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Running and Neurology

Running Down a Half Marathon

Since August, I have been training for a half marathon.

I have been so focused on shifting my diet, that I haven’t talked about this training in my blogging because there hasn’t been anything to report. I got the idea in my head back in July after meeting with a health coach through our insurance company. She suggested that I come up with an exercise goal as a means of getting healthier in the long term. Before getting pregnant with Jai I used to run, and I made sure to get a running stroller so I could eventually get back into it while pushing him around.

And by run, I use the term extremely liberally. I am more of a jogger, and with my short legs you could make the argument that I am a fast walker. I get my heart rate up and that’s all that matters to the experts.

Regardless of my personal speed, I had done a half marathon before my diagnosis and knew that it would be the perfect goal to push for intense training. It wasn’t long after I settled on a half marathon at the end of October that I received the good news about my MRI and made the decision to alter my eating habits as well.

It was one of those moments where everything came together and it made the health coach even happier to hear that I was exercising AND eating better.

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From the Top

I have always jumped feet first into a new endeavor. It’s ingrained in my personality, something my mother will tell you I’ve always done since I was a baby. I wouldn’t say that I was willful, but it was very hard for her to stop me once I made my mind up about something.

I’ve hit some rough patches in my early adulthood that made me slightly reticent (I prefer to say that I am more mature), but I still hurtle into things once I decide it’s something I want to do.

Some examples: moving to Georgia from Connecticut; meeting my future husband; going to graduate school; starting this blog: these are all things that I jumped into because it seemed like a good idea and darn-it, I’m doing this thing.

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