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Moving forward sometimes stinks!


Sunday, September 08, 2013

Reality check for me...the injuries I have had, along with Don's death have totally derailed me - I am heavier than I have been in years, and not being able to do much for a while have contributed to where I am...

Step one is done - get a gym membership.
Step 2 is tougher - my doc isn't going to clear me for cardio anytime soonish, so I am going to do strength training until that happens.
Step 3 - nutrition hasn't been an issue in 7 years, so I am just going to keep on keepin on with that one.
Step 4 - find something to focus on - not sure what that will be...I can't run (or walk for that matter)...Anyone have an idea of something to set for a goal "race"?

Hug and love,
Trish


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MONICA_W 9/10/2013 11:56PM

    Well if the gym is where it's at, how about some strength-related goals? I know you're kind of a superhero already, but what about things like push-ups and pull-ups that are typically challenging moves: set a "## of real push-ups" or "complete an unassisted pull-up" goal! That will give you something to build toward and accomplish. (You may have to bring your own cheering squad, medal, and bagels.)

Somebody mentioned a pool - if your injuries permit, that would allow you to get cardio and even train for a race or goal distance. (Agreed, no cannon balls in the shallow end!) Someone else mentioned volunteering at races - while that might be kind of heartbreaking, I think it would also make you smile and keep you feeling involved in your running community. I miss mine. Don't lose touch.

There's always a weight loss goal... if you're heavier than you ought to be, even if nutrition isn't an issue, quantity's got to line up with activity. Pounds lost are measurable, achievable, and celebrate-able!

Good luck Trish! Hang in there, hugs, and it's good to see you! emoticon

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BOBBYD31 9/9/2013 8:07PM

    hang in there you will figure it out but if you start swimming how about not jumping into the shallow end, i'm just say'in

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ZORAHGAIL 9/9/2013 3:25PM

    emoticon

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KASHMIR 9/9/2013 3:01PM

    does the gym have a pool?

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/8/2013 10:07AM

    It sounds like you have a plan... I wish you continued success on your life journey! Keep on keeping on...

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BE-THE-CHANGE 9/8/2013 9:31AM

    Since you can't participate in the race right now, maybe there is one you can serve as a volunteer?

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 9/8/2013 4:22AM

    Maybe just set yourself small goals. Like walk to the store then get the bus back, then walk both ways to the store. That sort of thing.

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RUNNINGWILD 9/8/2013 3:34AM

    Posted my idea on FB :)

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