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2/28/13 9:05 P

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Its March 1 here think I will go start a thread

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Still programming issues at work. Getting quite an education.

Big hugs Trish. Give the kiddies an extra long hug today.

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2/28/13 7:17 A

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Hi all!

Lots of love, Trish. Mental health days are SOOOO important.

I have 6 miles to do this morning, and then I'm meeting a friend for lunch - I haven't seen her in almost a year, and she has a little girl I'm just dying to meet!

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2/28/13 5:47 A

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Hugs ans Squishies Trishy

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Hey everyone!
Just a quick check in...sorry I can't read back. Don is still in the hospital, we are hoping he will come out within the next week. Kidlets are doing ok - both are showing signs that the stress is getting to them. I allowed Josh to have a a"mental health" day today. They are both "A" students, so I don't think having them miss days every now and then is a big deal. Now, if that changes we will be doing something differently.

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Good evening everyone. Weird times at my work. Trying to figure out programming issues with no programming experience. You can imagine how well I did. LOL!!!

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Rich, great on the marathon. Sometimes we need to change things up and walking out of your job is certainly one way to do that! I hope it all works out for you:)
Feb. has been a bust for running for me. Got sick at the end of January and I now have yet another cold. This one, though, is in my chest....it hurts! If its not better by Friday I will call the Dr.

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2/26/13 7:03 P

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Thanks Neraus appreciate your thoughts.

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2/26/13 6:53 P

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Wow Rich I hope this all works out for you. Good job on the marathon.

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2/26/13 11:31 A

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For anyone interested. My Sunday Marathon results were Finish time of 3:55:33 45/113 Finishers and 41/93 Male finishers. Pretty darn pleased with myself.

On another note life kind of sux bigtime. Had a big blow up with my boss. Said things I should have said many times. Told her to stick her job and walked out. Not sure where to from here.

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2/26/13 8:49 A

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Hi all!

Thanks, Rich!

I already got in a spin class and some upper body strength training. I'm meeting with the director at the gym a little later to talk about teaching classes! I'm going to start after spring break. I am SOOOO excited!

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2/26/13 3:16 A

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GOt another little run in.

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Finally decided to get my head back in the game. Got the diet back on track today. Been walking, walking, walking. Doc says I have three more weeks in the back brace and the same post-op limitations and then we can introduce some more exercises. I'm hoping to be running again soon. Good news was I got to go back to work. Daytime television stinks!

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1.25 miles on the treadmill tonight. Just walking some incline. Not a big deal but trying to get back in to a healthy swing of things.

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2/25/13 4:51 P

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G'day all

I am loving Carrie's new profile pic.

I am feeling energetic today.. Must be a running day - erm thats everyday yeah.

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2/25/13 7:12 A

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Hello all!

Headed down to class today. It's a busy day - oil change and brake check, 4-ish mile run, class...

Gotta finish packing. Have a super day!

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2/24/13 3:53 P

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G'day all.

Its been a big hot weekend here fun road trip. Marathon PB. Tired legs but feeling awesome. Maniac Acceptance has been confirmed.


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Rich! WTG:)
So, the weekend has indeed brought shovels with it. Blech!

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Headache from staying up late and eating too many treats. Fun time at my party. Birthday season is officially over. LOL!!!

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Hello all!

Headed out for a group run in about an hour. The local running store is hosting a group run and then breakfast at the store! I love it.
Last night I had WAAAAAAAY too many sweets at the wine and chocolate event, but "chocolate" *was* in the event's name. In reality it probably wasn't that much, but just seemed like a lot since I can't tell you the last time I ate a cupcake.

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Happy Birthday Nera!!! emoticon
This winter just stinks. It has snowed every weekend since we got back from Tortola. Blech! At least this weekend I don't have to work, meaning I don't have to drive in it!!! I am done with winter.......


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Hello all!

I decided not to go out and run this morning. It's a bit icy; I don't need to be falling all over the place! I'm reworking my running schedule for next week so I think I'll be just fine.

Have a super day!

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We are having my 50th birthday party on saturday. My actual birthday was a few days ago but this was the first free saturday we had. Just cleaning cleaning cleaning.

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Bobby and Anne, have a great time. Like you need encouragement!!

Rich, good luck with your marathon. You've got this!

Carrie, I'm running in the morning too, but it sounds like I'll have much better conditions than you. Stay safe.

