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This is not my old life.

Life after running. Life with Baby. That is my new life.

January 2013 update- OK, I fell off the PT wagon and need to get back on. Also, need to renew my dedication to finding a way to get more exercise.

August 2012 update- I'm starting the slow process of PT for my hip in the hopes that I will run again someday! Or, at least, be pain free. :)

A full Marathon in October of 2008 was my last hurrah after 12 years of running, more than thirty 5-10Ks, 3 ...
Life after running. Life with Baby. That is my new life.

January 2013 update- OK, I fell off the PT wagon and need to get back on. Also, need to renew my dedication to finding a way to get more exercise.

August 2012 update- I'm starting the slow process of PT for my hip in the hopes that I will run again someday! Or, at least, be pain free. :)

A full Marathon in October of 2008 was my last hurrah after 12 years of running, more than thirty 5-10Ks, 3 sprint triathlons and 2 half marathons. In November of 2008, two different specialists told me I should never ever run again. I pushed for an occasional 5K, but they said every step I run is putting me that much closer to arthritis and hip replacement surgery. That is not something that a runner likes to hear at 37, or at any age. It has been devastating news, but I quickly got caught up in TTC and pregnancy, and after one devastating miscarriage, my precious son was born on January 3, 2010.

Since my dreams that childbirth would rearrange my hips and make them suitable for running again did not come true, I'm now in uncharted territory with what a new active lifestyle will look like for me. I miss my daily workouts, but hours of training are just not happening for me these days between work, and a very adventurous 3 year old. I have a short 30 minutes about 3 days a week when I can have (mostly) uninterrupted workouts. I also try to walk as much as I can for additional exercise.

This is not my old life. But, I'm on the road to creating a new life full of new adventures. Leave me a comment and let me know how you think I should handle my new challenges. I'd love to hear from YOU! Please say Hi if you stop by my page.
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Member Since: 1/4/2006

SparkPoints: 53,973

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My Program:
My latest plan (Jan 2012) is not going very well!:

Exercise: minimum 4x week
2-3 days @ gym- mostly cardio
1-2 days @ home- 30 Day Shred or Moms into Fitness
Biking when the weather gets better

Eating:
I'm focusing on eating whole foods, cooking more, eating little processed foods. Trying to get up the courage to quit sugar--gasp! Not quite there yet.

Personal Information:
I'm 42. (wow, when did that happen?! I still feel like 30.) Married with a 4 year old son (aka- baby tsumami) who turned our predictable lives upside-down in a split second. (If you don't believe the split second part, be sure to read my birth story in my blog.)

I don't like eating animals. Fish is the only meat I've eaten in the past 25 years. I love dark choclate, jasmine green tea and all kinds of green veggies, especially the leafy kind. I quit coffee in 2007 and rarely miss it anymore.

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"You rarely feel worse after a run than you did before it."
-a quote from my German friend, Jochen

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ELISAJANE57
8/2/2014 8:48:03 AM

Thanks for the comment on my blog. It's very true that there are definitely really good runs and some bad ones. I'm not a quitter though!



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WISHFULDREAMING
7/31/2014 3:19:39 PM

Thanks, no Cora wasn't the model. It is a recreation of a photo of a friends daughter. She is only a few months older then Cora though. and they look a lot alike :)



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PHEBESS
7/24/2014 9:38:50 PM

We're in Seattle! I'm heading to town for shopping tomorrow, if you want to meet for lunch? Or we're available Sunday for brunch or something, or a walk. Saturday is a celebration with the college buddies, so that day is out.

What's your schedule like?





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HEALTHYCHIC
7/24/2014 3:53:42 PM

Hi!



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PHEBESS
7/14/2014 7:08:12 PM

We're actually heading to B'ham to help two of my brothers go through Dad's house and clear out personal stuff (and garbage), work with an estate agent (who was good friends with our mom) for the estate sale and house sale, and then put the house on the market. My youngest two brothers are both self-employed, and haven't gotten all this stuff done. If I were still working, I'd have the summer off and would be doing this anyway. So that's the plan, a few weeks in WA. But of course we're making it an adventure as well - we're taking the train from Vancouver to Quebec, then down to NYC, then Phl for some time with Richard's family. Fly back to Seattle and then Japan for the fall. I think we have something like 50 or 55 days in the US. So I'll be in touch!



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