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Jeff Galloway to Attend Kick Off Tomorrow!

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Tomorrow Jeff Galloway, former Olympian runner and nationally recognized running coach, will be here in town to kick off our Galloway running season. My hubby has even agreed to keep the kids (it should only be about a half hour after I leave until our daughter picks them up after work) so that I can attend the event. I will officially join the group again for this year.

Today I ran-walked-ran on the treadmill at the Y, about 6.3 miles in 80 minutes. The run-walk-run portion was one hour with a 10 minute walking warm up and 10 minute cool down. My hip and back felt better than it had the last time I ran earlier in the week. I believe the healing continues. I finally got an appointment with a sports massage therapist for Wednesday morning, and I hope to get some good advice and treatment. Both my former running coach and my daughter, who is a licensed massage therapist herself, highly recommended him.

I went ahead and registered for my second half marathon on November 9th. It will be the first half ever run in our county. On National Running Day, June 5th, it was half price ($30) so I took the plunge, expecting to totally heal, and committed. I may end up running it more like a training run because there are other half marathons that I may want to run shortly after. On the other hand, if I don't heal completely I could end up walking it, or most of it, but that is not what I am expecting.

Big thanks to all my SparkFriends and SparkTeam mates who celebrated my birthday with me this week! Thanks, Casual Travelers Team, for spotlighting me, too. I met many new Sparkers that way! I loved all the Spark Goodies and messages, too. Yes, I did indulge in cake, and yes, I need to face the scale and make sure I don't need to take remedial action. I'll do it tomorrow morning. Promise. One of the great things about being a runner is a birthday is not just about getting older, it is moving toward an age group in which I can be even more competitive!!

  
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GABY1948 6/9/2013 9:12AM

    emoticon belated...sorry I missed it...have a great week!

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MSLZZY 6/9/2013 8:02AM

    emoticon Have a fantastic day!

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MAGGIE101857 6/9/2013 7:26AM

    Say hello to Jeff for me!!! What a treat to meet him!

emoticon to you, belatedly! Sorry I missed it; I'm behind on my updates this week! I am still healing, but attempting intervals runs on the treadmill every few days. Hoping to sign up for races again in the future! I sure miss them!!!

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SEABREEZE64 6/9/2013 7:16AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Enjoy time with Jeff....

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OWL_20 6/9/2013 5:56AM

    emoticon, belated! Sounds like you had a good time, cake or no. You'll have to blog about meeting JG--would love to see him! Good luck on the continued healing and I like your winning/positive attitude about the half-marathon!

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STRIVER57 6/9/2013 4:28AM

    happy belated birthday, enjoy! i love your last sentence! though i find it not to be so true here ... the runners in our age group are really strong runners ... i can beat people in the their 20s to 50s, maybe because they are more casual about running. if you're running when you're in your 60s, most likely you're a serious runner.

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NEW-CAZ 6/9/2013 3:05AM

    Happy Belated Birthday Marsha, have a great time

WTG on committing to the half marathon

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/9/2013 2:00AM

    What a great opportunity! And Jeff is all about life-long safe running, so how appropriate to folks like you and me, too.

Good luck in your November 9th outing. I used National Running Day to sign on for St. Pete to join my cousin's daughter on November 24th, which will be her first HM. As luck and timing would have it, I will NOT have run that particular HM as a 60 year old... since my birthday is BEFORE the event this year!

By the way... how DID I miss your birthday!? emoticon I'd been quipping we're not getting older, we've getting faster, but recovery tends to make THAT saying a little thin, no?

Have a great time at the event and tell Jeff he has fans in all climates!

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_LINDA 6/9/2013 1:53AM

    Happy Belated birthday!! That is awesome you will meet Jeff Galloway!! Way to go entering the marathon!! So glad you are feeling better -may you feel normal again soon!
Nothing wrong with enjoying birthday cake on your birthday!
Keep up the great work -you are inspiration in motion at ANY age!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 6/8/2013 11:47PM

    I know that you will enjoy meeting Jeff. He's a great guy! I have full confidence that you will be ready for that November half marathon.
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JOYINKY 6/8/2013 11:41PM

    emoticon Sounds like you had fun! Glad you are healing well!

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COCK-ROBIN 6/8/2013 11:23PM

    Wonderful!

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MANDELOVICH 6/8/2013 11:11PM

    Happy belated birthday and have a great time! Way to go on the half marathon commitment!