Biked this morning - almost fifty miles this week, mostly because I didn't want to run in the cold and windy conditions. I'm having a consistent year - if the run isn't appealing, I'll bike instead of blowing off the workout. It feels good to know this.



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Hello all!

TGIF. Seriously. Freezing rain is on its way and I'm supposed to run tomorrow morning. Hm... might be a little TM run tomorrow.

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Heading off for a weekend of marathon with a mate in the morning going to be awesome

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judi we are looking at 30+ sparkers for the PIG in may, many of the JASR crew but alot of new ones too. gonna be really fun with all the spark coaches there.

anne and i will be gone for the weekend, leaving about 1 for a weekend at the wineries emoticon always a good time.

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Anne, so glad to hear the tooth is fixed. I thought I was okay with not coming to a Spark meet up this spring, but your post just got me wishing. Sigh.

Rich, so exciting!

Nera, I'm out of the loop. Who's big birthday is on Saturday?

Carrie, seriously, who eats hoagies in the library? That's a two handed meal, and you can't turn any pages... Good luck with the presentation.

I got in my run this morning. It's been so cold and windy here, that I've been biking all week. But this morning there was no wind, so off I went. It felt good to be running again, and it was only four days off!

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Hi all!
Quick check - I'm out at school getting ready for a group presentation. Wish me luck!

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PS - it smells like a hoagie in the library. yuck.

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Home early since I took a half day. Had a funeral to go to. Close friend's dad passed away. He had been in hospice for a month so not unexpected. Now getting ready to go grocery shopping. Have the big birthday party to buy for that is on saturday. Probably should clean too. LOL!!!!

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HEy all

3 sleeps to Marathon woot woot

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Hi all! My failed root canal tooth is GONE! Had it pulled yesterday. Not too bad. But I figured it wouldn't hurt too much cause after all it had no roots, right? But of course..the other teeth have nerves... Anyhow..just a tad sore today.
Judi-Hiya my traveling friend! Yay on the HM sign up! I have two coming up. The flying pig and the Rock and Roll in Pittsburgh. I said I wouldn't do another (only did one so far) because the training sometimes is just too much for me. My stupid illness sometimes gets in the way. But I couldn't resist these two. Good luck!

Have a great evening all. I need to go vacuum and then start dinner. Oh...and I ran 3 miles on the treadmill. Knee is not too achy and the missing tooth area is a bit owie...but I got it done.

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Hi guys!
It's been a long time since I've been in here (we were away on holidays), so I'm just going to jump in today. Last night, I signed up for a half marathon in September. Runs have been going well, so it's time to see if the heel will hold up to some increases in distances. I have new shoes (as of middle of last month), so that shouldn't be an issue for a little while.

Good to be back home, but we sure enjoyed the sun.
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100miler within 2 years :))
Today just 2k

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rich - you da man baby! my buddy it training for 100m or 161k insane are you guys
trish- hugs
doris- NOT exercise bike, spin bike! LOL
nera- it is hard to lose our 4 legged best friends, sorry for your loss

got in 2.5 today, double digits for the month. holding on to high hopes to be able to run a HM on may 4th with a bunch of other sparkers, the flying pig, just gotta stay injury free......

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Rich, WTG on your ultra:) We love you too, man.
Carrie, hopefully you will get the perfect renters and job ASAP. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
Nera, tough to have to clean the floor........sigh.
Anne, a treadmill and an exercise bike! WOW!!!
Me, a 3 mile run/walk today. Running hills, even though I haven't in recent weeks, is paying off. I did not run the entire time but covered 3 miles in 39 minutes! I will take that time and run with it:)

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Gday all

Thanks Anne of bobbie

15k easy run today.

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Hi all. Bobby and I bought a new treadmill and spin bike today! So excited! And we saved money for what seemed like forever so we could pay cash. Yippee! Being delivered next Monday.
Nera-I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. It is so hard to lose our pets. They are a big part of our family. Big hugs.
Carrie-sorry to hear about the loss of the almost renters. Hope someone else comes along soon.
Rich- holy cow...you rock!
Trish-we are always here for you. Hugs!


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Carrie sorry to hear about the loss of the renters. Good luck on the job hunt.

I spilled spag sauce on the floor last night. So sad I had to bend down and clean it up myself. I miss my little 4 legged floor cleaner.

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Morning all

feeling very reflective today. Maybe this is what happens after a tough Ultra. You think about the important things and all that.

