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Celebrate Health!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

I have really been enjoying my Saturday group runs. I'm not in this picture, but it shows the setting for our comradery after running. Here are three people (full disclosure: all 3 of these people are faster than I) that run with our Galloway group:

It is 5.5 weeks until my half marathon, which is 13.1 miles. I've run 11 miles twice. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to run tomorrow as I strained my back yesterday. (Darn. Darn. Darn. Picked up the grandkid wrong.) I have had more challenges than I wanted recently. My skinned knee from the bicycle fall Sunday before last is not an issue. The digestive pain I had Saturday evening is totally gone. Now this back issue.

I'm thinking determination. I'm determined not to do anything stupid, but not to pass up a chance to train if I'm healthy enough. Yep, I've said it before. Celebrate any day you are healthy enough to run!!!
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    i wish there were a galloway group here. i seem to have inspired a number of people to start running, now if i could get them to do galloway running-- with me. good luck with the back. sometimes that goes away fast. maybe a foam roller would help?
    1803 days ago
    Totally agree... and run, walk or crawl... in 5 weeks, we SHALL cover that distance, together! emoticon
    1804 days ago
    Yes, celebrate every day of good health! Keep making healthy choices!
    1805 days ago
  • PDQ1203
    1805 days ago
    1) skinned knee
    2) digestive pain
    3) back problem.

    Well Marsha that's 3. Bad luck runs in 3 so you've well and truly had your quota! things are looking up my friend emoticon

    Hope your back improves very soon, have a great weekend.
    Looks like your running chums are great company, I'm pleased for you emoticon
    1805 days ago
    Yes indeed celebrate those healthy days!!! For sure they are a wonderful gift!
    Make it a great day Marsha!
    1805 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Hope you have speedy recovery with your back. Be careful in what you do. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Your Day. Take Care.
    1805 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/12/2012 10:15:46 AM
  • _LINDA
    Looks like a great group! So sorry about the back strain -its so very easy to throw it out as I well know on many a time :( I hope you recover quickly. After warming up with gentle exercise, be sure to do some good back stretches. My favorite release is laying down with both knees pulled to my chest and gently rotating about in a small circle. Also laying down another good one is bending your knees and putting them on one side while stretching out both arms and looking in the opposite direction of where your knees are pointing to.
    That is good the digestive upset is gone at least!
    Have a good weekend!
    1805 days ago
    Hope your back is better soon. Take good care!
    1805 days ago
    One wrong move and you pay royally. I missed a
    step last night coming out of the basement and
    really hit my right toe hard but luckily, just
    broke the skin and have a little bruise. Life
    happens. Hope your back gets better soon.
    1805 days ago
    Wise choices!
    1805 days ago
    NOTHING feels better than feeling healthy (and I'm still fluish, but recall faintly what that did feel like: looking forward to recovering it!!)
    1805 days ago
    You're right. It's fantastic that you're doing so well. Hope you recover from this back strain quickly so you can get right back in the game. So happy for your healthy lifestyle. emoticon emoticon
    1805 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I agree totally, but don't overdo it, either! Hope it all goes well, however it goes!
    1805 days ago
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