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Reality Slap.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

When I was younger I never thought walking less than a mile around the block would cause me pain. Not when I was in my late 40's anyway. But then again, I never thought I'd of gained this much weight either.

I have endured a pulmonary embolism almost 10 years ago. I battled and won ovarian cancer last year. I graduated from college with an Associates degree WHILE having cancer last year. AND..... I quit smoking too while in college.

So to say I'm "determined" would be a pretty good description of me.

0.48 of a mile

I'm trying SO hard to not talk myself out of walking around this block everyday because of the pain it is causing me. By the time I get halfway around the block my hips ache and my left calf is screaming. Three quarters in and my left foot hurts so bad I'm fighting the urge to limp.

I've only been doing it for 3 days. I keep telling myself, "NO PAIN, NO GAIN". When I go home tonight I'm going to dig in my closet for my ankle supporter and I'm going to keep a pair of walking shoes at work. I think my biggest fault here is walking in inappropriate shoes.

So that's my reality slap for today.... WEAR APPROPRIATE SHOES. I have these reality checks occasionally and it helps to write them down so I don't repeat them.
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  • KATELOSS2009
    the right shoes and maybe a slightly slower pace? don't hurt yourself - you want to make sure you can win this battle, too! keep it up!!

    1745 days ago
    Wearing appropriate shoes makes a huge difference! emoticon
    1745 days ago
    I never even thought of that. Good info!
    1747 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    You might consider going to a running store & getting a gait analysis done to fit you with the right shoes. Cardio will take a whole new look when you are comfy! Stay strong!
    1747 days ago
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