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RoseC
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Martha's running her marathon today. Let's all give her a cheer!!!

Edit: Oops, sorry - it was yesterday, doh. Martha, I hope you're feeling okay today and I thank you so much for dedicating a mile to us.

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mp327
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Thanks to you and everyone else on this board for all the good luck wishes and prayers! They worked! I am happy to say that I crossed the finish line in 5 hours, 21 minutes and 44 seconds! Certainly not a fast race, but well before the 6 1/2 hour time limit. It was hard going at the end, but we made it! Thank you all for the great support!

Bella_G
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Joined: Dec 2011

You are so inspiring!

Thank you for caring for the newly diagnosed with your kind words of support and great advice.

AZANNIE
Posts: 390
Joined: Mar 2011

Way to go!!!! Just like Dog Girl said, I too would still be walking...lol!

Ann

rds711
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Joined: Dec 2011

Congrats Martha! I am very proud of you! And again thank you for thinking of us all at mile 24. You M'Lady are a force to be reckoned with!

Randy

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sephie
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congrats!! you made fantastic time. unbelievable that you are in such great shape. you show us all that life goes bak to "normal". thanks for mile 24. sephie

mxperry220
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Joined: Mar 2011

You are truly a blessing. Your positive attitude is what keeps us all going.
Mike

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sandysp
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Are your muscles extremely sore? Are you extremely fatigued? Would you do it again?

You are one amazing woman. I have so admired you this past year for the many ways you have helped myself and others. Speaking for myself and the others here - we love you for your continued wisdom, courage, steadiness and strength of purpose.

Sandy

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sandysp
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Are your muscles extremely sore? Are you extremely fatigued? Would you do it again?

You are one amazing woman. I have so admired you this past year for the many ways you have helped me and others. Speaking for myself and the others here - we love you for your continued wisdom, courage, steadiness and strength of purpose.

Sandy

shirlann54
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Joined: Aug 2011

You are a inspiration, that took a lot of courage to do what you did.It makes me feel more positive about myself .It gives me the courage to do the things i planed for the summer working in my garden ,walking and i would like to ride my bike. Thank you Martha

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sephie
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OMG,,,, if you are ever able to sit and ride a bike , you are completely healed up. that would be great!!!! i can not sit do that. sephie

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mp327
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Do not give up on riding a bike! I didn't think I would ever be able to do that again either, but I have found that I can do it just fine now. Padded bike shorts are definitely a must though!

shirlann54
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Joined: Aug 2011

I will get me some padded bike ,I have never had any before i know that would help alot .Thank you ....Shirley

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sandysp
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I used to be a spin bike instructor (one of my jobs) but it became impossible, I was in so much pain before my diagnosis. The acupuncturist told me I would have to stop spinning completely (I had already given up teaching but was doing it at home on my own spin bike). Now I am up to five miles a day woooo hoooooo! I asked my husband to get our bikes out of the sub basement yesterday. Yes it hurts my privates but that goes with biking anyway. I try to position my rear so it hangs over the back of the seat. It took me 20 minutes at first but now I've cut that time to 17.50 so I may add more miles this week. I have never loved and appreciated that bike so much since I looked at it longingly before and during treatments, thinking I may never ride it again. Before I get on the bike, I do 20 minutes of Chi Gong which warms all my joints. I have quite a few Chi Gong/Tai Chi videos and do it in my home office which also houses my spin bike. My legs hurt from exercise but they hurt anyway. I really don't see much difference but notice the difference in my mood - nothing like endorphins to pull me out of the dumps. You are a couple of weeks behind me in treatments, I think. maybe soon you can dream of biking.

cap630
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Joined: Jul 2011

Martha - I have been away from the site for awhile and justed wanted to say yeah!
You are truly an inspiration - you are a wealth of infromation and relay it in a kind and positive manner. Thank you for helping over the last year... I don't think I could have made it with out you or this site. ~Carol

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mp327
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You are very sweet! Thank you for the congrats and the kind words. I can not take credit for you making it through the last year--you need to be patting yourself on the back first, then give high 5's to everyone on this site. What a wonderful group of people! I hope you are doing well and I wish you the best!

Dog Girl
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Joined: Sep 2010

Martha,

When I woke up yesterday morning I said a quick prayer for you and wished you a burst of extra energy during Mile 24 from all of your friends here at the CSN. I'm glad you made it (I would still be running/walking it now!) and that you have conquered another challenge. Isn't it nice to be able to choose your challenges instead of them being foisted on you? For all the newbies and those whom have recently completed treatment; there is life and a lot of it after treatment for AC. Great job Martha!

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mp327
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You all are the best! I appreciate all the congratulations so very much! I don't think I could have done this without the support of everyone here. This was as much your marathon as it was mine. I am happy to say that I am walking better today than I was yesterday. I am extremely tired though and I'm sure it will take awhile to recover. It was a wonderful experience though and a dream come true for me. Thank you to each and every one of you for being such great cheerleaders!

torrance
Posts: 118
Joined: Jan 2012

Congratulations to you! I am giving you a standing ovation.

Hugs,
Joanne

Captain11
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Joined: Apr 2011

Congratulations Martha... You are an inspiration to us all. Hope all is going well for you!!!!! God bless.

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