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The (Painful) Journey

What about a running goal?

Ran two miles without pain. Remarkable. This was 6 months ago before going to Glacier for the Summer. There was no running in Glacier.

What about a running goal?

The only running goal, currently, is to be able to run again.

Competing again is not a goal, but it is a dream.

There is something about aging athletes that is inspiring- as if to say, age means nothing.

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Feet

Grateful for the pain

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i love being an entrepreneur. A crazy misfit. An outlier. A dreamer. And so on. Grateful for all the struggles. It means i’m moving forward on a big dream.

No pain jogging yesterday.

It’s insane how long i’ve lived with nagging foot pain.

Grateful for the pain though.

There are others who have no feet and they would give anything to have sore feet.

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No pain, go gain

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At Disney, or anywhere greatness is abundant.

No pain, go gain.

The 30-day break from running has morphed into 2-3 years. i never wrote the date down because it wasn’t supposed to be a significant gap.

Continuous foot pain. At any moment. For any reason. Its cause never uncovered. So all i could do was move on.

The biking and walking to the gym have been my cardio supplements without running.

And then we returned from a family trip to Glacier National Park.

We began running one-mailbox-a-day a few days later on August 6, 2018. This is a significant date because all three of us began together – with a dream of lifetime fitness.

Our run this morning was about 1.25 miles at a slow pace. But we are out the door long before the sun is up. That is a miracle, a blessing.

For weeks now, i haven’t detected a hint of pain.

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Will 2017 be the year of a definitive diagnosis?

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Competed in 2009. Training for 2019 Worlds.

 

Will 2017 be the year of a definitive diagnosis?

Chronic lower right calf and right ankle pain has never been diagnosed.

i’d like to change that.

i will change it.

So i start 2017 by pushing harder for the answer.

 

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Need Help Not Giving Up?

Thank goodness for time to decompress

Runner pain point
For posterity, yesterday’s debilitating pain point location.

 

Yesterday’s slow three mile jog to the High School to pick up my bicycle (from the night before) resulted in a flare up of the right calf pain from three days ago.

Was so frustrated in the moment, i was going to rearrange the whole day to accommodate storming into my Podiatrists office and demand answers – potentially firing him.

There is no justifiable reason for such a sharp pain to continue after i have repeatedly (over the years) shared my concerns and we have repeatedly run tests to find the cause. The end result is always, “Keep doing what you’re doing, everything looks fine.”

Yesterday’s pain (and Wednesday’s pain) was so severe i stopped jogging to walk the last half mile to school. The walking was painful too, like a major “charlie horse“.

Sharp pain simply in walking.

Come on.

There has to be a reason.

 

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