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I Still Can't Run, but I Can Walk

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Last night, I walked about 3 miles. Since my injury in September, a 3 mile walk would make my pain flare up, and I'd be laying down and icing my neck (bulging disks and nerve impingement) for hours after. The whole right side of my body would feel muscle fatigued and achy. I did not need to lay down and ice last night. Last night, I went home and stayed up right until bedtime. I wish they would have given me this epidural months ago.

I went through my health app on my phone. In the last months, most days, I walked less than a mile. This doesn't count my 1-2 hours of running in the pool. As much as I love running with the old folks in the pool, I'd like to be out in the sunshine. I could use a change of scenery.

I think since September, I've been walking around like I was a neanderthal man, and lately, I've felt like I'm evolving. It's nice not to feel so much pain when I stand up straight. My trainer jokingly said the other day, that we can stop calling me "hunchback" now. I am starting to see light at the end of the tunnel and it feels good.

Tonight, I am going to try four miles, just to see if I have a limit.
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