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I ran!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Today I ran for the first time in probably a year. I have been exercising indoors recently (about 2 weeks), using an elliptical or the 30 Day Shred video. I woke up this morning, and was on facebook. I saw a status that someone posted, that they were going to run for the first time today since an injury. I thought in my head, "I want to go running." I used to go running a lot a few years back. I was really into sparkpeople, and my healthy lifestyle. At one point, I ran 6-8 miles a day. It's been a while, but sometimes I get this urge to go running.
I got changed, found my HR monitor, hooked the dog's leash up to her, and headed out the door. We walked for a few minutes, until I got warmed up, and began running uphill. I kept running. I told myself that I would run for 20 minutes, then turn around and walk back. When 20 minutes passed, my legs were already getting tired from the hills, but I instead told myself no! I live out in the country, on a very hilly, windy road. I got to the end of the road where I decided I would turn around. I ran the whole way back home too. The entire 45 minutes. I am so proud of myself for doing that!
I have been doing pretty well with the eating part of a healthy lifestyle to. I do not deprive myself, but stay within my calorie range for the most part. It is somewhat difficult for me to eat low calorie right now, because there are a lot of low calorie foods I cannot eat. I have Crohn's disease, and am currently trying to follow a lower fiber/lower residue diet. I have a lot of inflammation in my ileum (small intestine), though I'm not experiencing many symptoms from that. A CT scan showed the major inflammation a couple weeks ago. A lot of fiber/ roughage is like sandpaper to my intestines. I was prescribed prednisone and imuran at that time, and decided that I need to be healthier to counteract any side effects from these medications. I used to eat a lot of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and whole grains to stick to a lower calorie diet but now a lot of that good food is bad for me and off limits.
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    1471 days ago
    Congrats on your run and I hope you can find ways to manage your disease. Good luck.
    1471 days ago
    Way to go!
    1471 days ago
    That's awesome that you were able to run 45 minutes for your first time running in almost a year! That's incredible! I've been running for about 6 months or so and a good run for me is 45 minutes! Keep up the amazing work!
    1471 days ago
    emoticon That is really great! Keep up the good work!
    1471 days ago
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