Hamstring healing

September 4, 2009

Faith Outdoors

Two days ago, I went for my usual morning run near my home in St. Paul. I have battled through tightness in my Achilles tendon in my left leg and have been stretching it before and after every walk or jog.

But, on this day, it was my left hamstring that gave me trouble. Moments after waving to my son, Joe, who passed me going the opposite way, I felt a sharp pain in my left hamstring. I limped home and battled pain for the rest of the day. That evening, I got together with several friends and they said a prayer over me for healing.
The next morning, it was tight, but I managed to go on a 2-mile walk. Then, today, almost all of the pain was gone and I was able to go on a 3-mile run. I feel as though God healed my hamstring. I was worried I pulled the muscle and would not be able to run for days, even weeks. But, just two days after the injury, I was able to complete my run.
Praise God! He listens to our prayers and reaches in to offer healing. Perhaps, the injury wasn’t as serious as I first thought. Still, I think it’s remarkable to see such improvement in just two days. To be sure, I’ll be careful to avoid further injury and will be diligent about stretching before and after every walk or run.
I also hope to continue to “confidently approach the throne of grace” as the Scripture says “to find help in time of need.”
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About Dave Hrbacek

Staff photographer and writer for The Catholic Spirit. Also, avid outdoors enthusiast with a passion for hunting, fishing and photography. Married to Julie and have four children, three boys and a girl.

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