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My legs and me

11 Jun

The swelling in my legs is cause by my legs insufficient capability of moving the blood back to where it is suppose to go…up. This is called Peripheral Ed3ma. The doctor offered water pills which I ever so kindly refused and he suggested moving my legs more during the day. I do sit a good deal without getting up for hours. 😦

I also asked him for a name of a gastrologist, being that mine could not see me until July 31st. He examined my stomach a little and said that is it a good idea to set up an appointment, but he thinks I might have an Irritable B0wel and gave me a prescription to try. Now that one I gladly took! 🙂

I read this article about race day expectations written by John Bingham in the latest Runn3r’s World magazine and really liked it.

A CHANGE OF COURSE 

Many of us put so much significance on one day in our running lives that we’re almost guaranteed to be disappointed. We set goals, have expectations, make plans based on our egos. We convince ourselves that who we are will be based on what we accomplish that day.

That is so true, at least in my case.

I have worked my legs 3 days in a row so I need to make today a rest day, but how come I feel so terribly guilty?

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Posted by on June 11, 2008 in Blogroll, Pain

 

One response to “My legs and me

  1. kspin

    June 11, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    I think that guilty feeling is shared by many runners when you are unable to run. Last year and I had a miscarriage and STILL felt awful about not being able to run. Maybe we’re actually missing the endorphines (sp?) and it’s not really guilt! 😉 I hope you are able to feel better soon with all of your frustrating medical issues you have to put up with right now…

     
 
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