Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fusion to 5k Part 12 (Big Shoulders 5k swim)

Race day for the Big Shoulders 5k open water swim came faster than I expected. When I first started writing this blog I never imagined that my first 5k after spine surgery would be a swim instead of a run … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k part 11 ( Braces, Big Shoulders & Jack Daniels )

It’s been several months since my last post and several things have happened during that time. Last March I went to see a pedorthist (Bob) to discuss the pros and cons of having a foot-drop brace made for me and … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k Part 10 (Are we there yet?)

It’s been a year since my surgery and I am frequently asked the question “Are you running yet?” And presently the answer is “Not yet, but I’m slowly making progress.” This brings back memories of childhood family vacations driving across … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k-Part 9 (Just Add Water?)

After waiting three more weeks and continuing physical therapy twice a week my second attempt at running finally came. This time there were no mountains,forest fires, just 754 ft of sweet, humid central Illinois air. I completed the run, but … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k part 8 (Fire on the Mountain)

In less than 48 hoursĀ I was about to find out how it would feel to run again. Flying into Denver’s airport on June 22nd, I couldn’t help but notice how dry things looked on the ground. On the drive down … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k part 7 ($80,000 coffee mug ?)

The days after walking the Illinois Marathon 10k reminded me that I may have pushed myself too hard and needed to back off until my body recovered. I continued to walk and go to physical therapy although my energy levels … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k part 6 (Illinois Marathon 10k)

After waiting what seemed more than five months, race weekend finally arrived. Race morning I woke up feeling sore and exhausted after working two long days at the Illinois Marathon Expo and at Body n’ Sole, plus hearing the sounds … Continue reading

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