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8/28/12 11:19 A

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I do know what you mean. I've started over on my running several times for either an illness or an injury. The most recent was in the spring I was running about 3 miles and then the hot weather hit, which I do not handle well at all! I felt so tired all summer and drained and didn't run and did a little exercise but not near what I had been doing. Then a couple of weeks ago I started working on trying to build up to running again. I did a mile two times, then got a bad cold and cough also. This morning I managed to go out and run again. Sometimes it seems to me that it's two steps forward and one step back. Over the past few years I've done quite a few 5 k runs, and walked a 4 half marathons. Right now that seems so far away. But don't give up cuz I'm not going to. There is still something that keeps pushing me to keep trying. Even when we have setbacks all is not lost. You can do it!


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8/27/12 8:52 P

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I do know how you feel somewhat. I was training for a half marathon and when I was up to 7 miles I got a really bad respiratory infection and it knocked me on my bottom. When I went back to training again I had to start pretty much from the beginning. My first mile I had to stop 3 times and couldn't do more than that. I did the half marathon with the most having run 9 miles before it. The adrenalin got me through. So don't give up...stuff happens which sometimes make us work harder to reach our goals... emoticon

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8/27/12 6:27 P

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A few weeks ago, I decided (again!) to go back to the Couch to 5K program. I was doing pretty well, up to about week 2 when I got bronchitis. I was out of work for over a week, and of course I didn't run/workout/exercise AT ALL. I could barely stand at the kitchen sink to take my medication. So now I am on the mend, I am back at work, but I am still coughing and having issues with fatigue. I don't think I am ready to get back to running, probably not for another week or so, but just thinking about starting over again is making me feel really discouraged. I know I wasn't that far into it, but still, I am tired of starting over again, and again, and again. Anyone else feel this way and know how I can push through this?

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