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I am a woman who ran in the rain


Monday, January 17, 2011

Yesterday I ran in the rain. Not pouring rain, but nonetheless, I ran. I had awakened feeling stiff and sore, and my first thought was that a short run would help. Resisting the urge to resist the urge, I committed to action by telling Mike. And even though it was our 'rest' day (from running), I ran.

I am having some foot pain I suspect is plantar fasciitis, due to having had it in the past. But the cool thing is, I am learning my own body better. I know that I'll get some pain at the outset, but that it'll fade away - and it did. I also know that for whole... minutes at a time, I forget that I am focused upon reaching the end of the run, and it becomes a lovely rhythm of step, step, breathe. I find my gait and effort is not foremost; I look at cars going by and think: to them, I am a woman running.

I am a woman who ran in the rain.

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BURRITAELITA 2/6/2011 6:45AM

    I would go to a podiatrist about the plantar fascitis. Custom-made orthotics and stretching exercises can help prevent and alleviate. Pain is a body's way of telling you something is wrong.

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RUNNER12COM 2/5/2011 8:30PM

    I love this. You are a woman who cannot be stopped.

SDJ

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 1/19/2011 7:58AM

    Woo hoo! Congrats!

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CJWORDPLAY 1/19/2011 2:28AM

    emoticon Hey - if you want to move to Oregon, you're all set! emoticon

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BEATRICEBUNNY 1/17/2011 11:12AM

    This is lovely!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 1/17/2011 10:23AM

    You are an inspiration to me! Way to not let anything stop you! YOU ARE THE WOMAN!

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ACROSONIC 1/17/2011 8:54AM

    emoticon

You're lucky, when my plantar fasciitis starts to hurt, I can't go on, it only gets worse. If I don't stop and ice it, I end up with weeks of pain. I hate it! Right now: no pain and hoping that lasts.

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LEPA!! 1/17/2011 8:50AM

    the best weather i think is running while it's sprinkling but still there's sunshine. not only is it beautiful, it just feels magical.

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MOMONTHERUN1 1/17/2011 8:39AM

    Great job! I haven't ran in the rain or snow, but I am sure that it would be invigorating! Is that the right word? AWESOME!!

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CALGAL10831 1/17/2011 8:22AM

    I'm not a runner, but I do walk in all sorts of weather. Rain and snow can be very enjoyable, a time of solitude and awareness.

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MAMADELIGHT 1/17/2011 8:17AM

    I enjoy running in the rain. My favorite route is wooded with a pond, and I love the grayness of it. I actually ran in light snow on Saturday. Didn't know it was in the forecast, but halfway through, wouldn't you know?

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