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How Much is Too Much?...Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I've been slowly upgrading my workouts and fitness routines and feel great doing it, but my husband broke his wrist while we were skating, I had a bad fall on my back and head skiing, and I got tendonitis after adding small intervals of jogging to my walking routine. I can't decide whether at almost 63 and with osteoarthritis and spinal fusion I should continue and push thru or if I should back off and use longer periods of more moderate exercise. So, I made an appointment with a Sports and Rehab MD for tomorrow and will see what she recommends.

  
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RURAL3 4/7/2010 8:49PM

    It will be interesting to hear what she has to say and WHY

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GABY1948 4/7/2010 7:16PM

    Can't wait to hear!

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BIRDLEGS29 4/7/2010 4:45PM

    Do let us know what the doc says.

Jean

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BUSSMOM 4/7/2010 11:45AM

  I am glad you are seeking professional help in making this important decision. You will come out even healthier in the end. Good luck. I hope and pray the news for you will be good!

-Maribeth

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TWINKIE14 4/7/2010 11:09AM

    Hope the appointment goes well, sounds like you have a very hectic exercise schedule, maybe a tad to busy emoticon

take care, I hope the bumps and scrapes are not to sore, and your hubby is not in to much pain.
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Yay Activity!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

I just got back from swimming. Boy does that make me feel good. I hope I never get out of the habit of being active. It has made my life so much more interesting, fun, and easier. Thank you Spark for getting me into exercise and activity.

  
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GABY1948 4/7/2010 8:54AM

    I do wish we had someplace (indoors) here besides the hotel in town...I envy you, Nancy.
Gaye

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HINOTO 4/6/2010 8:30PM

    ah! I want to go swimming! I'm going to see about getting a membership to the pool over here...I don't want to go another summer without water to swim in! LOL!

And I'm with you on the activity thing. I feel so much better when I'm up and moving around.

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RURAL3 4/6/2010 5:44PM

    gardening season is starting here. Can't wait for the weather to get warmer so I can swim. I am trying to figure out more variety in my workouts.

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MTNGRL 4/6/2010 2:47PM

    I know the more I move the better I feel. Yesterday, with all the walking & shopping I got in 11,000 steps! A lot for me. My ankles are swollen today! I have not taken a walk yet as I have been working in the garden.

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Walking Briskly

Monday, April 05, 2010

I've been having some trouble with tendonitis in my right knee. It started after I began adding jogging to my walks. I don't know if the jogging caused it because my knee didn't hurt during the jogging or right after. I just woke up one morning with knee pain. The pain is behind my knee so I thought I might have a Baker's cyst, but the MD said it was tendonitis. I've curtailed my jogging - just walking this last week - and have been icing and stretching my right leg. It is slowly getting better, but I am going to be very careful with it. I think I tried to increase the jogging too fast so I am going to take it easy on the jogging for now. But I can sure work on walking briskly.

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MTNGRL 4/5/2010 10:16PM

    I can walk pretty fast but just can't jog! Sorry you are having pain and I am glad you saw the doctor about it. Just be careful!

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LOULOUBELLE2 4/5/2010 4:29PM

    I can't jog either so your not alone....At least your dilemma is diagnosed...My swollen leg is still a mystery, but I am walking some.


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RURAL3 4/5/2010 12:30PM

    I can't jog either darn it. But brisk walking is probably better for your knees anyway. Not as much pounding. I also had a problem when I tried to do it and was kinda out of commission for a couple weeks. Keep stretching those muscles all around it. And remember: We are better but we still are older than we think. emoticon

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LVNG4ME 4/5/2010 10:29AM

    I hope you mend quickly, and mend well. I went for a brisk walk on Thursday, 8.1 miles; and it left me with blisters on my feet and some other problems. I was unable to do any cardio, other than a leisure walk over the weekend. I didn't feel bad while walking, it all hit me later that day though. Sooo... I know how you feel. Take your time to mend. You'll be back at it before you know it. God bless.

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GABY1948 4/5/2010 9:09AM

    I agree listen to your body. This is one reason I don't jog at all. I suffered from knee arthritis until I got healthy (PRAISE GOD!) and never do now so I don't do anything that might cause a problem to my walking and exercise!
Gaye

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LOLEMA 4/5/2010 8:20AM

  Please rest and take it easy, I didn't and I have been done a year with Achilles tendinitis. Our bodies talk to us - we just have to listen. I hope you heal quickly.

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Walking the 5K

Sunday, April 04, 2010

My DH and I walked the 5k route at an easy pace on Friday morning just to get a baseline. I didn't want to enter if I couldn't even match the longest time from last year - which was 1 hr and 7 min. We did it in 59 min. So I guess I'll enter!!!! Hopefully, I can walk the 5 k in less time than that on the day of the race.

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MTNGRL 4/5/2010 10:18PM

    Wow, that is good time! How nice DH went along with you. My DH and I took a nice walk on Easter before dinner.

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RURAL3 4/5/2010 12:26PM

    emoticon Not any doubt in my mind. You are growing stronger all the time.

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HINOTO 4/4/2010 9:09PM

    Awesome!!! I'm glad you were able to do it ! emoticon

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Is it Exercise if you Love it?

Friday, April 02, 2010

I am really enjoying being active. I am swimming, walk/jogging, spinning, weight training and counting steps. It seems like every morning when I wake up the first thing I think of doing is starting some activity. I just can't believe how much I am enjoying exercise. Yesterday I met an old friend for lunch about a mile from my work place...so I walked. Today DH and I are going to drive to the location of a 5k that is being held in our town at the end of April and we are going to see how long it will take us to walk it (without jogging). We are planning to do a bigger 5k in July, but I just found this one and want to try it. It is a very level scenic walk and sounds like fun. I'll let you know in my next blog.

Last night I went to my beginning Master's class. We had a different instructor and I really loved it. She taught me 2 new things that entirely changed my stroke. I had a lot of trouble with them and never really got the hang of it, but I could feel the difference in how I moved thru the water. I had a blast...I nearly drowned, but I had a blast and burned 533 calories in an hour.

I have convinced another friend (the one I met for coffee yesterday) to come to the gym with me and we are going to a spinning class together.

I feel so blessed to have found this program and been Sparked to activity!

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GABY1948 4/2/2010 1:13PM

    I have felt this way for quite awhile...if you are like me, you find EXCUSES to do things harder for more exercise! They used to say, life begins at 40 but for me it seems to have begun at 60 (or really 59) and I feel better than I ever have before, even in my 20s. Nancy, I think it's CONTAGEOUS!

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RURAL3 4/2/2010 1:11PM

    It's still exercise no matter what! We want those calories burned. But "exercise" doesn't have a negative tone anymore. You go girl!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HINOTO 4/2/2010 12:49PM

    Some days I feel the same way you do about getting up and moving around, but other days...I just wanna sit in my computer chair and not move! haha!



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LKWQUILTER 4/2/2010 10:12AM

    I know the feeling. Even though I know I am going to sweat, I love my morning exercise class and hate to miss.

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JULIEQ2011 4/2/2010 9:42AM

    Good for you!! Isn't it amazing?! I love exercise too. Sometimes people ask how much I do each day and are surprised by the answer but to me it isn't a chore. It's not something I have to do, it's something I love and look forward to doing. Try to make me sit still! Now that's hard! LOL. Keep up the great work!!!

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MTNGRL 4/2/2010 8:51AM

    It isn't exercise at all, it is LIVING!!

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