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Bordering on Hard-Core Exercise

Saturday, April 26, 2014

OK, now. It was only just 7.25 miles that I ran this morning. but I limped to the start and limped after the finish. But when I was running you'd have never known I had a sore left foot! Isn't that pretty hard-core?

And it was by far the sweatiest run of 2014. My Galloway group ran through heavy mist. When we got down to Lake Hollingsworth there was nothing but white surrounding us. Couldn't even tell there was a lake in front of us. I was wet from sweat; so sweaty that if you'd have thrown a bucket of water on me, I would not have gotten any wetter. I kept wiping my new glasses with a cloth and fingers and clothes. Not everyone would want to run in these conditions.

To protect my left glute which is fussy and easy to injure, I ran uphills with very small steps. I couldn't watch the strides of the rest of my group. They were striding much less frequently than I. But I could stay up with them (our fastest half marathon training group), if I pushed the turnover rate. That works! And I love flying down the hills. I've been told that's hard on quads, but mine don't seem to mind that at all. I truly want to do all I can do.

I loved that run!! I'm about laughing at myself. How did I become this person -- this -- this almost hard-core running, umm, fanatic??
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NYCALIGIRL 4/28/2014 10:36AM

    Wow that's amazing, way to go being Gung-Ho and hardcore all the way to the finish line. That's pretty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DDOORN 4/27/2014 10:15PM

    Whew! You really put the SPARK to it! Go YOU! :-)

Don

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AQUAGIRL08 4/27/2014 3:05PM

    As long as you like it, that's all that counts! Enjoy your runs!

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GABY1948 4/27/2014 2:05PM

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MILLEDGE2 4/27/2014 8:25AM

    "I truly want to do all I can do." Thanks for the reminder of what is important! emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/27/2014 8:18AM

    I'm not as hard core as you, but I also love the downhills. Maybe it's strong quads or maybe just letting gravity take over, but that's when I really love running.

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POSITIVE41 4/27/2014 7:53AM

    You are amazing - keep up the great work!

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COASTAL6 4/27/2014 7:15AM

    Your doing great!
Very proud of you!
How did you start running, I would to hear your story!
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WAY2GOCAT 4/27/2014 6:09AM

    I know what you mean. Run with the wind! You go girl! emoticon

A year ago, I had an injured foot, and walked my way through it. Walking in the park is my delight!

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JIBBIE49 4/26/2014 8:29PM

    I love how great you are doing.

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_LINDA 4/26/2014 7:01PM

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Hard core indeed! You are an Iron Woman!!
As long as the run did not cause any further injury to the sore foot or aggravate its condition..
Do take care of yourself though!

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NATPLUMMER 4/26/2014 4:32PM

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MBTEPP 4/26/2014 3:20PM

    Pinch! This is not a dream, and you have earned the title of an athlete.

Your endorphins act as a natural pain reliever. Be careful not to create an injury while ignoring the pain in your body. Ice it well 3 or 4 times today. Rest it, get it up in the air. Take an anti-inflammatory only if you need it at bed time. If the pain persists, you need to get it checked out.

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MJREIMERS 4/26/2014 3:06PM

    emoticon I love it! Good that you are making accommodations for your glutes! Keep it up!

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MEXGAL1 4/26/2014 1:55PM

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so very cool...love reading about your accomplishments.
Sallie

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/26/2014 1:51PM

    Same way we all did, Marsha... one run at a time! emoticon emoticon

I was going to caution you about over-training, but a paragraph or two later you mentioned the precautions you were already taking and I started nodding my head. Wise adaptations.

Spark on!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/26/2014 1:37PM

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/26/2014 1:14PM

    You did it one step at a time, and never gave up on youself, that's how!

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MAESTROSHASHA 4/26/2014 1:04PM

    LOVE IT! And dreaming of becoming a running fanatic myself someday... One step at a time right?

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LWADE1963 4/26/2014 1:01PM

    you inspire me. i keep saying i am going to start running but everytime i start to go out the door, my little shih tzu comes up to me and wants me to take her for a walk. i know its just an excuse, but i really do need to start

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