent return to running!|
Amy: Reach out! It's hard, there is no denying it. Talking about it to those close to you helps so much. Talk, talk, talk! Also, the running community is an amazing support system. They get injuries and will keep you focused. Having a support system in place is extremely important. So is having an alternate outlet. Find out from your physician/physiotherapist what you are able to do while you are waiting for surgery, healing, etc.
Brad: What keeps you motivated and going Amy?
Amy: Knowing that physical fitness is paramount to my mental health. Running is my meditation, my serenity, my outlet. Going through the roller coaster of last year was very hard. I had some really down moments and became a lump. My daughter is my biggest source of motivation. She is my anchor and a big reason I get out and move every day. My friends and family have been a great motivation. The running community, as I have said many times before, is an amazing source of motivation!
|Amy and her daughter!|
|A pond Amy passed on one of her recent runs!|