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Back at it…..NOT

I had my appointment with my ND today.     The ‘long and the short of it’ is – no more running for me for awhile.  Boooo. 😦

Turns out my “M” symptoms are due to simply being out of gas.      Yup, I have the dreaded “adrenal burnout”.       The adrenals give us our fight or flight, and when there’s no fuel, you’re just out of steam.   Period.

Running uses adrenalin which essentially is the wonderful euphoria we feel after our runs, aka runner’s high.     Adrenalin comes from the adrenals, I’m told.   This makes sense, I mean, where else would it come from right?       

So continuing to run would only tap me out completely.

My project (if I choose to take it):      learn to fill the tank back up.   How you ask?  (I wish I’d never asked :)).     Yoga.    TaiChi.    Qu’Gong.       

So, I’m on a mission to love yoga -a journey to find a fun yoga class.    Lord, is there such a thing?



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Back at it……

While I’m a little behind on my writing (thanks [literally] to an out of town trip for Thanksgiving weekend), I just had to share my exciting news.

On Friday past, I worked from home, and was preparing to have the kids over for a birthday celebration.       I ran out at lunch to pick up a few things, groceries, etc, and decided, instantaneously, that Friday was the day I was buying new running shoes.    So, I dropped into Bushtukah, to assess my choices and glean any info I could from the sales guy.  And there they were, the perfect pair, waiting for me, and on sale for $81!!!   Hello Asics Cumulus , you are mine!!

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Just a little aside, I have been nursing a case of Plantar Fasciitis since July, which I injured while training for the Army Run Half Marathon.  

And, on that glorious day, Friday, October 8th, I went out for my first run since my injury.    I called my friend Nat, who insisted on coming with me to ensure I wouldn’t overdo it (she knows me all too well), and out we went.    

The amazing feeling of running, having your body strong enough to carry you along, is to me, the greatest feeling in the world.     Don’t think I lost much by way of fitness level (have been in the gym all the while) , I kept up, could still hold a 2-sided conversation that consisted of more than “yes” and “no” on my part…….exhilarating!!

I feel as if my world has changed for the better.      Yeah, sneakers….nice to see you again, or I guess I should say “meet you” (you are new)!!!   I’M BACK!!!


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