Author Archives: Van

Fusion to 5k Part 10 (Are we there yet?)

It’s been a year since my surgery and I am frequently asked the question “Are you running yet?” And presently the answer is “Not yet, but I’m slowly making progress.” This brings back memories of childhood family vacations driving across … Continue reading

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Good Form Running Clinic Wednesday Feb 20th

Good Form. Excellent Results. Good Form Running Clinic at Body n Sole Sports Wednesday, Febuary 20th @ 7:00pm. Join us for our next session of Good Form Running Wednesday,Feb 20th, @ 6:00pm. Good Form Running strives to help runners of … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k-Part 9 (Just Add Water?)

After waiting three more weeks and continuing physical therapy twice a week my second attempt at running finally came. This time there were no mountains,forest fires, just 754 ft of sweet, humid central Illinois air. I completed the run, but … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k part 8 (Fire on the Mountain)

In less than 48 hours I was about to find out how it would feel to run again. Flying into Denver’s airport on June 22nd, I couldn’t help but notice how dry things looked on the ground. On the drive down … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k part 7 ($80,000 coffee mug ?)

The days after walking the Illinois Marathon 10k reminded me that I may have pushed myself too hard and needed to back off until my body recovered. I continued to walk and go to physical therapy although my energy levels … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k part 6 (Illinois Marathon 10k)

After waiting what seemed more than five months, race weekend finally arrived. Race morning I woke up feeling sore and exhausted after working two long days at the Illinois Marathon Expo and at Body n’ Sole, plus hearing the sounds … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k part 5 (Cramp…..Cramp….Cramp…)

With only three months to build up to walking 6.2 miles I had my work cut out for me. The distance itself was not daunting, but the thought of being out there for possibly over 2 hours didn’t sound like … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k – Part 4 (Losing the Walker)

Looking for a way to be free of using a walker, but not risking falling or injury, led me to the thought of using Nordic ski poles to help me get around and improve my fitness. My right foot and … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k – Part Three (The Walker 500)

Waking up at home the first day after returning from the hospital, I wondered what the heck had happened to me. My head was spinning, pain levels beyond description and on the table next to me was a smorgasbord of pain meds, … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k – Part 2 – (All I want for Christmas is a new L5)

Surgery day could not come soon enough. Time seemed to stand still as my symptoms continued to get worse, with walking (the only fitness activity I could do) becoming uncomfortable. When my alarm clock went off early on the morning … Continue reading

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