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Hello, Running!!

Sunday, June 02, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed volunteering at first 2013 Watermelon Sunrise 5K yesterday, helping with race day registration. It is exciting to see how running is booming in our area! This is the 19th annual Watermelon series sponsored by the Lakeland Runners Club. There were 993 finishers, if I remember right, compared to 600 a year ago. I did feel just a bit left out that I didn't run, but it was fun to watch a race from the first finisher until my niece and nephew came in at about 42 minutes. Martin said he was on pace to break 40 minutes, but got a stitch in the side after 2 miles and had to take a couple extra walk breaks. In the very humid and kind of hot conditions, I thought he did great! I was really proud of a young mother I trained with, too. She's lost 80 pounds and ran the 5K at 19:54!! I got to cheer on many of my Galloway running friends at the finish, including Fritz, Mary, Theresa, and Kathy!

This morning I got up and wanted to try an easy run to see how my "injury" is coming along. It's been 3 weeks since I ran, but I have done elliptical, walking, Walk Away the Pounds, and some swimming. This morning I did run-walk-run with 1:30/1:30 intervals. I averaged around 13 minutes per mile, although I saw on my Garmin that I actually could walk at 11:50 pace and I did hit - believe it or not -- 6:50 pace at least for a few steps. It felt so good to run, it was hard to stop. I didn't mean to go 6.25 miles. Yes, I can still tell I'm not 100% healed, but it sure feels good to run long and slow. I even took the dog for about 2 miles in my neighborhood. At first she was trying to drag me, but then she settled down. When she didn't want to keep up with me, I put her back in her fenced in yard.

I decided today for sure that I'm going to rejoin the Galloway group this year. Jeff Galloway will be in town on Sunday June 9th for our kick off event. (I've got to arrange some child care so I can go.) On June 18 I'm to do the timed "miracle mile". I want to be run fast enough to be assigned to the right pace group, faster than last year. I'm hoping for an under 9 minute mile, but as long as my body keeps feeling like it is healing, I'll be happy.

So I love that it is 10 am, that I've had a hearty breakfast, and still have burned more calories than I've eaten today! And my body feels happy!!

  
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CONTENTCHRIS 6/7/2013 12:44PM

    emoticon To give encouragement is much harder then receive! You are doing great!

3 weeks are enough time for you to heal?

wow sounds like the injury was not as bad as I thought.

It takes me usually a couple of months to recover.

emoticon job on the healing for sures!

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AQUAGIRL08 6/5/2013 7:16PM

    I was happy to see you at the Y this morning! I'm sending you lots of healing vibes!

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MARGARITTM 6/3/2013 10:20AM

    Always good to give back to your sport!

Gallaway is a great speaker enjoy!

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HAKAPES 6/3/2013 8:30AM

    Great you have Galloway nearby. I never had the chance to see him in person. And of course, "you are lucky", but one also needs to use the opportunity, to be lucky.
All the best for the time improvement on your run!

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MEXGAL1 6/2/2013 7:11PM

    woo hoo. so nice of you to volunteer and to cheer on your nephew.
and so happy that running is back in your future. You sure have done a great job of it.
Cheers
Sallie

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WATERMELLEN 6/2/2013 6:07PM

    You sound very happy: so good that you're back to your running (moderately).

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FROSTY99 6/2/2013 5:10PM

    emoticon Glad you enjoyed working instead of running-a whole different perspective. Next time you will be back at it as long as you are healed!

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COCK-ROBIN 6/2/2013 4:17PM

    You're doing wonderful!

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MANDELOVICH 6/2/2013 1:21PM

    Wonderful!! I too am nursing an Achille's Heel injury and I'm not able to run as much or as fast. It's nice to be able to do whatever we can!!

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NEW-CAZ 6/2/2013 11:29AM

    emoticon glad to hear you're feeling so much better Marsha, I know how much you've missed running.
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PMFISH 6/2/2013 11:24AM

    Glad to hear you are feeling so much better and can run again.

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TEXASFILLY 6/2/2013 10:42AM

    WOW! You are on fire, dear heart! Congratulations on being able to turn again even if it's long and slow. You truly are an inspiration. *hugs* BB~

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JOYINKY 6/2/2013 10:38AM

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MSLZZY 6/2/2013 10:25AM

    emoticon SParktacular! Slowly but surely you are getting back into the groove. The 9th will be here before we know it. Good luck!

