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Any Other Runners???

Jul 24, 2015 1:53 PM

Hi, I'm new and wondering if there are any other runners who are dealing with chronic pain?

I have RA and was diagnosed jan 09 in the middle of training for my first marathon. I was really into exercise and specifically running. Over the next 6 years I was constantly bounced around meds trying to find ones that would work for me. It broke my heart when I had to give up running and most exercise in general. It's been a very hard long road of pain and depression. I hate feeling so misunderstood by everyone around me, even those who are wonderfully supportive. I've been looking for a group like this for a very long time. I'm hoping to connect with some people to talk to on a regular basis and help support one another.

My disease is finally at a place where I can start to run again but now I can't seem to pull my head out of my ass! Meaning, I do good eating and running for a couple weeks then do shit for a month. I just can't get it together. Running a full marathon is still my number one goal and I'd love to find someone with a similar exercise interests.
I'm Canadian, 33 years old, have a weird sense of humour and I love to swear but even it out with terms of endearments 😉(that's my Cape Breton roots showing through). I don't care if your a man or a woman, young or old, if we click we click! Just to be clear im not looking for a sexual relationship of any kind...I'm assuming there might be a few Pervert Petes lurking out there, take your skeevy self and go perv somewhere else!

Do I have any takers?!?!?

Jul 24, 2015 2:30 PM

Hi
I'm also Canadian, I'm 28 and diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
I'm sorry you are having trouble keeping with your exercise and clean eating plan.
I don't have a goal like running a marathon but I do try to exercise on a regular basis.
My friend that does run marathons actually writes out training schedules and plans and then rewards himself somehow when he keeps it. He usually do something small at the end of a week and something bigger at the end of the month. Actually he is currently training for the Death Race in BC. He was taking about going for a 6 hour run on Saturday... that's some dedication. Anyways...
I don't run, I use an elliptical because the impact of running is very hard on me. But personally I have found that doing something everyday has helped me to feel a little better and if I skip a day I definitely notice it. On the days I am not feeling well I walk on my elliptical and lower the resistance I use but I still make the time to go.

Jul 24, 2015 2:40 PM

Hi!
Actually the Death Race is in Alberta (or did you mean he's in bc?lol) and its in the town I went to high school in! Good for him; is he doing it with a team or solo??

Good for you too! Thanks for the advice. I just need to get a good routine going and maybe I'll have better luck. It doesn't really help me out much that my treadmill is out to get me, I swear.

Jul 24, 2015 4:26 PM

Bonjour de Quebec! I may not run, but I walk! I don't have fibro like you, I have hypermobility syndrome and Schuermann's disease. Hence the reason why I don't run.... what's most important is to keep that wonderful sense of humor! That's what keeps me sane when the sidewalk is out to get me! But I still exercise in spite of what I have. Keep going!

Jul 24, 2015 5:27 PM

He's running solo in the death race. He says he always gets booted at the end of leg 3 and his goal this year is to make it to the checkpoint before cutoff.
I think treadmills are evil. They always seem to be out to get me too, which is why I bought an elliptical.

Jul 24, 2015 5:50 PM

Bonjour! Not going to lie, I had to do a little research on your conditions....they sound awful. But like you said, you still find time to exercise and that is very inspirational to me. Thank you for sharing. Watch out for them sidewalks!

Solo,eh? He's my hero. Those mountains are crazy, I've been up a couple but never from walking. I was way too scared of bears. Even underage drinking in the bush behind the hospital (true story) was a little touch and go. I swear I heard a mountain lion one time.
Yup everyone will be super surprised when judgment day takes place in my basement instigated by my evil skynet treadmill, but not you and me!!!

I have an elliptical too but it just doesn't do it for me like running does.

Jul 24, 2015 6:15 PM

Evil skynet treadmill! I laughed out loud. At work. Everyone was staring at me.

Jul 24, 2015 6:29 PM

Excellent. My plan of making you look foolish in public is working!

Even if it wasn't actually my plan at all, but making you laugh was.

You being around people is just a bonus. You being at WORK just made my friggin day!
Stop reading and posting and get back to work, jeez what a slacker!

Jul 24, 2015 6:40 PM

Work at work? No thanks.
Really evening shift is just changing tapes at 4pm and 6pm mountain time then I babysit the computers. I'm here to respond to issues quickly so that the air traffic control system stays running.

Jul 24, 2015 6:44 PM

I don't run, but I hike and dance. I'm clumsy, much more than I used to be. Now I only dance in my home at midnight o.0 I'm still figuring out how to walk without tripping, or going totally numb. Fun.

Jul 24, 2015 6:52 PM

Sounds like an important job....boring as fuck, but important!

Hiya FB. Nothing wrong with dancing at midnight if it makes you happy, keep it up!

Jul 25, 2015 10:20 AM

Ah Fb i'm in the same boat as you. ..trying to figure out how to walk without tripping. ... wasn't too successful with that earlier this week, but in my defense, it wasn't my fault, it was the street I was crossing at the time ;) as you can see, my humor gets me through. ... keep doing what you're doing luv!

Jul 25, 2015 11:29 PM

FB, same here at times. Trying to figure out how to walk without tripping(stupid two left feet) or bumping into something or someone. Running, haha. No way. In another life, possibly.

Jul 27, 2015 5:34 AM

You guys crack me up

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