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    Hey,

    So, I had a very odd thing happen today - I ran!!!!

    I had just been to my chiro and massage therapist, where I've been having an SI joint nerve pinch worked on, as well as my 20 odd year old sciatica when, en route to the beach to meet my friend to chill out, I felt an overwhelming desire to run. I was shocked...... I have not run, for the bus or otherwise for quite some years - (actually been advised by medical 'experts' not to) and actually when I say run, it's more likely that I only got to jogging pace but it was a start. I ran as fast as I could (given my fitness and that I was wearing deck shoes!!) for 1/2 block, walked the rest of the block, ran 1/2 a block etc... did it 3 times! Then I was at the beach, who knows, perhaps I could have gone on longer????

    This way of life keeps me guessing for sure, and although I'm meant to take it easy after my treatments, I feel OK.

    Another thing happened - I got chatting tonight to a guy with severe arthitis, joint pain, skin disorders and all sorts, so I suggested he come on here - and told him my story......... I hope he does, he's so nice, and in such pain - and all conventional doctors have been pumping him full of the drugs I used to take which I don't anymore - Fingers Crossed.....

    So, great / odd / inspriational day - and more to come!
    Good Night
    PG!
    Primal - June 3rd 2013
    Starting Weight - 150lbs
    Current Weight - 150lbs
    Goal Weight - 130lbs
    (Female / 5'4")

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    yeah i recently got up one morning and got the urge to go for a run, did 5k!
    Really surprised myself because i've only had rubbish attempts at any kind of real running years ago. And all i've been doing in terms of 'exercise' recently is walking ( since i started primal 10 months ago) and the odd trip to the ice rink.

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    • #3
      Hey Greenbeast,

      Not sure I'll ever make 5k, but it was a start.

      Who knows, my hike today may lead to a sprint dash at some point - or it may not!!

      PG!
      Primal - June 3rd 2013
      Starting Weight - 150lbs
      Current Weight - 150lbs
      Goal Weight - 130lbs
      (Female / 5'4")

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      • #4
        Congratulations! Being able to run pain free is always exciting.
        Primal Journal

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        • #5
          well the point wasn't the sheer distance, more the awesomeness of primal living for giving one the impetus to just get up and run

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          • #6
            Cool!
            Breathe. Move forward.

            I just eat what I want...

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            • #7
              What amazes me is that I can run and not get a stitch or out of puff. No more trying not to collapse and pretending that I'm not in pain.
              In the past year I have discovered that I am gluten, grain, dairy and legume intolerant.

              I am trying to make sense of it all through my blog: http://www.goingagainstthegrain.co.uk

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Pinot-Girl View Post
                Hey,

                So, I had a very odd thing happen today - I ran!!!!

                and actually when I say run, it's more likely that I only got to jogging pace but it was a start. I ran as fast as I could (given my fitness and that I was wearing deck shoes!!) for 1/2 block, walked the rest of the block, ran 1/2 a block etc... did it 3 times! Then I was at the beach, who knows, perhaps I could have gone on longer????


                So, great / odd / inspriational day - and more to come!
                Good Night
                PG!

                You didn't just run / ran,
                That's your start on sprints !
                " I could have gone on longer "
                Go girl

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                • #9
                  Very awesome, OP! I started running myself recently; for a while I was avoiding the treadmill and just staying on ellipticals because I have a very bad knee, but I got a good brace and started at it a few weeks ago- Im 31 and its the first time in my life that I straight ran a mile (in 12 minutes )
                  But I'm down to 10:47 more recently and making improvements every week.

                  The best part about starting late is that every try is like a personal best I think
                  "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

                  Jack london, "Before Adam"

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                  • #10
                    Well done you! That's exactly what happened to me after I had been primal for about three weeks, one morning the energy kicked in and I woke up and I just wanted to go for a run. I run most days now, although I'm a very slow runner and entered for my first 10K, which is this Saturday. I am a person who spent most of my adult life believing that I couldn't run so I am absolutely elated with the progress so far. I'm quite likely to come last but hey ho, I'm out there running and that means a hell of a lot to me!

                    So stick with it but most of all enjoy yourself it's meant to be fun!
                    If the primal lifestyle is like a formula one race, everybody on this site is in pole position.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks everyone!!!

                      I've not run again, but swam (paddled) in the sea at the weekend.

                      I'm working to get this SI joint a bit more stable / pain free so not wanting to push too far. What is notable though is I had no increased pain from sprinting, yet I hiked for a few hours the next day, and that seemed to be a bit more painful. So, the sharp bursts may definately suit me more.

                      cheers!
                      Primal - June 3rd 2013
                      Starting Weight - 150lbs
                      Current Weight - 150lbs
                      Goal Weight - 130lbs
                      (Female / 5'4")

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