Skip navigation
Community: Exchange advice in the forums and read running commentary Resources: Personal running log, calculators, links and other tools for runners News: Running news from around the world Training: Articles and advice about fitness, race training and injury prevention Races/Results: Find upcoming races and past results Home: The Cool Running homepage
Cool Running homepage  Search Cool Running Community

1217 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2011 8:36 AM by Marykb
Dre Day Pro 139 posts since
May 31, 2008
Currently Being Moderated

May 1, 2011 11:47 AM

Just Happy Thoughts

I need to share this with all of you. After many issues with my knees, sweaty feet and Achilles I finally was able to complete another 1/2 marathon with no issues at all. I have not been able to run this distance comfortably in exactly 2 years!!! I'm totally ecstatic and feel that I have broken through these annoying aches and pains. I have been given a lot of great information about supplements and different types of stretching which I feel will bring me to new heights with running. I'm so excited about what the future is holding for me. Next up...Philly Rock n' Roll Half Marathon in September! Woo Hoo!!!

"Sweat is the cologne of success!" Love this friggin' quote!

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
    Currently Being Moderated
    1. May 3, 2011 4:19 PM (in response to Dre Day)
    Re: Just Happy Thoughts

    Whoo Hoo!! Way to go Dre!  Congratulations!

    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1

  • crl8686 Legend 1,312 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
    Currently Being Moderated
    2. May 4, 2011 9:24 PM (in response to Dre Day)
    Re: Just Happy Thoughts

    ...and many more! Thanks for sharing the good news.

    2015 highlights...

    @ 5K: Ontario Mills 5K, Ontario, CA, 25:17

    @ 10K: (coming soon)

  • LPARafael Pro 166 posts since
    Sep 13, 2010
    Currently Being Moderated
    3. May 4, 2011 9:27 PM (in response to Dre Day)
    Re: Just Happy Thoughts

    Woohoo is right!!!  Congrats to you.  Keep it up and good luck.

    To paraphrase Newton, "A body in motion tends to stay in motion", so keep those feet moving ....

    2012 Races

    Year 2 Year 5K - 12/31 - 1/1

    Tinkerbell Half Marathon - 1/29

    Rock n Roll Pasadena Half marathon - 2/19

    Old Agoura 10K - 3/24

    O2O Half Marathon - 6/3

    City Impact Half Marathon - 6/16

    Channel Islands 10K - 7/4

    Disneyland Half - 9/2

    Marine Corps Marathon - 10/28

  • NRDgirl Pro 194 posts since
    Nov 30, 2007
    Currently Being Moderated
    4. May 8, 2011 8:26 PM (in response to Dre Day)
    Re: Just Happy Thoughts

    Congratulations! I can't wait to get 13.1 under my belt.


    Atlanta's Finest 5k: August 3, 2013 (26:06; 5K PR)

    Big Peach Sizzler 10k (51:04; 10K PR)

    13.1 Atlanta (My 1st half!): October 2, 2011 (1:46:44)

    Atlanta Marathon Relay (4th leg, 7.2 miles): October 30, 2011 (Team time: 3:44)

    Chicago Marathon (my 1st full!): Oct 7, 2012: 4:19:19

    2013 Highlights/Upcoming:

    Bermuda Triangle Challenge: Jan 18-20, 2013

    Marine Corps Marathon: Oct 27, 2013

    Anthem Richmond Marathon: November 16, 2013

  • Carrjeep Amateur 24 posts since
    Sep 2, 2009
    Currently Being Moderated
    5. May 8, 2011 11:36 PM (in response to Dre Day)
    Re: Just Happy Thoughts

    Yes!  Such a good feeling.  I've been nursing a bum knee for years and feel like I'm on the verge of breaking through and returning to my former self...


  • Marykb Legend 1,347 posts since
    Jan 16, 2008
    Currently Being Moderated
    6. May 9, 2011 8:36 AM (in response to Dre Day)
    Re: Just Happy Thoughts

    Glad to hear things are looking up for you!


    I discovered glucosamine/chondroitin supplements a few months ago and I also feel like I have been given a new lease on my running life.  The results have been nearly miraculous and I am beyond thrilled to be able to run without pain again.  So I share your joy! 

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...