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Wonderful Body

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I completed a 5k race with Hartford Marathon this morning and I did very well. Just to think that about three months ago, I could not walk more than days in a row because of leg pain. My leg hurt to the point that it affected my sleep position. I was depressed and frustrated because despite the fact that I am not a fast runner, I love running and I could not deal with the idea that perhaps I had to find another way of working out. Well, I started to work out the 5k program with Spark People and even I had a few struggles that kept for signing up until two weeks before the race, here I am today; happy, surprised and ready to run more races.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JO28352 1/18/2013 6:02PM

    Congratulations! You've inspired me, as some setbacks have sidelined me from doing my regular treadmill cardio, as well. Your story tells me that there is hope & I CAN do this!!! emoticon

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KLONG8 1/18/2013 10:36AM

    So happy for you! I have given up running because of a hip replacement and I miss it somedays. I have come up with other activities, some that I enjoy quite a bit, but running is special. Enjoy! And keep taking care of yourself so you can keep running. Avoiding injuries is the key - but you know that!

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DIANER2014 1/14/2013 8:20PM

    Congratulations! emoticon emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 11/2/2012 2:49PM

    woo hoo!!!!! My husband ran the half marathon and had a good time! emoticon

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CLPURNELL 10/17/2012 7:04AM

    Awesome Job!!!!

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NAOLEE 10/15/2012 4:29PM

    Bo: you are doing great; but you have to go to a Dr. to check what problem do you have with your legs. Worst will be if you have something that need medical attention and when you go to the Dr is to late for your legs. Please, Bo; you are the only one that can help yourself.

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TRICIAE2 10/15/2012 8:21AM

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BARCLE 10/14/2012 6:02PM

    emoticon congratulations on all your hard work and progress emoticon

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CANDOSUE52 10/14/2012 10:06AM

That's wonderful. So happy for you!!

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BRENJET 10/13/2012 6:14PM

    Congrats! Inspiring for me...I just signed up to run my very first 5k on Thanksgiving morning! Wish me luck!

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AJWALKLEY 10/13/2012 3:48PM

    Congratulations! That's amazing!

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