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Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« on: 05/03/2009 10:53:50 »
I leave here around 11:30 AM Sunday morning to drive to Ferndale.. a bit south of me.

I have signed up to try to do a 2 Mile WALK/RUN....I will be walking, only with my walker...!

Now... I need tips.. So far all I have made was

1 mile

I had a lot of stops in that stretch and did pretty good ...except and pardon me ..it reaked havok with my bowels....
So I know I must take plenty of water...stay hydrated ... I have my Nitro tabs and also will be accompanied by My son and other patients like myself with various physical problems!

I had to sign a wavier to not hold them responsible if my aneurysms blew or my heart give out etc.. we all did...

Hopefully this will be a good thing.. will have a back up vehicle if I cannot make it..

So baring any physical problems.. The Foggy Bottom walk/run will have a new walker this year.. and hopefully I can do two miles instead of 1.. I am not sure I can make the full two.. but I am going to give it a good go!!

So at noon we meet in front of the Bank pick up our shirts empty bladders etc... LOL and get ready set and go! I actually think that it starts at 1:30 !

I am having trouble with shoes and swelling so have my chair at an incline Andrew and have been there all week trying to beat the circulation.. so far so good.. some swelling but less then last week!

I move at about a snails pace but that's okay.. There will be Doctors there.. and I will be checked along the way... blood pressure etc... So if things get out of hand I have to stand down.. but I really think if I pace myself I can do it! I hope!

Tips PLease...???
« Last Edit: 05/03/2009 21:01:08 by Karen W. »


 

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Re: Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« Reply #1 on: 05/03/2009 13:33:49 »
Uphill, downhill or flat?
 

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Re: Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« Reply #2 on: 05/03/2009 19:47:05 »
I hope you have talked to your doctor about this.
Also I'm not sure that emptying your bladders in front of the bank is a good idea- though, come to think of it, with the credit crunch and all that...
Best of luck.

Hee hee hee.... The place should be full of Chemical toilets.. for the participants and people...Lol...

My doctors are aware...and are my sponsors.
I will be removed if a problem arises..I gues the routine will be too take a nitro tablet before onset of race... and that should help with he vessel constriction thing and open things up abit for good blood flow or something to that affect.

 Thanks BC!
« Last Edit: 05/03/2009 20:04:37 by Karen W. »
 

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Re: Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« Reply #3 on: 05/03/2009 19:52:41 »
Uphill, downhill or flat?

 As I recall..it will be semi flat!  It runs through a loop around this old Town. My yongest son has done the run before ecept he is into the s mile and the ten mile. I am walking the two....
I am graduating from my ow foggy bottom run from computer to the loo in the house..... Have been trying my hand down the gravel road a stretch and at the Bird Santuary.......I have made it 1 time for 1 mile... We will see....It is going to be very difficult... but as the Doctor said.... depending on monitor results during race....I can stand down at any point and still get sponsored for the distance completed and the money will go to charity!
 

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Re: Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« Reply #4 on: 05/03/2009 20:12:56 »
Well, if you go ahead with it, I certainly wish you the best of luck. I sure as hell couldn't manage it these days.
 

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Re: Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« Reply #5 on: 05/03/2009 20:23:49 »
Well The way I am looking at it..Its better then sitting around waiting for death to come get me...I am sick and bored and tired of not being able to do anything so at least walking foward for me I hope will be better then running away....I hope!!
I suspect I won't make t..but it wil be good trying!
The fresh air in my lungs will be good.... and if I am careful... the legs will hold on  and let the lungs and ticker kee up long enough to finish! Lol...
 

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Re: Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« Reply #6 on: 05/03/2009 20:46:41 »
You just need to pick up the nearest palanquin.
Choose four strong shoulders to rest it on.
Remember to smile at them as you allow them to lift you up.
It will light up their day.

Have that sturdy whip with you, for better results.
And now, dear lady, for the speed record:)
 

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Re: Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« Reply #7 on: 05/03/2009 20:51:38 »
You just need to pick up the nearest palanquin.
Choose four strong shoulders to rest it on.
Remember to smile at them as you allow them to lift you up.
It will light up their day.

Have that sturdy whip with you, for better results.
And now, dear lady, for the speed record:)


 

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« Reply #8 on: 05/03/2009 21:12:50 »
Just take one step at a time, don't worry about anyone else, and don't worry about finishing if you really can't.
 