Well I want to say you guys are super important. Thanks for being there. Trish you have been with us from the start through thick and thin we love you heaps and are holding out high hopes and prayers for you at this time.


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Hello all!

Well, turns out that our potential renter is no more. Our house is too far away from the bus station for their liking. Sigh... back to square one. But there is good stuff - in the last two days I sent out two resumes to jobs that I would actually *want* to have! I have a friend on the hiring board of one of the jobs, so we'll see. The other one is in a better location but I guess I have to get an interview first! Keep your fingers crossed.

Muscles are sore today so I'm taking a rest day.

Have a super day!

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Hugs to Trish and Nera.

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Hugs to Nera. It is very hard when we lose our pets, they are an important part of the family. Hugs to Trish and Don and the kidlets.
Let me see, had a run on Tuesday then nothing. But it did snow twice and the roads were not safe to be out on foot, let alone in a car:) Maybe Tuesday again. I am tired of winter. sigh

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Hugs Nerra

Feeling tired today. Anyone for a run.

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Very bad news. This morning my dog woke me up at 5am with unusual breathing. Didn't want to move didn't want to do any thing. Husband Googled emergency vets and there was one 2 miles away. However they couldn't save him. Seems a mass in his abdomen that we were unaware of had ruptured. We were told they could do some aggresive treatments including surgery but since he was a 12 year old dog and the mass could be malignet we would end up in the same place. So we ended his suffering but it was so hard. We came home ate a light breakfast then headed out for River Falls to tell our son. We just didn't want to do it over the phone.

Now at 11:30am we are home. His favorite rope toy and collar are put away later we will decide what to do with them. I moved his kennel and bed out of the bedroom, put them and his food dishes in the garage. I just can't stand to see anything that reminds me of him. It was so fast. Last night he was fine this morning not so much. All I can say is he was such a good dog and I am going to miss him so much.

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Thanks for the advice, Trish. I'm hitting EmergenC, and lots of water with electrolytes.

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50k Run darn hot. Lots of hills. Sore quads. Tired. Need Sleep. Very Stiff. Run Tomorrow will be short slow and probably very funny to watch.

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AHHHHHHH Carrie!!! totally cool about you moving out:)

Mirage...keep drinking clear fluids, and taking your vitamin C and D...can't wait to hear your race report:)

Don is having a tough time now. hopefully it will get better soon.

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I have a full blown cold. Mission: one week to recover for the Gasparilla Half Marathon! ANY advice will be appreciated! Thanks!
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Yeah Carrie!!!! So how soon can you move? LOL!!!

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AAAAAH I just got an e-mail from my realtor saying "how soon can you move?" I think we have a renter!!!!

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Hello all!

We got a fresh little coating of snow last night - it's going to be a beautiful run this morning. I'm headed out for a group run, something I haven't done in FOREVER. Then it's home to keep working on school stuff!

Have a great day!

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1 more sleep. 50k run

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Trish, Awesome kids and big hugs.

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Hello all!

Trish - I'm sending lots of hugs your way. You have such amazing kiddos.

It's shaping up to be a busy day. Lots to dot his morning, and eve more to do this afternoon! Phew!

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Another round of hugs for trish

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Oh Trish glad to hear about the science award win. Sorry to hear about the other news. Big hugs!!! Wish there was something more tangible I could do.

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Well today I am going to change my strength training sessions from every other day to every two days and see if that helps my runs. I have really been struggling just to get 2 miles in, so I am thinking that I am overdoing it with the workouts. I so love lifting weights, but I want my runs to improve, not go backwards. So today its just a run. Maybe I get to 2.3 today without almost falling off the treadmill. Hopefully this adjustment will help.

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Crazy rich Day 68 680.8km

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Trish big big hugs praying for you and don and kidlets.

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Hey everyone!

Proud Mama day again:) Missy got a Gold medal in the district science fair...she is moving on to the regional one now! On the oops side, she has a 2nd degree tear of her LCL ligament. Has to wear a brace until ringette and soccer is over, and is sidelined until things look a bit better.

Don isn't doing well right now....not sure if it is more mental than physical, but it is tough none the less.

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Anne - I love and hate my profile pic. I so desperately want to be back on the beach, and my pic reminds me of that every day. Sigh...

