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Thursday, March 17, 2011

You know how, during soccer games, there's that excited announcer shouting "GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!"?

Yea, tonight that shout was heard this evening in PDX -
"RRRRRRRRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN
NNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Seriously. I'm was so determined to get out and at least walk this evening. I haven't done any cardio since Zumba on Monday. Well, I did walk for a quick 25 minutes yesterday afternoon during lunch. I was feeling antsy, the sun was shining and the rain had stopped, and I have new running shoes waiting to be broken in.

I got home, and got changed into my running togs, and put on my new shoes, and got myself out the door. The bottoms of my shoes were very slick on the damp sidewalks, so I was cautious as I started walking. I did my 5 minute warm-up then started slowly carefully running. I stuck to my interval, and it felt like an ugly run, but I was determined to keep going, as long as it didn't hurt. And it didn't!

Slow and steady, I kept at it. The pain in my back simply wasn't there. I promised myself, and Bill, that if it got too bad, I'd walk. If that was too much, I'd call him for an emergency pickup.

2.6 miles, 38 minutes. No land speed record, but it turned out to be one of the best runs ever. I didn't hurt. I didn't stop. I finally caught my breath, found my rhythm, and celebrated moving again. I was so excited when I got home that I was chattering a mile a minute at Bill telling him how good it felt and how happy I am. And yes, I made sure to get down and do plenty of slow easy stretching after cooling down to hopefully stave off any further back pain.

Thank you all so very much for the well wishes and goodies and comments. I truly appreciate it, and believe you helped get me back out there again!
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  • GAYEMC
    Didn't know you hurt your back (although I did see something about an injury on the status update). Anyway, glad it's better. Yesterday was my 1st full strength exercise since back problem 3 weeks ago.
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    Geez, I don't get to read my feed for a few days and you go and hurt your back. That's what I get for not being on the ball! I'm so happy you were able to have a successful pain-free outing. Take care of that back honey!
    3747 days ago
  • AMYSPARK2019
    I'm so glad your run was pain free. I know first hand how frustrating injury and sickness can be. Your dedication is so inspiring to me. You rock!!!

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    I love the comment "It felt like an ugly run"......I remember feeling like that.

    So glad that you made it through (with INCREDIBLE time) and that you're back didn't give you any problems!!
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    3748 days ago
  • _BACK2BASICS_
    Great news that your run was pain free and you are on the move again. Take care. emoticon
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    Awesome Candie...I'm so happy for you!
    3748 days ago
  • WALKAWAY
    emoticon I wondered what that emoticon was that I heard all the way to Eastern Oregon. emoticon
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  • BLOND_NOT_BLIND
    Wow, it's good to know that maybe someday running will be pain-free again!

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  • DITZYCHICK
    So happy to hear that your back allowed you to get out and enjoy some time outdoors, running...in the dry weather!!! It's obvious that you really love it! After reading your blog, I'm looking forward to my workout tomorrow. I'm planning to be on the trail after my strength training...rain or shine. However, I must say, my fingers are crossed for shine!
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  • ROBBIEMARIE
    I am doing a really bouncy happy dance for you. I know you were going nuts not being out there moving so I am thrilled that you got to do it tonight with no pain! Hurray hurray hurray!!!
    3749 days ago
  • FRUITYFUL
    Wow, that sounds so good...I would love to be running outside. Good job taking it slow and getting out there! You must feel soooo great!

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  • LMLOPEZ
    Hooray!! Glad your back is better. Hope you have some good stretches to help it out-just showed my good friend this weekend some good stretches to do for her hips, and she showed me how to better pace myself. I think i got the better end of the deal!!
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    3749 days ago
  • GAYLEP67
    I could "hear" the excitement coming through your blog! I'm so happy for you, Candy. I know what you mean about feeling antsy. It's like we've been bitten by a bug and if we aren't moving, we start to really miss it. I'm glad you took it slow and that you did a lot of good stretching afterwards.
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