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5K race

Monday, June 28, 2010

Well I did it, I walked my first 5k race and did it in decent time. The race began at 7:30am Sunday morning. My daughter did a run/walk, and I and a friend walked. We started the race and all was going well until we got about a half mile out, and my left foot started getting this burning pain in it, I have had this before and it has come and gone, I didn't want to slow down,because my goal was to do 15 minute miles. So I pressed on, and managed to get my first mile done in 15, I couldn't shake off the pain, so I told my friend to go for it, and leave me behind walking a slower pace. Every step was pain full but I pressed on. During the last mile I found myself alone,walking on a trail and then someone came up from behind me, it was a gentle man who was also walking the race. He must have heard the pain in my voice, and continue to walk right beside me,asking me if I was alright.It felt like someone was poking my foot with a hot poker stick. So I explained that I have RA and that my foot was really giving me problems. He walked and talked with me, and I found out that he was the pastor of the Church of Christ church near my daughters house. God put him there with me right at the right time. He walked with me right to the finish line, what a blessing, he kept my mind off the pain Thanks to Pastor Jeff!!!! I finished the race in 57 minutes. I fought the tears back when I was walking, but when finished I found a place to be by myself and let them flow. I wanted so badly to enjoy this race, instead I just got through it. I'm not giving up, I will be doing another one in Aug, at our church camp and in the mean time I'm going to get this foot looked at to see how we can get rid of this pain. I have managed to lower my prednisone down to 7 mg, the doctor wanted me to be down to that by Aug,and I think that's why my foot is giving me problems,but the rest of the joints are fine!!! So now its back to training for the next one, and get this foot looked at, and hope that there is an easy fix for it! emoticon
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  • PERIWINKLE52
    So glad you finished even if it's not the time you were hoping for. You finished what you started out to do. PTL And it sounds like it was with much more effort than anyone else put in to it. So I say emoticon and emoticon girlfriend!!
    3856 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    emoticon emoticon on your 5k you finished it under a hour sorry about your foot pain will say a prayer for you . God is so good to us and knows are needs, what a blessing that Pastor Jeff came along when he did and walked with you until the end . emoticon emoticon
    3858 days ago
  • DEB007
    Thanks girls, my foot is a little better after some rest. I walked a mile yesterday and had to stop and take my shoe off and rub the pain out half way through the mile. I worked today and plan to try another walk again on Thursday. I need to mow the lawn too, so we'll see how it goes!
    3858 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    CONGRATS on finishing your 5K. Praise the Lord for sending Pastor Jeff to you...sounds like just what you needed at the time. HOW WONDERFUL!!!
    Hope your foot is feeling better...sorry about your RA. Praying that you are feeling better and your meds can be adjusted again.
    3858 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    CONGRATS on finishing your 5K. Praise the Lord for sending Pastor Jeff to you...sounds like just what you needed at the time. HOW WONDERFUL!!!
    Hope your foot is feeling better...sorry about your RA. Praying that you are feeling better and your meds can be adjusted again.
    3858 days ago
  • JANETELIZABETH1
    emoticon Deb on finishing your 5K.
    You are right....the Lord sent Pastor Jeff to you at that time as a comfort.
    Hope you get some relief for your foot pain...that's a lot to bear.
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    3859 days ago
  • SJG1953
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Congratulations for finishing your race!!! I'm sorry that you had all the pain in your foot though. I hope you get it where it is not hurting anymore. Blessings my friend, Shirley
    3860 days ago
  • DEB007
    Lilpat, I went to Total Runner and got a pair of Brooks running shoes and had them broke in good before the 5K. I really think its the RA it has effected the joint in my forth toe and I think its hitting the nerve that goes into the ball of the foot. When I'm on a high dose of prenisone it doesn't seen to bother me as much, but being on this lower dose seems to be making a difference. I'm just going to have to adjust things, and as much as I don't want to have shots in my feet they may just have to do that. Just going to have to wait and see!
    3860 days ago
  • LILPAT3
    I am glad you finished. Might need to go and get fitted specifically. Fleet feet, and numerous other stores are really good. Don't give up, keep it up and it will get better. emoticon
    3860 days ago
  • WONDERJUL
    I am glad there was someone to come along side and help you. Do get your foot looked at and I wish you a great 5K in August!
    3860 days ago
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    3860 days ago
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