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Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« Reply #9 on: 05/03/2009 21:16:38 »
Best of luck with the walk, Karen.  Have fun. 

And let us know how it all goes.
 

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Re: Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« Reply #10 on: 05/03/2009 21:27:22 »
You just need to pick up the nearest palanquin.
Choose four strong shoulders to rest it on.
Remember to smile at them as you allow them to lift you up.
It will light up their day.

Have that sturdy whip with you, for better results.
And now, dear lady, for the speed record:)


Lol...hee hee... poor fellows...couldn't shoulder this gal! Lol.....

Light their day eh? ...lol....Oh they'd be seeing the light alright!! lol.......in a new kindom  thats for sure!!! lol..lol...lol..

And your right about the speed record too! You will never have 4 men Run away so fast! Lol...

By the way....I messed up date and
corrected it in first post!

It is this Sunday at1:30 PM.
 Not Saturday...


Thanks Fishytails.... I will do just that!  (hank you very much..good advice.... I am sure that my son will do well through all three but he will leave me before I finish as he will run at 2:00 for the 4 and 10 mile... if he still wants to.  
 

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Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« Reply #11 on: 05/03/2009 21:34:16 »
Best of luck with the walk, Karen.  Have fun. 

And let us know how it all goes.

Thank you Bass....I will..I think it will be great to get out amongst other people!
 

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Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« Reply #12 on: 05/03/2009 21:42:54 »
Good luck Karen.
Don't rush it, enjoy it :)
 

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Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« Reply #13 on: 05/03/2009 21:56:43 »
Good luck Karen.
Don't rush it, enjoy it :)

 Thank you very much and I will take my time...so I can enjoy it.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 05/03/2009 22:14:09 »
wow that's a challenge...... i wish you the best of luck..

Get a good pair of shoes ... might i suggest asic gels

Hadrian  :)
 

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Do you think I will make it TWO MILES on FOOT?
« Reply #15 on: 06/03/2009 00:40:11 »
wow that's a challenge...... i wish you the best of luck..

Get a good pair of shoes ... might i suggest asic gels

Hadrian  :)

Yes it is a challenge for me..I hope I can do it!

Thanks hadrian and for the shoe tip!
 

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« Reply #16 on: 06/03/2009 04:26:15 »
I'm sure you'll easily make it! :)
 

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« Reply #17 on: 06/03/2009 05:03:03 »
It will not be easy.....I am just graduating from two hundred steps a day.... That is not very many steps! It took me months to get to that!
 Thanks C4M and welcome back.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 06/03/2009 09:25:48 »
i know you will do your best and having a go is what is important. spirit of a champion that's you
 

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« Reply #19 on: 06/03/2009 10:27:12 »
Thank you Hadrian....that is avery nice thing of you to say... thank you.. I will have fun.
 

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« Reply #20 on: 06/03/2009 10:45:02 »
Good Luck Karen, we'll be thinking of you.  What charity are you supporting?
 

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« Reply #21 on: 06/03/2009 12:03:32 »
Charity? I didn't know you were doing it for charity :) Good on you!
Just make sure that you eat your carbs :)
 

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« Reply #22 on: 06/03/2009 12:12:35 »
Thanks Ben....and you know..I have searched my racing form and cannot find the charity listed...but it is put on by Six rivers running club and I believe that the proceeds help provide Local school  children  with shoes....kids shoe fund I believe....

The waterfront run was and I believe ths run is the same but am not positive...I know that many schhol groups and families participate .. anyone really.. as it is a race there will be prizes for those racing... I am not going for the race just for the health benefit and charity being served..

I will check Saturday when we pick up our kits..and let you know for sure...
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« Reply #23 on: 06/03/2009 12:34:26 »
Charity? I didn't know you were doing it for charity :) Good on you!
Just make sure that you eat your carbs :)

Yeah.. and my health......like I said..can't find the charity listed on my registration sheets, but assume its the same as the waterfront one... for local school children's shoe fund of some sort.

Not sure... I will find out...Tomorrow or Saturday!

Thanks for the carb tip!
 

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« Reply #24 on: 07/03/2009 00:28:36 »
First tip is to think of a nice reward to give yourself when it is all over. Concentrate on the reward and time will pass more quickly. Enjoy the "crack" (Irish for atmosphere and general excitement of the situation.) I'm sure you will meet interesting people and perhaps even a love interest!
Good luck.
 

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