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/2/2013 10:20AM

    Your friend who "ran the 5K at 19:54!!" WOW! Six minute miles! I'm massively impressed, please give her extra props from me!

I'm thinking one of these days I'm going to have to volunteer to start "paying it back/forward"... because running in events has been such a motivator for me, I want it to be available for others, too.

Congrats on getting out there, and keep on healing, Marsha! emoticon

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Solution: Tighter Pants???

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Probably should have worn tighter pants Friday evening. Bet I would have eaten less!

  
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AQUAGIRL08 6/5/2013 7:17PM

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GABY1948 6/2/2013 9:26AM

    emoticon Love it!

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CELIAMINER 6/2/2013 9:26AM

    Ugh, I know that feeling. I wore a summery dress yesterday and went to a cask tapping, followed by a stop at my wine shop to say goodbye to my favorite sommelier, who is leaving, then home to a feeding frenzy. Not sure if the tight pants would have worked, but they would have at least been a signal that all was not well.
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NANCYPAT1 6/2/2013 7:53AM

    Interesting solution - maybe if the pants had been a size smaller you would have had the incentive to KEEP them fitting - LOL - or falling off, you might have realized you had already LOST some weight and would have wanted to keep from gaining it back. What a dilemma

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_LINDA 6/2/2013 1:57AM

    That may work for you, but I am with Mexgal :PP

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TEXASFILLY 6/1/2013 11:52PM

    Owie! Hope it wasn't as bad as you thought. *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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MSLZZY 6/1/2013 10:40PM

    Now would be the time to find one of those old Playtex girdles LOL. That would do it.

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JOYINKY 6/1/2013 9:39PM

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DJ4HEALTH 6/1/2013 9:32PM

    Next time add water, that will work better!

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STRIVERONE 6/1/2013 9:16PM

    That method might work for me if someone else' combination lock was on my belt.
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DELLMEL 6/1/2013 6:46PM

  Tight pants end up making you sick. Stomach hurt from eating all that food and can't digest it because there is no room.

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BOOKAPHILE 6/1/2013 6:34PM

    That might work if all you wanted to do was go home. Not too conducive to enjoying lingering conversation while sitting!

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NATPLUMMER 6/1/2013 6:21PM

    It's worth a try but I'm not sure if it works.

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MEXGAL1 6/1/2013 5:56PM

    too funny Marsha....I have tried that and end up pulling out my blouse and undoing the pants!

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NEW-CAZ 6/1/2013 5:56PM

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/1/2013 5:52PM

    emoticon Counterintuitive as it may sound, tighter pants has never done it for me (induced me to eat less that is... to feel sorry for myself, yes... to eat less, naaaah).

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CONTENTCHRIS 6/1/2013 5:47PM

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LATTELEE 6/1/2013 5:44PM

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Feeling Good Wednesday

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm feeling pretty good. I have to poke around in my glute and shoulder in order to even find a sore spot now. So part of me is ready to run right now. However, my best judgment is I should wait at least a week to even think about it.

I contacted the Lakeland Runners Club and volunteered to help out with the Watermelon 5K run this Saturday. If I can't run, handing out race numbers will be the next best thing. Somehow I want to manage to have my camera handy, though, because I want to get pictures of my nephew and several runner friends. I will probably have to be there by 5:30am or maybe earlier. Yawn. The race is at 7am.

Monday I weighed 128.6, Tuesday it was 128.4, and this morning was 128.8, which isn't bad considering I ate out twice yesterday and know my sodium was high. If I could maintain with little struggle at 128 (or 130 or 132), but find my 126 "happy weight" a struggle, I'd just change my target weight. I suspect, though, that I have a tendency to eat just a bit more than I'm suppose to at whatever level I'm aiming for!

Hoping my new microwave will be delivered today. I do miss having that option; mine died recently. I'm dirtying up a lot more dishes for reheating items and my kitchen is hotter without the microwave. Can't just throw in a veggie or sweet potato for a quick side. Without a microwave I couldn't fix what hubby wanted for supper quickly after my work day yesterday, so that is why we ended up going out when I didn't really want to. My blackened grilled shrimp were especially delicious, though.

Wishing everyone a great, healthy, happy day!!

  
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OPTIMIST1948 6/1/2013 7:16PM

    Good for you - volunteering!

