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Scrambled Legs with RICE: An invitation to any and all Sparkers!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

So Saturday is the day! I get to run! Can you tell I am excited!? Well I am!

I would love for you, Spark Peeps throughout the world, to be a part of this with me. My dear spriend, Doglady13, had a wonderful idea to celebrate this occasion together. Since it is with much support from my spriends that I am where I am today, I can think of no better way than to share and celebrate this with you all.

The background, for those who don’t know. I have been sidelined from jogging/running since July when I had ACL (knee) surgery. Just when I was beginning to sorta like running, I was disallowed. Last year at this time I was writing blogs about how I hated running, but I’d give it a shot. In May I ran my first 5k, it was ok, but I learned that I wanted to do another. So here I am, finally ready to hit the pavement with a little more pace than a quick walk.

Yes, I am scared. Yes, it will be a SHORT run. Yes, I will be good and where my knee brace (even if I don’t want to). And yes, this will happen! So join me???!!!

It does not matter where you are geographically, or where you are on your fitness journey, whether you’re an avid runner, beginning runner, or a walker, just move with me. I will be running at or around noon (CA time). So, I invite you to get moving with me. Run a little farther or up a hill, walk a little farther or maybe a little faster? Just push yourself a little tiny more than you would. I am reminded of yoga poses, how difficult they are for me, being as flexible as a piece of rebar. That each time I practice I push a little more into a pose, that ‘little’ being a millimeter at a time. That reminds me, I miss yoga too!

So Saturday, get out and move with me. I will be thinking of you all and I hope you will be sending good vibes my way too!

I dedicate this first run back to myself, for being a good patient and working hard for the past 6 months. I also dedicate this first run to Spark People in general. It is here that I have found support that I have been unable to get elsewhere. But mostly, I dedicate this first run to all of us who read this! We are doing it, even if it’s at a millimeter at a time!

Thanks to my dearest Spriends, you have made this journey bearable! I love you all and together 2013 will be our best yet!!!

PS. The title of this blog reflects how my legs will probably feel afterwards and the need to use the RICE method when I get home :)
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    I'm going out to walk the dog in a few minutes, which works out perfectly on time. Good luck!
    1984 days ago
    I guess it will be about 8 pm here, so I think I could actually make it and join you on my treadmill. But in case I don't, I want you to know that I'll be thinking about you and I'll be sharing your excitement!
    Good luck!
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    1987 days ago
  • ANDY_54
    Your time at noon will be 0800 my time--which works out really good! I'm so there. And good luck, will be thinking about you! emoticon
    1987 days ago
    I'm in! I'm running for you on Saturday, chicky. And I can't wait to hear all the glorious details of your first run. No matter how short. Every step will be a victory.
    1987 days ago
    Count me in :)
    1987 days ago
    Of course I'm in. I'll probably go in the morning because noon CA time is 3PM my time. That's too much time for me to find excuses to not go (it's the middle of the day, it's getting dark, I'm full from lunch, yadda, yadda, yadda). Not that I'd bail on you, just that I'm probably better off doing it sooner rather than later.

    You'll have to post your success stories and then we can comment with what we did! This is so much fun thinking of challenges for other people. I wonder if I can make a career out of it?
    1987 days ago
    I will be skiing with the family Saturday, so I will have to run with you in spirit only! Hope it goes well and wish you a full recovery!
    1987 days ago
    I can do that with you! Saturday we're doing a recon visit to a wedding venue so there will be lots of walking, I'll just make it a fast walk! Good luck on your race!
    1987 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    I accept your offer! I need motivation to get back to exercise. I miss running yet cannot seem to motivate myself to do it! I know that makes no sense but that's life. I know that once I go for one run, I will be hooked again, so Saturday is the day, 1pm GMT is when I will get the chance (dance class for kids!)

    1987 days ago
    Running once, running twice, running with a strong ACL needs no rice!!!! BTW, my copy of that book is yellowed, crunchy, and falling apart.

    I'll be there, girlie!!
    1987 days ago
    I'm in! You are running at noon, CA time so that is 10 am here. I'll have to be done before that because I have dog training at 10 so I'll give you an 8 to 9 run!! Woo Hoo!
    1987 days ago
    Very cool!
    1987 days ago
  • MELLIEH0212
    Yay! sweet friend, you know I will be moving with you! emoticon emoticon
    1987 days ago
    good luck!
    1987 days ago
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