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Crazy Rich... runnin' every day. ;)
Carrie-like your profile pic!!!
I got in a nice 5 mile run yesterday... have I been here to tell ya'll that already? and today I walked 4 miles. Beautiful sunshine and 40*!!! See my updated belly pic? baby is growing!!! but I haven't gained weight in 10 weeks!! and even lost 1 lb.... YES!!!!!!
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Hello all!

The sun is out, I'm working today, and I managed to scrounge together a lunch.

Happy Wednesday!

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Just went and ran a lazy 5.5k

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Can't find time to think anymore! Miss you all!

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So, I went for a run this morning. It was wonderful, if slow and walking bits. It has been almost 4 weeks since I ran. vacation and illness got in the way. Hopefully, I will be back on track:)

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Well yesterday when I came out of a store I saw my car from the front for the first time in awhile. Seems someone at some point backed in to me and broke my grill. Today was at the body shop. So far estimate is under $700 but not sure what more they might find when things are taken apart. Otherwise not much going on here but very sunny and in the 30's.

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Hello all!

I'm feeling so good. I ran seven miles this morning and I feel great!!! The weather was just about perfect. The wind picked up a bit at the end, but it was mostly sunny and beautiful. I tried out some new wool socks and HOLY MOLY they were amazing. My feet have never been so happy. I might go pick up another pair or two...

Off to finish lunch and take a nap.

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Hey Deej how is that foot.

66 days running for 665 odd km. How good is that.

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As a runner, I've fully embraced Yoga! During my session today, I was finding out what muscles I need to work on as well as my flexibility and balance. This can only help me work a better run stride and prevent future run injuries! Namaste.
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HI!!! I haven't been in here in a coon's age!! I'm usually on FB but some of you are not there.
I've been running 3x a week still and walking the other days. Today should be a run day but I grabbed a shower first thing this a.m. b/c it was so flippin' windy that I didn't want to run. I'm going to go out for a nice walk soon.... no working up a sweat there to spoil the shower.
All is well and hope that everyone can run soon if they're on the injured list!!


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Afternoon everyone. Getting ready to run my 32 minutes. I started last week working on time instead of worrying about distance. I am planning to increase about 2 minutes each week. I was really pushing myself to go 3 miles every time I ran, but it was too much too fast. I am going back and working my way up slowly. I am a clock watcher too, so I put a towel over the panel on the treadmill so I can't watch the time and just concentrate on the run, and the music of course. I can't run without it. I tell you, Rob Zombie has got me throught some tough runs. His music may not be for everyone, but for me it is great to run to.

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Good morning all!

We got some freezing rain last night - I'm waiting a bit to drive down to my mom's for class. I think today will be another easy day. I have a 7-mile run tomorrow... I'm a little nervous, I haven't done 7 miles since last summer. But I'm feeling good and I'm sure it will be great.

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Gday all

Had an awesome run today. Yeah 13.2k hot and sweaty.

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I'm am very thankful we are not getting the snow some of you got. Oh my, that's a lot of snow!

Instead I'm sitting here, bored for hour after hour. I got out and walked a couple of times today but I'm so limited on what I can do it really only leaves for me to sit and watch TV. Boring!

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So, instead of running for the last few days, I shoveled snow. We only got 31 inches of the white stuff Friday night/Saturday. Just lovely. It is winter, in NH, and it does snow, a lot. But, we don't usually get this much in 12 hours. Sheesh. DH used the tractor to move some snow, my brother used his plow to move more. Then, the snow blower and shovels came out. I think we are "dug out" now. A run Tuesday. My first in 3 weeks.

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It's the 10th and there's only 50 posts on this board. I usually have more to read than that, just to catch up. Where is everybody?

I still can't run. The plantar fasciitis has been really bothering me since I tried to run that stupid mile and a half two weeks ago. I have been hobbling everywhere, and the pain is excruciating when I first wake up or when I walk in bare feet. I have been wearing my old running shoes everywhere with arch support inserts and that has been helping. Cross training has also been helping. Today I woke up with just a sight twinge. Not even pain really. Last time this happened, I decided to try running after two-three days. Not this time. I'm not running for a few more weeks. No heel spur that I can feel, so I am really wanting to nip this in the bud now. The best remedy so far has been a regimen of stretching, cross-training, icing and taking ibuprofen. I just wish I knew for sure how much longer I needed to do this for. The problem with plantar fasciitis is that you don't know you overdid it until you've overdone it. Frustrating.

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