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9/25/12 8:45 P

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So, Nancy, does that mean I won't get to meet up with you in October? I wasn't able to sign up and besides, I confirmed during my 20 miler earlier this month that there will be no more full marathons for me any time soon. (Respect the distance.) My plan is to go to DC anyway (I live in Baltimore) and walk or bike along with my camera. I have never been a spectator or observer. It should be fun.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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9/25/12 3:04 P

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Kelly,

Take it from me, I have been struggling with a tight calf for over 5 weeks now (I was in the midst of training for the Marine Corps Marathon). I started seeing a sports chiropractor (I knew it was not joint related and I did not want an orthopod to diagnose me with a joint issue when I know it is a muscle issue). Make a long story short, my hip flexors and hammies are responsible for my calf issue. Unfortunately it is not going to heal itself overnight so yesterday I had to make the heart-breaking decision to defer my marathon until next Oct. My goal is and always has been to run/train injury free, even if that means delaying my goals.

Take care!

Coach Nancy

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9/25/12 1:12 P

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Keep us updated - hope it's nothing serious and that you'll be on your way soon!

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9/25/12 12:46 P

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LOL So true-if I'm questioning it, I kind of already know the answer.

I have an appt on the 8th. :) Hoping for an easy answer.

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9/25/12 12:40 P

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I agree - if it feels different and is bothering you and you've tried the ICE remedies then I'd say it is time to go. Better to be safe than sorry or exasperate any issues that may be starting to develop by not stopping.

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9/25/12 12:33 P

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I'd definitely check - what can it hurt?

Jeckie (aka. Sarah) - Lowell, MA - EST
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9/25/12 12:31 P

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When I was having problems recently, I went right away to make sure it wasn't anything too serious. My injury was completely different from what I had thought (groin - ended up being hip), and I am cleared to run with the inclusion of PT.

Running is tough on your joints, you have to take care of them! If you have to ask the question, I think that means it's time to go. Just my two cents!

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9/25/12 12:28 P

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I took 10 days off from my run/walk schedule to give my knee a break. I did no exercise at all. Today all was going well, and then just under a mile my knee started acting up again.

So...do I wait it out another week or is it time to call the orthopedic doctor? I don't want to overeact, but I also don't want to lose any time in my training!

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