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Mittagong, NSW, Australia
Have been a keen runner for more than 40 years; member of ACT Veterans Club. Ran my first of 11 marathons in 2000 and the NYC Marathon in 2005 where I carried the Australian flag at the "Friendship Run" (photo at left). Have Australian Age Category Records for two 50km Ultra Marathon events, the marathon and half marathon distances; 5000m track race; ACT record for 1 mile. I lived in Sydney with my husband, Jim, until we moved to the Southern Highlands in 1995.... During our 45 years together, we travelled extensively and made NYC our favourite destination at Christmas for several years.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Some Motivational News! ~~~

Physio this morning : exercises, bike and hydrotherapy pool......plus I can now walk/jog each day, stopping the jog part if there's any hip flexor pain;  in fact I  can do what I want, within reason, but....again must stop if any sign of pain in the groin area.  I call that very good news!

 Starting tomorrow, then, I'll do the 5km or 8km loop that I've been walking, depending on how my leg feels, in a jog/walk routine and hope for the best outcome.

I've see that the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club have their half marathon on May 19 this year, so I think that's what I'll aim for.  Too late for the half in April.  It's exactly 28 days today since my last training session, but only in the last week have I decided to get some treatment, thinking rest alone would fix the problem.  If only I'd gone to the physio sooner!

Anyhow....there we are - or rather, there I am - on the comeback once again, with an easy,  slow and careful approach!  I haven't the time or interest in being injured again!