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HAKAPES 5/30/2013 4:40PM

    128.x - isn't just that difference in hydration levels? I drink a glass of water, I get up later from the night's sleep, I eat something with more fibers ...

Happy to hear you are doing better!

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AQUAGIRL08 5/30/2013 9:01AM

    You are wise to listen to your body! I hope you have a nice day for the race!

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_LINDA 5/30/2013 2:04AM

    That is awesome your pain is all but gone -you heal fast! Great idea to volunteer for the race! I can't imagine doing without a microwave, its all I use! Enjoy your new one!
My meal out today was chicken satay stir fry with veggies and a side of jasmine steamed rice. very good, but the sodium was through the roof!

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WATERMELLEN 5/29/2013 10:25PM

    Thanks for the sympathy!! That walk was a life saver! So glad you're helping in the Watermellen run -- hope you can get that spelling corrected though!!

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JUNEPA 5/29/2013 10:01PM

    Helping at a race is a great plan!! And supportive to your nephew and friends as well !!

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LJR4HEALTH 5/29/2013 9:13PM

    Sounds like it will be fun to hand out racing numbers Have FUN

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TEXASFILLY 5/29/2013 8:20PM

    emoticon You look fabulous! Keep true to yourself~ you'll be running in no time. *hugs* BB~

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/29/2013 6:47PM

    Volunteering is a great way to still participate even if you aren't quite ready to race! Well done!

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CONTENTCHRIS 5/29/2013 5:56PM

    Happy to hear your feeling better hun! emoticon Good luck with the cheering squad!

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MEXGAL1 5/29/2013 4:32PM

    so happy your pain is almost gone. woo hoo! and a new microwave will be just great.
good to wait a bit more until running. I know that is always the hardest part when you feel good...but wise to wait.
have a terrific evening.

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BOOKAPHILE 5/29/2013 4:04PM

    Good news, Marsha: new microwave, no soreness, taking extra care now for full recovery, still involved in some way with the race, peace and confidence with the scale numbers. You are a good example!

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FROSTY99 5/29/2013 12:52PM

    emoticon new microwave! Hard to believe how much we rely on them isn't it. I don't even think we realize it until it isn't working. I know when mine died, I had to get one ASAP!!!!
Good for you for volunteering even if you can't run. You will still enjoy the race.
Have a great Wednesday.

Pat

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GABY1948 5/29/2013 12:46PM

    LOOK at you GO! You are such an inspiration, Marsha! Even when you are not running! Have a GREAT week and time at the race! emoticon

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JOYINKY 5/29/2013 12:12PM

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CELIAMINER 5/29/2013 11:54AM

    What a great idea to volunteer at an event if you can't run it!

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NEW-CAZ 5/29/2013 11:41AM

    Glad you feel better Marsha

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COCK-ROBIN 5/29/2013 11:37AM

    You have a great day!

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LEWILL1982 5/29/2013 11:01AM

    Glad you are feeling better!

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JOHAL52 5/29/2013 9:52AM

    I think you look terrific!

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MSLZZY 5/29/2013 9:31AM

    The new microwave should make your life easier. How did we live without them?

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MSLZZY 5/29/2013 9:31AM

    The new microwave should make your life easier. How did we live without them?

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MANDELOVICH 5/29/2013 9:27AM

    Wonderful! P.S. I think at any of those weights you look fantastic!

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LORIVIOLA 5/29/2013 9:22AM

    Glad you have a new microwave coming.
Have fun at the race.

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Identifying Triggers

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Good eating day, number two of this streak, is now accomplished and recognized with a sticker on my calendar, strategically placed at the entrance to my kitchen. This morning the scale showed me down more than I had anticipated to 128.6, just 2.6 pounds over my goal weight, and just a pound over where I was a week ago. So my several days of indulgence didn't end up being as hurtful as I feared, but it still is a pattern of behavior I want to replace with sanity, moderation, and good nutrition at all times.

What happened? What triggered me? Why did I fall off the wagon? The last week in April I was training with a running coach. I had just run a 5K PR of 27:33 and was feeling fast and fit. Then I pulled or strained something in the left glute area probably running too many hills without gradually building up to it. I took off several days, with ice and foam roller, then cut back my running from 4 days a week to 3 days a week and didn't run faster than 10:30 minute miles, when I had been doing 8:30 minute pace repeats. I ran the May 11th 5K in 29:02, which was okay but not as good as I would have done had I been able to complete my training plan. I planned to take off 3 weeks from running in order to heal then, although I'd been warned that it could take several months whether I ran or not to totally heal.

