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1/20/14 3:16 A

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Thanks everyone, you are very encouraging.

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1/18/14 8:51 A

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So sorry to hear this. I do hope that you stay strong and stay healthy.

All the best.

Life is for living!

Don't let yourself down.


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1/16/14 11:41 P

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So sorry about the circumstances behind you leaving

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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1/16/14 7:07 P

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Kudos to you for listening to your body and pursuing activities that you can do without doing harm to yourself. Best wishes on your future ventures.

"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

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1/16/14 6:42 P

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Steph, kudos to you for recognizing your limitations. It doesn't sound like it is going to slow you down. An adjustment in goals is not a bad thing. Good luck to you in your endeavors and I hope you find teams that are just as encouraging as this one is. stay strong and be happy no matter what you choose. I expect that you will find that the lessons in running will follow you everywhere.

MB
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1/16/14 6:13 P

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Sorry to hear that. But you have to listen to your body. Best of luck wherever your fitness journey takes you next.

Katrina
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What are you going to do today to reach your goals of tomorrow?

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1/16/14 1:42 P

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You know your body best! Take care of yourself. emoticon

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1/16/14 12:51 P

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Hugs and well wishes in the new fitness adventures. Taking care of yourself is most imporant

"When I first started running, I was so embarrassed, I'd walk when cars passed me. I'd pretend I was looking at the flowers."
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1/16/14 5:16 A

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I am so very sorry this happened to you. You did the right thing in backing off, you have to take care of yourself. Best of luck to you and don't lose heart. :-)



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1/16/14 2:17 A

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Steph, I hardly know you as I joined this team fairly recently, but I want to wish you well and compliment you for explaining your decision. Many people just disappear from the radar leaving us wondering.


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1/16/14 2:09 A

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Hi everyone,

I know I have not been very active in this team for a while already. I have had too many health issues and other problems and last year I had to make a hard decision. I had to stop long distance running.

9 years ago I was diagnosed with RA. It was hard, but I learned to live with it and for a while was able to continue running, now using the Galloway method. I even ran 2-3 hald marathons per year. But last year I realized something was happening in my body I was overstraining it. Another fall (usually a sign of poor concentration with me), I took a while to get over the injuries and that gave me time to think. I realized the painful days where increasing and my joints where always aching after longer runs. So I made the decision:

I leave long distance running, but will do long walks, I will also continue running on the treadmill in the gym, where I can stop any time. And I will take up golf as a supplement. Even though I will only have time on weekends to play golf, I have been taling lessons for a couple of months and am enjoying myself.

But since I don't run halfmarathons any more I think it is time to leave the team. I continue being active in other teams, so we will still meet.

Thanks for your encouragement & companionship through the years!

Steph

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