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02-17-2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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I ran today!

First time in a long time! Hallelujah! I'm slower than cold molasses going up a hill and the -20 temperature bugged my bum hip, but one step at a time. Remicade is bringing the old Alli back :-) just wanted to share because clearly I am excited!
02-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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wow that is extreme running in those temps!! Glad you are back jogging and hope it goes well. Its good to be exercising again isnt it
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02-17-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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The cold isn't so bad if you dress properly, my hip protests, but it's otherwise fine. :-)
02-17-2013, 08:06 PM   #4
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My wife and I fine it easier to run in the cold versus the summer heat. The secret is not to dress too heavy.
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02-17-2013, 08:13 PM   #5
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Hawkeye, I was logging 100km a week a few winters ago when I lived in New Brunswick in the -30 temps. I was having the season of my life. Before I started having Crohn's issues of course. I wish I had that me back. My old coach sent me an email a few weeks ago to so kindly remind me that I still hold a course record in NB.
02-17-2013, 10:04 PM   #6
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Congrats! Feels great, doesn't it?
02-18-2013, 11:21 AM   #7
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Congrats - and double congrats for running in the cold (the temp never did me in, it was the lack of humidity on the lungs in cold air).
02-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #8
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Alli, that's great! I hope the running & feeling well continues for a long time!
02-18-2013, 09:55 PM   #9
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So I jinxed myself..I spent the morning on the toilet today and missed half a day of work. I'm hoping it's just a coincidence and it wasn't the run that triggered it. I haven't had a day like this in awhile. A friend of mine stopped stopped by my office today when I was at work and offered me a spot on his Cabot Trail Relay team. The CTR is in May, so now I really need to be running :-/
02-19-2013, 12:29 AM   #10
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Congrats! That must be such a great feeling! I'm working on getting back to that point since my surgery. Good luck and keep at it!
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Congratulations! I run every day , but not for the same reasons! Were that to occur I suspect there could be a rather unpleasant trail !
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So I jinxed myself..I spent the morning on the toilet today and missed half a day of work. I'm hoping it's just a coincidence and it wasn't the run that triggered it. I haven't had a day like this in awhile. ... CTR is in May, so now I really need to be running :-/
Congrats on the running part. I'm afraid my only motivation for running it's to avoid leaving a trail. Kayak polo, now there is a sport I like and I have my own self contained bucket.

All joking aside sustained exercise usually leaves me less runny. Milkshakes on the other hand, could fill a kayak in 3 hours after having one. Gatorade also gets me running. Just a thought but have you looked at what you use to rehydrate as a possible trigger target than the run itself?


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02-19-2013, 07:30 PM   #13
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I only use sports drinks when I'm cycling or training for a marathon. I only ran 7km, so I only drank water. For sports drink I use GU brew which was the result of much experimenting. My abdomen is quite swollen so I doubt water triggered it. Despite the swelling though, I did run again today.
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How are you feeling after your second run - still swollen, or better? Have you run again since? I hope your body allows you to keep running!
02-21-2013, 06:14 PM   #15
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I have now run 4 times, 6 easy kilometres this morning. Abdomen is still swollen though, gone down a little today but I have had diarrhea all day. Running def didn't help that, so I ran on a treadmill, close to the bathroom.
02-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #16
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I get that as well if I havent ran for a while. Maybe psyillium husk will help? I find it does go away if you keep up the exercise regularly, so hopefully in a week or two you will be back to normal
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I don't know if psyllium husk would do anything more than make me feel like vomiting more than I already feel like vomiting. Slightly annoyed that these symptoms have returned, I was feeling so good last week.
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Have you tried psyllium? Personally it has done me a lot of good. I wouldn't drink it just before going on a run or anything like that, I usually drink mine mid-morning and work out in the afternoon or evening and that works just fine. I've been taking psyllium for quite awhile now and it does bloat me out if I take too much at once, but if you start slow (like one teaspoon daily), it might really help. That's just my experience with it anyway.
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Haven't tried it, but I'm willing to try anything if it means that I can wear my normal clothes and not look 4 months pregnant.
02-22-2013, 11:58 PM   #20
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This may be a little early, but I am trolling the Sept/Oct marathon calendar
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I know of one marathon in late October - the Haunted Hustle! I am not a runner but if I were, I would probably do something like this race. My mother ran it at least once and a lot of people dress up, it seemed like a lot of fun.
https://www.facebook.com/HauntedHustle

And if you're interested in psyllium, I encourage you to read through the Psyllium Husks thread first. A lot of good info in there.
http://www.crohnsforum.com/showthread.php?t=13856
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That race looks like fun, looking something within 5 hours driving distance of Kingston though. Montreal in September or Syracuse in October look promising.
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Ah, I wasn't sure where in Ontario you are, and it's a big place so I thought I'd just throw a suggestion out there. Montreal sounds like a beautiful place, I've never been but would love to go someday.
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10k of awesomeness today. Some abdominal discomfort, but I was able to ignore it and run.
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This may be a little early, but I am trolling the Sept/Oct marathon calendar
Going to try to get out and back into it tomorrow. I'd like to try to be up to doing a 5K in May.
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Going to try to get out and back into it tomorrow. I'd like to try to be up to doing a 5K in May.
If I'm not mistaken, the Freddy Marathon has a 5km and is at the beginning of May.
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If I'm not mistaken, the Freddy Marathon has a 5km and is at the beginning of May.
That's the one I am looking at, a bit of a neat twist this year it might be worth doing 3...

http://www.runnb.ca/General/news.php?id=222

They did something similar with runs in Rockwood Park the past 3 years.

Went out this morning to get back into it did 10 sets of run 1 minute, walk 1 minute with no bad effects.....took awhile for the Garmin to find the satelites though
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Awe, I wish I still lived in NB, so many great races!

I leave my Garmin behind when I'm first getting back into running, I haven't even charged mine yet since I started running again. though I did do a few runs on a treadmill this week and that is worse than running with a Garmin for me because I get obsessed with the numbers. 29 minutes even for a 6km run is not easing back into it.
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It's not necessarily a good thing to get obsessed with numbers. I used to lift weights back before I became ill, and I was all about the numbers then too. I knew exactly how much I could lift and I wasn't a bodybuilder or anything but I did feel a bit competitive with myself about it, if that makes sense. Now, I know my body has changed forever due to illness. I know I can't do what I did before, that healthy person is gone forever. Now I have to be content with just being able to get through a workout, regardless of how slow/fast I am or how much/little I can lift, etc. For me it's hardest going to the big gym I joined, I have to try really hard not to look at what other people are doing or how much they are lifting, etc. I have to remind myself all the time that my situation is unique to me and that my insides are different from most people's, so I just need to do what I can do and not compete with myself or anyone else. So, don't beat yourself up if you're slower now compared to what "healthy you" in the past would have done because you're a totally different person now. Try to be happy that you can run at all and try not to worry too much about the numbers. I know, I know, totally easier said than done. Being ill really makes you reprogram yourself inside and out, doesn't it!
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I'm learning this the hard way. I spent a long time over the past two years beating myself up because I was not longer able to beat the people I use to be faster than. I would have a couple of good weeks or a couple of good months of running, and then suddenly go downhill again. I had no idea that there was actually an underlying health issue that could be the cause. I had had fistulas for a long time, but my docs in other provinces kept telling me that they were spontaneous occurrences. I was finally diagnosed in Novmber. My up and down performance now makes sense. Now I'm going to be grateful that I can still run. I still want to run a marathon this fall, but I'm not going to be worried about a personal best time, I just want to run it because the marathon is such a great event.
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