On May 13th I went back to my old employer to help in an urgent situation and worked (volunteer) an 8 hour day. On one of my walking breaks I tripped and re-injured my glute area. This second injury seemed worse than the initial problem. A week later it wasn't much better. Then, for no apparent reason, my left shoulder and pec area started really hurting. My glute was an annoying inconvenience keeping me from running well, but my shoulder hurt all the time, especially when trying to get to sleep. Aspirin or Alleve made very little difference in my pain level. I tried to remain somewhat active, swimming and walking but there was pain and I wasn't burning near as many calories, and I failed to change my calorie range. And when I'm not active I want to eat more. I felt sorry for myself and allowed myself to over indulge.

I have previously identified being tired as a definite trigger for me. I need to be extra careful when I'm tired to eat smart. If I don't plan meals any other time, it is crucial to pre-plan my food when I am tired. Pain is another trigger I have now identified. I need to find comfort in things other than food, and learn to cope with pain and setbacks without weighing myself down with unnecessary food.

  
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CONTENTCHRIS 5/28/2013 12:52AM

    emoticon job on figuring out you need to cut back for a bit and rest up completely. The sore shoulder is most likely something from the swimming it sounds like to me as well. hope it isn't rotator cuff ouch. emoticon

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GRANDMABABA 5/27/2013 6:53PM

    You are so wise to figure out your triggers. Good job!

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IAMWINNING 5/27/2013 8:53AM

    It's great, Marsha, that you've figured out triggers, and know what to do to counter them. Hang in there - you're doing emoticon

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_LINDA 5/26/2013 11:56PM

    As someone who has dealt with pain and 'injury' issues most of my life, its not the pain that is the problem. Its the frustration of what its keeping you from. Limiting what you are able to do. Keeping you from getting to a goal or being able to do something. What is needed is to accept your current reality for as long as it lasts, doing all that you can (seeing a Dr., physiotherapist, etc.) to help you get through it. In the meantime, you need to channel that frustration, that blockage, into something positive that you CAN do. When the physical is blocked, there is always the mental. Searching out and creating the most healthy recipes that you can find. Accurate tracking of all you eat, right after you have eaten it, to ensure you know where you are in calories near the end of the day so you can be careful not to exceed your limit. Putting your mind to work on things other than food. Playing mind bender games online, reading a good book. Sometimes you just have to let the body heal. Your Dr. is the one to tell you what is wrong and what you can do about it. Don't delay in seeking help. This is just a bump in the road for you. You will heal and get back to where you were. Just be a patient patient.
You can get through this!
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RUNNERRACHEL 5/26/2013 10:34PM

    I understand! It's so hard to be injured and it does affect you mentally, as well as physically. I was in a funk for a while after being injured, re-injured, and it took me a while to feel ok.

Take care of yourself and remind yourself that you'll be better soon.

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AQUAGIRL08 5/26/2013 9:48PM

    Being tired is a huge trigger for me too! I hope you will be feeling more like your regular self soon. Take care of you!

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GABY1948 5/26/2013 8:57PM

    Oh, Marsha! You are doing so well...JUST like I knew you would! Your triggers much be so common to us because you hit the nail on the head for me for sure!
I knew you would be back to "normal"...you just needed to regroup and get off the merry-go-round before it started really turning! You are such an inspiration to so many of us and that is not in vain!

Have a great holiday, dear friend!

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MIRAGE727 5/26/2013 3:32PM

    I'm always reminded, by one of our coaches, about too much, too fast. Because of her running prowess, which I totally respect, I've insured that I am performing properly in all areas of my running. I also keep vigilance on those triggers and act quickly on them. Stay focused, and remember the journey has a delicate balance to it, Marsha!
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MEXGAL1 5/26/2013 12:33PM

    It is good to read about how you are looking at things and figuring out the "why" of what happens. You really sound like you know what to do and it's a matter of follow through. But I think you got this and can do it! I love that you are doing the stickers and keeping them visible in the kitchen. Good reminder of your goals.
It won't be long until you are back at goal. So good you "caught" yourself before it got out of control.
Have a terrific Sunday.
Sallie

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TEXASFILLY 5/26/2013 12:02PM

    emoticon I love how tuned in you are to your body and your triggers. Keep up the good work and hope it won't be long until you're 100% again. *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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OWL_20 5/26/2013 10:38AM

    I know this is a difficult time, yet you still did really good at identifying those triggers to poor eating habits. Way to go! I know being tired is one of mine, too. Take care and emoticon

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 5/26/2013 10:21AM

    I have discovered that I need to foam roll my arms, neck and shoulders, not just my lower body. Even if I'm not aware of pain, I carry a lot of tension there, especially when I'm tired - a low level ache that was affecting me more than I realized and (I now realize) was affecting the quality of my sleep. Foam rolling the upper body is incredibly relaxing for me. I now do it regularly in the evening before bed and often before a run.

