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You Don't Have To Race To Be A Runner

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Ok.... just gonna toss this out there... if you aren't currently running races / participating in organized events, it does NOT make you any less of a runner or athlete. This past year has definitely been a whirlwind of a year with injuries and health related issues for me. But because of my experiences, it's also changed my perspective on a lot of things.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Not good.. no other way to put it than not good. I went to the Sports Med doctor today to find out that the pain I started feeling last week is a nerve in my hip that is severely inflamed. I already have partial paralysis in the surrounding muscle tissue. I go Thursday to start PT with some type of cortisone treatment. Also, I have severe muscle imbalance in my lower legs. I never noticed this before. But now I can see that my feet turn in and my legs are sort of bowed where they weren't before. Right now I can't run, bike or use the elliptical. Basically, in a nutshell ... no cardio. I suppose I'll find out more on Thursday when I go to PT.

For those of you who aren't runners, maybe you can't identify with the anguish and devastation that I feel at the moment. Being a runner helped define who I am. It is as if a part of myself has been ripped away.

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