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I Want To Run!!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

I am SO READY to start running again! The temperature in Chicago has warmed up and it is so, so nice to be outside, but for now all I can do is walk the dog. Perhaps I (and my dog as well) should be thankful for even that!

Two weeks after gallbladder surgery (yes, it was laparoscopic!) I was told I could start "walking", so four weeks later I think running is still out of the question. I still get a bit of pain. I cant sleep on my right side which is the normal way I sleep.

I've started to consider that when the pain is the worst, I should consider what I last had to eat since my body is learning how to process food in a new way. I had chili last week and my husband had to point out (we had it twice) that I complained about my stomach after about the same amount of time had passed.

I can't just think of food in terms of losing weight or eating well for my overall health. I never realized how much food could impact how you feel, I would say before I ever had problems with my gallbladder. It's been quite eye opening!

So for now, running is out, but not for good. For that I am very thankful. : )

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  • v BLUENOSE63
    Just checkin in to see how you are doing these days....I have a ton of races including the Half ironman this month

    Later

    Cheryl
    783 days ago
  • v LINDAKAY228
    Hope you recover completely and can run again soon!
    825 days ago
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