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My running days are officially over

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allIwant
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My running days are officially over

and I am so sad!

Running is like a drug to me...I love it...love the way it makes me feel and I feel like it is the best bang for your buck exercise wise. I have done multiple half marathons in the past, started training for a marathon and running was always a big part of my life.

I hurt myself at work in 2009 and had to have back surgery. After my surgery my surgeon told me I should avoid running bc it is bad for anyone's back. I did for a few years but a few months ago started running again. I was feeling great but then all of a sudden I started having back issues again. I know for sure it is the running so I stopped.

I know I am lucky to be able to exercise at all and in the grand scheme of things...this is really not a big deal. But it is a big deal to me. It makes me so sad and jealous when I see others that can run.

I don't know what I am looking for here but I just needed to vent a little!
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Posted 6/21/12 8:27 PM
 
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Posted 6/21/12 9:35 PM
 

MorningCuppaCoffee
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My running days are officially over

That totally sucks and I hope that you find another form of exercise you are able to enjoy just as much.

Posted 6/22/12 7:21 AM
 

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I know exactly how you feel and it sucks so much Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

I threw my knee out at the beginning of 2011. That same year I had big goals of running a sub 2hr half and a sub 25min 5k. I was increasing my speed and distance and really getting into it.

I tried physical therapy, I went to 2 doctors, had MRIs. Nothing worked. I still have a bad knee that gives out sometimes. I have trouble going down stairs and have to hold on.

I HATE IT SO MUCH!!! I wish it would magically fix itself, but I know I would need surgery and its not really an option (I can't take the time off of work and I'm pregnant right now anyway).

After my knee went out I ended up finding other exercises routines to fill the void. I got really into weight lifting, boxing, and HIIT. It's very, very hard, but it does get easier. I haven't found anything I love quite as much as running but it does still give me that endorphin rush I love.

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Posted 6/22/12 7:36 AM
 

julz33
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Re: My running days are officially over

Oh man, that sucks!!! Chat Icon
Can you do short distances (i mean much shorter?). Did you know USATF has track meets? Maybe you could try the 100m, 200m, or 400m?
http://www.long-island.usatf.org/TrackField/index.htm

Posted 6/22/12 10:20 AM
 

allIwant
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Thank girls! For now I just need to heal! but then I will try to find something else that makes me happy! Just needed to complain a little!Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 6/22/12 2:18 PM
 

allIwant
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Re: My running days are officially over

Posted by julz33

Oh man, that sucks!!! Chat Icon
Can you do short distances (i mean much shorter?). Did you know USATF has track meets? Maybe you could try the 100m, 200m, or 400m?
http://www.long-island.usatf.org/TrackField/index.htm



Thanks for the info! Distance running was always my thing but if I need a fix, this maybe the way to go. thanks

Posted 6/22/12 2:19 PM
 

racheK
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Re: My running days are officially over

I can only imagine how hard it is. I love running too and I would be devastated if I was told I couldn't run.

Another exercise that I have become addicted to is Physique 57. I'm not sure if its convenient to you but the teachers cater to people with injuries and would make sure you are doing modifications right. Physique 57 might not be convenient for you but maybe a Bar Method or a Exhale Core Fusion class is.

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Posted 6/22/12 3:18 PM
 

Maridav
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My running days are officially over

I know what it's like! I have 2 herniated disks and anytime I run on pavement my back hurts. I usually don't feel if I run on the track with soft padding.... were you running or pavement? Either way, I'm sorry. I know if I couldn't do my fav workout I would be upset too. :(

Posted 6/23/12 1:36 AM
 

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Re: My running days are officially over

Posted by racheK

I can only imagine how hard it is. I love running too and I would be devastated if I was told I couldn't run.



I totally agree. That really sucks Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

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Posted 6/24/12 9:48 AM
 

allIwant
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Re: My running days are officially over

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Posted by racheK

I can only imagine how hard it is. I love running too and I would be devastated if I was told I couldn't run.



I totally agree. That really sucks Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



Thanks again everyone! Feeling better already....just thankful I can exercise and play with my kids!Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 6/24/12 7:05 PM
 

KevinNKristin8-15-08
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Re: My running days are officially over

I'm sorry. Chat Icon

I can only imagine how I would feel. I know I would be devastated too. I love running and exercise in general. Im literally addicted. I dont know what I would do if someone said I couldnt do it any longer.

Many many hugs!! Hope you can find some other activity that you'll love just as much!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 6/25/12 9:46 AM
 

allIwant
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Re: My running days are officially over

Posted by KevinNKristin8-15-08

I'm sorry. Chat Icon

I can only imagine how I would feel. I know I would be devastated too. I love running and exercise in general. Im literally addicted. I dont know what I would do if someone said I couldnt do it any longer.

Many many hugs!! Hope you can find some other activity that you'll love just as much!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



Thank you!

Posted 6/25/12 9:03 PM
 

casey31
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Re: My running days are officially over

I had to stop running because of my knee too- I am sorry to hear this about your back.

I ordered the bowflex treadclimber- i don't like it as much as running but it is keeping me healthy and helping me to loose the babyweight after DC #3. I still miss running outside though.

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Posted 6/27/12 12:53 PM
 

rsquared
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R

Re: My running days are officially over

I know how you feel! I used to really love to run and then I hurt my back and had to stop for a while. I started again, but I have had so many lung issues this year (asthma, pnuemonia, etc.) that I can't run distance anymore. I can still do short intervals on a treadmill, but I am so nervous ever since I had an asthma attack when I was running and was far away from home with no inhaler and no phone. Scary stuff.

I do a lot of Zumba and spinning now and started doing more toning, and actually, I like the way my body looks now more than when I was running all the time!

You will find something you like, and that will take the place of running. My FH tore his Achilles and he can't run either. Now he is a spinning freak, lol.

Posted 7/1/12 12:17 PM
 
 

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