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11/14/09 1:30 P

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Maybe that's why I like to run so much. It's pain that actually pays off.

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11/13/09 8:03 P

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About a month ago, I was on a training run on the trail near my house, and a fellow ran by saying to his running buddy that running a marathon is all about ignoring the pain. That cracked me up, because it's so true - pain management for 26.2 miles!

Alysia :)

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11/13/09 10:45 A

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Glad you introduced yourself to the team. I know it is difficult to run/exercise when you have two small children. I ran off and on while my kids were growing up. Now that both are in college I finally have the time I need to focus on me. Good luck with your training and your pain management.

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DERVONNAE's Photo DERVONNAE Posts: 23
11/11/09 10:32 A

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He watches the kids when I run on the weekends, but he usually doesn't get home from work until 8:00 at night on weekdays, so I am on my own with the workouts on those days. I am looking into a gym membership with childcare though.

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11/11/09 4:16 A

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You say you have a 'great husband' - can he not sit the kids whilst you go for a run? This would give you some 'me time', too - I am under the impression that stress can be a problem with endometriosis...

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DERVONNAE's Photo DERVONNAE Posts: 23
11/10/09 8:51 P

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I've had several surgeries to remove the endo. This helps the back pain, and the pain down the legs, but we can't really do anything about the uterine pain until I'm sure I'm done having kids. There's no cure for endometriosis, and I've tried pretty much everything out there. The OB/GYN I have now has been helping me for about eleven years. Before that, I was a total mess. I take anti-inflammatories every day, and stronger stuff a few times a week. It helps immensely. I wouldn't be able to exercise at all without it.

Thanks for the welcome.

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11/10/09 7:05 P

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I'm glad you finally introduced yourself, but so sorry you're dealing with the pain. Have you talked this over with your OB/GYN? Are you on any pain meds? Surgery would probably be the last resort; scary.

I do hope you and your doctor can find a solution so you can enjoy any activity without pain. Take care of yourself!

Alysia :)

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11/10/09 6:05 P

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Wow tough problem, sorry to hear about that chronic pain. I am glad you find some relief with exercise. Hang in there.

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DERVONNAE's Photo DERVONNAE Posts: 23
11/10/09 4:35 P

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Hi all,

I joined the group a few weeks ago, but I haven't really introduced myself yet. I am in my early thirties, and have a really great husband and two sweet and naughty kids (dd - 3 and ds - 2). I enjoyed running as a teenager, but with health problems and life, I let it go for a while. I started running again in 2006 after dd was born and before my pregnancy with ds. I did the couch to 5K program. I picked up running again this past spring. I finished C25K again in August and ran a 5K at the end of that month. I've had a real hard time getting back into it these past couple of months though. I don't exactly know why. I have committed myself to starting up again this week. I think I will do the same program again since I've been so sporadic lately.

My two toughest road blocks are two kids under four (I do have a double jogger), and chronic daily pain from endometriosis. I love to run because most the time the endorphins kill the pain for at least a few minutes in the middle of my run, and it's my way of saying I am in control of my body. But sometimes, when I hurt so much, the thought of hauling three of us out the door for a workout makes me want to cry.

I have found weight-loss and healthy habits to be very difficult to achieve and maintain. I have a hard time finding the balance between being committed and caring for myself, and being gentle on myself. I have a really hard time making the time and energy for a great workout, and all the meal planning and prep.

I'm going to figure it out though. Little by little, I will make the changes that will make a difference.

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