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Showed Up Ready

Saturday, October 13, 2012

This morning I showed up to run. I was there promptly at 6am, with my new Amphipod hand-held strapped water bottle. Last week twice I dropped a bottle from my fuel belt, so I think I've solved that problem. I was dressed in my favorite running skirt. Okay, it's my only running skirt, but it's cute and the matching tank top is flattering, too. I had on my Balega running socks. Last week I bought three pair of cheaper seamless non-cotton socks, but they stretch during a run, and don't hug my feet like I like. Guess I've just been spoiled by the good ones. And talk about good ones, I had on my Moving Comfort Vixen black sports bra and Brooks GTS 12 running shoes. I had along some Gu Chews just in case, but thought we probably weren't going far enough today to try them out.

Yep. I showed up to run. But I was advised by my pace group mates not to run this week. My lower back (strained it Thursday lifting granddaughter) still hurts a bit when I stand up or sit down or twist or pick up something heavy. It's not hurting to walk now. So I walked for a little over an hour while they ran and then we all drank coffee together as usual. Next week we're schedule to go 13 miles, so I want to be ready.

Then my nephew called and wanted to walk, so I walked 2.84 miles more around the lake with him, his sister, and her dog. We are having gorgeous weather with lower humidity, no chance of rain, and at least a few degrees cooler than it has been. I enjoyed the reclining crescent moon at 6am and then the flocks of birds around the lake.

I like my two gym runs a week. Hope my back is ready by Tuesday. We'll see. For a gym run I don't have to get up incredibly early since Gwen can go to the nursery and I don't have to worry with sunscreen when working out indoors. But then my Saturday outdoor runs are extra special because I get a dose of nature. Today's walks were good, but I can't wait to run again!!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUNNERKDB 10/14/2012 9:48AM

    Great decision to listen to you body! emoticon Karen

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SLIMLILA 10/14/2012 9:17AM

    Oh Wow, Marsha, you are talking hard core... not just a little run in the park... good to here your friends encouraged to take care of you too... Thanks for comments and encourage emoticon ment on my blog too... have a great Sunday and rest up..

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123ELAINE456 10/14/2012 7:25AM

  Im glad your back is getting better. Preceed with caution when to start running again. Your back should not bother you at all when you start again. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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WATERMELLEN 10/13/2012 8:55PM

    Sounds like SUCH a cute running skirt outfit: you're as silly a shopping queen as me (and thanks for helping me celebrate those shoe scores!).

Hope your back is all better soon.

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MSLZZY 10/13/2012 7:00PM

    You are doing what is best for your back
now but soon you will as good as new. HUGS!

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GABY1948 10/13/2012 6:53PM

    I'm so sorry you couldn't go running but it really IS for the BEST! There will be other times so relax and have an awesome weekend!

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MAYBER 10/13/2012 6:15PM

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NATPLUMMER 10/13/2012 5:03PM

    I know how you want to run but it is better to be safe. You'll be back at it next weekend for sure.

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AQUAGIRL08 10/13/2012 4:58PM

    I'm so glad that you listened to your body. Believe me, I know how hard it is to reel yourself in, when it comes to exercising! You are doing an amazing job! It's fun to see you develop your Inner Jock!

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_LINDA 10/13/2012 4:42PM

    That is great you are doing better and proceeding with caution -listening to your running mates was a good idea and at least you still got to socialize with them. Sounds just great that walk around the lake! I am impatient to get to Mom's so I can hit the trails. Its gotten to our high today, 50, but will be warmer tomorrow :) I am going to be so busy next two weeks I doubt I will get out again before the first serious snowfall..
Take care of yourself!

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MIRAGE727 10/13/2012 4:33PM

    Now that's a healthy day! Great job, Marsha!

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/13/2012 2:09PM

    As you become stronger, more recovered, you might just start to feel like a coiled spring... not being able to WAIT to run again. Recovery, strength, independence... we are women... ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WILLOWBROOK5 10/13/2012 1:48PM

    Glad you are doing better!

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