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Activities for Healing


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Did a 75 minute walk this morning. I used the Kathy Smith one hour walking workout on my MP3 player and felt downright sentimental. Hadn't used that one for several years. I remember when that was a challenging workout, especially the 4 minutes of intervals. Now I am feeling grateful that I can get some activity in, but know I'm losing some level of fitness in this time my injury won't let me run.

I swam on Friday. Swimming is not my favorite activity, but it is low impact, so good for rehab. Yesterday I walked on and off for hours with my daughter, son in law, 2 grandkids and hubby at LEGOLAND. It was fun, although it definitely doesn't handle crowds as well as Disney. Little Gwen has just made it to 34 inches and she loves all the thrill rides she can do now. Wish I was half as brave as she is!! It was so much fun watching her on the Bouncing Beetle with her dad and sister. She could not have been more delighted.

So, injury or not, life is good! Keeping positive, healing thoughts here. Spark On!!
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BOPPY_ 5/24/2013 1:10AM

    Fantastic!

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MIRAGE727 5/21/2013 8:28AM

    D does a lot of her strength training in our pool. I'm going to do that more often as well as continue Tri swim training. Stay strong, Marsha!
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NATPLUMMER 5/20/2013 1:54PM

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_LINDA 5/19/2013 9:06PM

    Good for you keeping up your activity level in spite of the injury. I am curious about the Kathy Smith walking workout. I have one on DVD, but its only 45 min and uses weights off and on (power walk for weight loss Matrix method). Is this just an audio one that you have? I really have enjoyed her workouts and wouldn't mind finding another one.
Keep up the great work!

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BOOKAPHILE 5/19/2013 8:27PM

    Lol. You're more active when you're recovering than I am normally. You're going to come out of this just fine. You'll get back to the fitness level you desire in time. Allow yourself the appropriate time to heal.

Your day with the grandkids sounds like a memory making one for them!

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FROSTY99 5/19/2013 7:43PM

    Sounds like a sensible approach to rehab. emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 5/19/2013 7:27PM

    Hey Marsha~ *hugs* It's been a while since I followed your blog, and sorry to hear of your injury so glad to learn you're on the road to recovery. You are such an inspiration~ I don't know why I've not subscribed to your blog before. I'm rehabbing two bad knees, and it's great to see your enthusiasm success. Thanks for sharing~ *hugs* BB~

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WATERMELLEN 5/19/2013 7:00PM

    Very sensible rehab!

And: your garden sounds glorious!

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OWL_20 5/19/2013 6:18PM

    You're doing great with the rehab--I know it's hard to be less active after all your training, but hang in there. P.S. You are a brave woman for going to LEGOLAND with youngster, lol.

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GABY1948 5/19/2013 6:05PM

    Keep those thoughts...they will help! I am praying for sooner healing for you and it will come! emoticon

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JOYINKY 5/19/2013 6:04PM

    Sounds like your on the mend. Yes, life is good; take it easy so you mend well! Hugs.

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SLIMLILA 5/19/2013 5:56PM

    Wish it was me that had gone swimming, I love it and haven't been in awhile. I've got to stop being so OCD about money, if I can't afford to pay for a swim now and then, I better go work at the call centre....
Hope you heal soon, Marsha.


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AQUAGIRL08 5/19/2013 3:14PM

    Healing takes time and patience. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 5/19/2013 2:41PM

    You're doing great!

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NEW-CAZ 5/19/2013 2:04PM

    Slow and steady Marsha, take care emoticon

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MSLZZY 5/19/2013 12:44PM

    But you are still trying to be as active as you can be until that injury heals. That is always the best approach.

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/19/2013 11:51AM

    Words of lessons learned from my lead-up to the Lincoln HM: there *is* such a thing as residual fitness, or a fitness set point. Don't worry about letting your body have the time to recover, you *will* come back more easily than the initial "getting there" in the first place. The biggest hurdle is the frustration you are feeling right now.

Thanks for your comments about "that's what the coach said" for my swim drills. No, I didn't exactly figure it out by myself, I had a training plan I got hold of that suggested it, so indirectly, it came from a coach as well.

Rest well, be patient with your healing, and I just know you'll be stronger than ever when you get through this recovery. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 5/19/2013 11:17AM

    I love how strong you are and determined. Keep up the slow and steady recovery Marsha.

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CELIAMINER 5/19/2013 10:57AM

    Blessings as you battle back from injury, and congrats on finding ways to keep fit in the meantime! You continue to inspire!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 5/19/2013 10:44AM

    Maybe it's time for some pool running rather than swimming. Or in addition to . . .

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