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-AMANDA79- 5/26/2013 10:15AM

    I recently strained my shoulder and figured it had to be from swimming. I know it stinks, but you might think about taking a break from it too.

You will be good as new before you know it!

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MANDELOVICH 5/26/2013 10:15AM

    When I'm sleep deprived I'm dangerous to myself and others. I eat too much, I'm irritable, I'm impatient, and I hurt myself. It's great that your are able to go back and think about your triggers so that you can help yourself through with kindness next time. I hope you get lots of rest and keep feeling great. And great job being so on track!

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BOOKAPHILE 5/26/2013 9:55AM

    I also find that less activity leads to wanting to eat MORE! I depend on my activity level to keep my appetite in check. Pain and fatigue grab my attention away from controlling my eating. Thanks for the new things to think about and plan for.

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COCK-ROBIN 5/26/2013 9:21AM

    I'm pulling for you! emoticon

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NELLJONES 5/26/2013 9:14AM

    For me, fatigue lessens the vigilance required to stay on plan, and pain leads to boredom, boredom being the trigger. I have developed the habit of not eating between meals, so that is now the default instinct. I know that "experts" say we are supposed to eat small amounts throughout the day and monitor how we feel, but those things require constant vigilance, the very thing that fails when tired. Extreme as it sounds to modern ears, not eating between meals, in the end, makes it easier for me.

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WATERMELLEN 5/26/2013 9:06AM

    Fatigue and pain . . . great to identify those triggers: and they are triggers for me too. As you say, gotta find other ways of comforting myself.

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JOYINKY 5/26/2013 9:02AM

    Brought back memories of childhood: "Eat something and you'll feel better." Even though I know that's not the answer, I have to fight through it. Sometimes I'm more successful than others. Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired are recognized triggers, a warning to HALT, and make a plan. You never give up Marsha, so you will be fine!

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ANDI571 5/26/2013 9:00AM

    A couple of months ago, I was really exercising and trying to get back in shape. I over did it and started hurting in my hips. I just quit. Pain, and being tired is definitely big triggers for me also. Keep fighting! emoticon

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 5/26/2013 8:57AM

    I hope you can identify when your best times for exercising are. It's sometimes hard to hold yourself back when you're injured.

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MJREIMERS 5/26/2013 8:44AM

    Injury and pain are definitely tough to deal with! I think many of us have very similar triggers... so, thanks for the blog! Lifestyle changes are just that, changes. We need to learn and relearn how to deal with life and its changes.

I hope you feel better soon! You may need to go to the doctor to see about that shoulder. My oldest had a shoulder injury and it gets worse if you try to ignore it. Take care of yourself and emoticon .

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LJR4HEALTH 5/26/2013 8:32AM

    Great that you know what triggers you being tired I do beleive gets most of us. Be careful with that injury you don't want ot reinjure it

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CELIAMINER 5/26/2013 8:29AM

    Marsha, so sorry about your pain! Sending healing vibes your way!
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KANOE10 5/26/2013 8:29AM

    Being tired and in pain can also be triggers for me to go off plan. Hope you heal quickly and get some rest. Good for you identifying your triggers so you can find ways to deal with them. emoticon



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NEW-CAZ 5/26/2013 8:15AM

    It's great that you know yourself so well Marsha, tiredness does it for me too! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/26/2013 8:11AM

    Yours is the second blog I've read this morning that was meaningful in identifying things that tend to make us stray from program. For me, add in illness in general to injury, but it fits in with the pain profile!

Yep, today (allergy nasties) will be a "take extra care" day here, too!

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MSLZZY 5/26/2013 8:08AM

    It is difficult to deal with injury and pain without some sort of comfort-from pain pills to food. Finding the balance and acknowledging your triggers gets you one step closer to recovery.

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