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2/16/12 11:53 A

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Thank you for the support. I am glad to hear that you are working towards your goal again. My back feels better but I am still going to take it slow. One step at a time. Good luck on your half marathon. I too, will still run that half marathon this year.

2/16/12 11:50 A

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Thank you for the well wishes. My back is feeling good enough to start walking again. That should make the dog happy. Depending on how the next few days go, I will slowly start adding the intensity back into the workouts. I'm sorry to hear about your ankle. I sprained my ankle really bad a couple of years ago so I understand the frustration. One day it feels fine so you do a little more and then the next day it hurts really bad again. But if I have learned anything, it is to take it easy and let yourself heal. I know it is hard and frustrating. There is always so much to do. And there is nothing worse than being tied to the couch. If you take the time to heal, you will be back up and taking care of business in no time. I hope your ankle feels better soon.

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2/16/12 8:27 A

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Hang in there, MAHANFAM! I have felt your pain! I was training for a half marathon that was to take place this past November, and in the last week of October, I ended up with a stress fracture in my foot. I cried a little, cussed a little, and tried to watch what I ate while I gimped around in a boot for eight weeks. Now I'm back on track, and have picked a new half marathon to aim for! The biggest, hardest thing for me was to be patient until the doctor cleared me to work out again. Take your time, and avoid injuring yourself more!


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2/16/12 8:06 A

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I understand completely. I hurt my ankle last weekend ( a new injury), and I'm still gimping around. I thought it was better yesterday, at least enough for me to get up off the couch, but I was wrong. The swelling was almost non-existant when I woke up, but after washing the dishes, wiping down the counters,getting my spaghetti sauce ready and going, and then washing more dishes...I was right back to not being able to see the bone. I was hoping that I would be able to go for a slow, short walk today, but it hurts worse than ever again. I'm going crazy with all of this laying around. I need to be up. I need to be doing things. Soon enough, I guess we'll both be back up and on track. Good luck and hope you feel better soon.

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2/10/12 12:34 P

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Well, I've done it again. I've hurt my back again. I was off to a great start. Now I will be on the couch for the next week. But it is okay. It gives me some time to take care of the little things that I need or want to do. For example, start to participate in the forums.
Besides, I am down 4 pounds since Jan 7. That is the weight that I gained back while I was moving from S. Korea in December. I'm happy that it is gone.
My back should be better in a few days. And when it is I will take it easy for the first week to make sure it is okay. This isn't a new injury but it does stink because it puts me behind in my training. (Working on a triathlon and 1/2 marathon this year) But i'm not upset anymore. I was livid 2 days ago. The only one that is really suffering is the dog. I can't take him for his walks. Poor guy. At least he likes to walk on the dreadmill.

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