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Alex D @alex45674

Began running in 2006 3-4 times a week. I have completed loads of races (about 15 a year) from 5k to Marathon (3 London, 2 Beachy Head), but was not getting any faster or thinner! Started running every day to train for the 5x50 Challenge (5x50.co.uk) in Sept-Oct 2012 and loved it! Completed the challenge and lost 9lb in the process. New 5x50 Challenge starts next March 2015 - join us! I am now hooked on running and love it! Loving the challenges here too, and enjoying buying smaller clothes and throwing out the big things :)

Next challenge is the Folkestone Half Marathon, running in aid of Breast Cancer - to donate please text DEDP95 £amount to 70070 or go to https://www.justgiving.com/AlexPinkHalf

I am hoping to beat my 2009 PB of 2:21:59 set at that course - bring it on!


PBs:
5K 27:16 (2013)
Half 2:21:59
Marathon 5:32:33

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Contributorgold Alex D While we are on diagnosis from doctors :) .....I have a neck which isn't bending the right way (it should curve in a c backwards and it actually curves a bit forward) and a spine which is a bit more bendy side to side than is reasonable. X-rays were really obvious! It was caused most likely by that car accident impact back in Feb, and has slowly got worse and just manifested itself with that agonising pain on Sunday, 7 months afterwards. Apparently that is quite normal timescale for these things. So I have had 'treatment' which basically consisted of a very rough massage, some laser treatment, some twisting/bending stuff which made my neck and spine go 'CRACK' several times (not painful but sounded yuck!) and generally a really good punching! Feeling quite a lot better already in fact, not as painful in my lower back and I am walking better, although I do feel like I have had an entire NFL Offensive Line jumping up and down on my back and neck! Very battered and in fact a bit tearful and shaky. Another apt tomorrow morning and another on Friday morning and go from there. All good! Should be back to fighting fit in about a month, give or take a week or so, but I am going to be fine!

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Thanks Kevin! Yes apparently all that noise was good :) Hope your man flu doesn't materialise, and you can do all your weekend things. Man Flu can indeed sod off, along with sinuses and backs, and all sorts of other rubbish!

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Sending you lots of healing and love from over here Alex!! We will both be better soon..We have each other so that's good. Stay positive love we'll get through this :D

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Oh yeah! Heehee I do love that pic, often think photos of me are awful but that is a good one! I frequently get told 'oh nice smile' when I run races, I must enjoy it :)

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Contributorgold Alex D All I have to say today is Ow Ow Ow Ow Ow my back HURTS!!! Rotten nights sleep again, agony getting up, and as for that whole putting socks on thing, I am not even going there! Staggering about in the office wearing running tights and a Beachy Head Marathon sweater because I could not cope with suit and heels for sure today! Or even suit and flats. Have an awesome October everyone, will be back working out quicker than a Berlin Marathon! I hope! xxxx

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We are a nightmare right now aren't we?! Just think how happy we will be and how glad to be able to work out once we are fixed and back to ourselves! Beast Mode On! I can't wait! Hope today's appointment goes well/went well (can't remember what the time difference is sorry!) take care xx

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No appointment yet and I completely agree. once were better we will definitely have beast mode on!! :DDD Will let everyone know more later in the day :D Keep me in your thoughts!! :DDD

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Contributorgold Alex D thank you for following me Aija! I love how you feel about running, I feel the same! Have a wonderful day!

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Yeah, I guess my first one will be Nordea Riga Marathon.. :) It's the biggest marathon in Latvia + Riga is my hometown, so I can bring all of my friends & family to support me. :DD

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Hopefully that will be perfect. :) Till then - let's enjoy our runs! Cheers! ;)

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Contributorgold Kevin G @alex45674 Alex, my HM superstar, I am so sorry to hear about your doctors diagnosis, I am so, so going to miss you, but I want you back fitter, stronger and happier than ever. Don't worry, I will keep the barmy side of TS alive, single handedly if necessary. A huge hug is sent, rest up and a little consolation is that you DID run your HM for such a worthy cause. Take care, rest up and keep in touch x x

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Awww thanks Sweetie! I am not going anywhere, I will be around anyway, and logging little walks and stuff like that. Just no running or burpeeing! I will soon be back to what passes for normal don't you worry! I know the barmy side is in good hands, thank you! I am glad at least that this problem was not caused by running (although I don't think running a Half after it happened was terribly wise!!!) so I will be back to running soon xxx

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Contributorgold Alex D Well, just got backfrom the Back specialist place. I have a swomewhat twisted spine, my neck doesn't sit straight (it is obvious now she has pointed it out but I had never noticed), one of my shoulders is higher than the other, and I have loads of muscle spasms and all sorts down my back yuck. My leg and lower back hurt like hell. Just call me Quasimodo for now please!!!

The sharp pain 2 hours BEFORE the half marathon on Sunday was the long term problem finally showing itself, and the lady I saw thinks if could be related to the car accident back in Feb. However it is NOT related to running and so, once she has fixed me and got me better I can run again woohoo!

For now, ice packs and Ibuprofen for today, another apt tomorrow at which she will start treatment, having looked at the x-rays taken today. She has thoroughly checked me out, pummelled and beaten me around, made me stand on one leg and all sorts today :) Onwards and upwards I hope. Wow am I in pain though :(

Oh and I shall not be doing Burpees today @babygirl93086 but we will do them when we are both sorted. I shall also be starting a number of challenges again in a few days/weeks/whatever once I am sorted. xx

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Contributorgold Alex D Happy Birthday dear friend! I hope you enjoy your day and feel great. Take care of yourself! Huge hugs from all the way over here xxxxx

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It is a hard one isn't it!?  I have taken the challenge but I am wondering the same.  Be interested to hear anyone's input for sure!  I am thinking something like running a big PB, or similar would count?

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