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The steroid pills I was prescribed last Thursday worked miracles. On Friday I barely hurt and walked a mile and a half, Saturday I walked 2.75 miles with a little jogging thrown in, and on Sunday I ran THREE MILES.

Okay, it was a slow jog - I didn't dare bring the Garmin because I didn't want to know just how slowly I was moving - but I RAN THREE MILES. And it felt FINE. Yesterday I walked 3 miles, mostly because it was snowing and I was worried about slipping and re-injury. I think I'm going to run again this afternoon!

This morning I saw the doctor again, who had looked at the MRI results. Apparently I had a herniated disc that was leaking gunk into my back and causing inflammation, but this was cleared up by the steroids and it's pretty much healed over, so the doctor thinks I don't need to do anything other than just work on core strength, be alert to future issues, and come in and get steroid shots if it happens again. And now I can run. Sort of an anticlimax, but I'm glad not to have to have surgery or major treatment needed. And my hamstring is still kind of sore, so I do need to keep an eye on that.

I'm delighted to be cleared to move ahead! But I'm also annoyed that it took so long to deal with that now I am starting from scratch, much too late to be able to race this spring. Oh, well. My big problem, I suspect, is going to be reining myself in and not doing too much too soon and injuring myself in some other way while I ramp back up to running again. ("Running again!" Doesn't that sound LOVELY?!)

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Date: 2015-01-14 06:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] traveller42
Great news!

I'm glad you don't need surgery.

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Date: 2015-01-14 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, wow! You got an actual thing wrong with you with an actual fix that already happened!! That's fantastic! Happy running!

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Date: 2015-01-14 08:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] malnpudl
That is AWESOME news! \o/

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Date: 2015-01-14 09:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dipping_sauce
Woo hoo! High 5!

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Date: 2015-01-14 10:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ariadnes_string
What great news! Happy running!

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Date: 2015-01-14 11:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ell
I'm so happy to hear that you're able to run again \o/

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Date: 2015-01-15 11:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meri_oddities
Glad to hear that you are starting to be able to run again. I can imagine how good that must feel. Have you thought about what you're going to train for next.

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Date: 2015-01-17 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
So happy to read this! It's always strangely frustrating when it's such a quick fix, but heck, better than a long drawn out healing process!

-Cris (

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Date: 2015-01-23 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thought I'd check in on you and happy to read the good news. Boston baby!

Hoosier Ted


ilanarama: me, The Other Half, Moab UT 2009 (Default)

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My running PRs:

5K: 21:03 (downhill) 21:43 (loop)
10K: 43:06 (downhill)
10M: 1:12:59
13.1M: 1:35:55
26.2M: 3:23:31

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