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Emilushka

Ran My First 5K!

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I wanted to run my first 5K back in April, but the undiagnosed Celiac knocked me on my butt and I was unable to train for it. I finally got the Celiac under better control (including getting the diagnosis!) and I just ran my first 5K race today. It felt great! I just wanted to say that Celiac may have slowed me, but it couldn't stop me from reaching my goal! I kicked Celiac in the BUTTOCKS. Hooray!!!!

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Good for you. I did my first this last spring. I wanted to show myself what I could do after being so sick for so long. It felt great.

Congratulations to you too! HOORAY FOR US! I love feeling better now that my diagnosis has been made. I'm not back to being completely normal, but I feel SO MUCH BETTER.

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Congrats!! :D My moral/emotional victory was this summer when my husband and I did a road trip to B.C. We went camping and hiked 2-3 hours every day. I was grinning like a fool the entire time and said to my husband that a year ago there was no way I'd be able to do that, I would have been exhausted after 20 minutes. We were both so happy for me! lol


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Congrats!! :D My moral/emotional victory was this summer when my husband and I did a road trip to B.C. We went camping and hiked 2-3 hours every day. I was grinning like a fool the entire time and said to my husband that a year ago there was no way I'd be able to do that, I would have been exhausted after 20 minutes. We were both so happy for me! lol

That's also fantastic. I'm so glad you were able to have that experience with your husband! It's such a relief to be able to be "normal" again, isn't it? I love feeling like my body isn't out to get me anymore. I feel like I can trust it.

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Life is good when you can be healthy. There are lots of people out there who don't appreciate how good they have it.

That is so true. I hadn't realized how far I was from health myself ... so in my case I hadn't realized how bad I had it! My fiance was the one who got fed up sooner than I did. I was too focused on making it through each day and lost sight of the overall picture of constant nausea, D, etc.

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AWESOME!!! WAY TO GO!!!


Becky (me)-35yo; hypothyroid 8yrs (symptoms at least 1 yr prior); Plantar Fasciitis (PF) (tendonitis in foot) 4 yrs; ovary & softball size cyst removed Feb 2008; Sleep Apnea 3yrs; Dec 2008- realized wheat affects hormones-- went semi- gluten-free (aka, gluten lite!). Interstitial Cystitis (IC, aka painful bladder syndrome) (self dx. controlled by diet- can't have acidic foods/ drinks). July 2010-- realized there was more going on, was going to do the sensitivity/ Celiac testing, decided it wasn't worth it! Am now truely learning to live the gluten- free lifestyle!

My DH-38 yo; born w/ Spastic cerebral palsy. legally blind, uses wheelchair. back surgery Aug 2007, has continued back troubles.

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I wanted to run my first 5K back in April, but the undiagnosed Celiac knocked me on my butt and I was unable to train for it. I finally got the Celiac under better control (including getting the diagnosis!) and I just ran my first 5K race today. It felt great! I just wanted to say that Celiac may have slowed me, but it couldn't stop me from reaching my goal! I kicked Celiac in the BUTTOCKS. Hooray!!!!

Thats awesome! Im in cross country and since going gluten free my running has progressively been getting waaay better! Theres even another girl on the team who has celiac. Its crazy! WOOHOO for you! Are you planning on doing another one?


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AWESOME!!! WAY TO GO!!!

:-D Thanks!

Thats awesome! Im in cross country and since going gluten free my running has progressively been getting waaay better! Theres even another girl on the team who has celiac. Its crazy! WOOHOO for you! Are you planning on doing another one?

My running got a lot better since going gluten-free too. I used to get abdominal cramping and now I don't anymore, which helps a lot. I do plan on doing more races, although it's kinda late in the year right now. I might have to get through the winter before I can do another one.

Ultimately someday I'll shoot for a 5-mile or half-marathon but right now I'm just trying to let myself be used to running and to get gluten-free for good. All of that should hopefully get my 5K time down! Exciting!

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That is so true. I hadn't realized how far I was from health myself ... so in my case I hadn't realized how bad I had it! My fiance was the one who got fed up sooner than I did. I was too focused on making it through each day and lost sight of the overall picture of constant nausea, D, etc.

Me too. I say I didn't know how sick I was until I got better. I think that you are right that you just try to get through your day. Also it made my mind not work very well. I don't think it occurred me to try to find a specialist. Plus, the problems I had run in my family. Surprise, so does celiac. My dad tested negative, but found enormous improvement on the gluten free diet. My stupid doc told me that I was in great health my last visit before diagnosis. What got me diagnosed was my son coming down with it.

How about a mini triathlon? Cross training is great and easier on the body.

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How about a mini triathlon? Cross training is great and easier on the body.

I'm still a little bit afraid of bicycles. It's a silly fear. I'll get over it sometime and work on that mini triathlon. I do ride the stationary bike a lot, so I'm cross-training in a way, but swimming would be great for my upper body strength.

I'll keep that in mind for sure.

Not having to stop my workouts or make them less due to physical discomfort is SO NICE. I feel like I could climb mountains and run down the other side!

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I've seen bike races where they are all so close together and it looks scary. My mini triathlon was much more tame. The only time there was anyone near me was when they were passing me! (Maybe I passed a bit myself too.) It wasn't scary at all.

Cross training is good because when you can't do one thing due to injury or sore muscles or whatever, you can still do another one.

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Cross training is good because when you can't do one thing due to injury or sore muscles or whatever, you can still do another one.

Yeah. That's why I ride the stationary bike. That's exactly it. I can't run 5 days a week yet, but I'm working on that, too.

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Since the race I've been on a pretty big break from working out. I'm hoping to jump back into the swing of things more today. I keep feeling bloated though: Sunday night, then last night. Both times it was after eating corn tortilla chips with cheese melted on them. I think it's the cheese, since I've eaten tortilla chips safely. I think I have to give up dairy ...

But it's hard to work out when you're feeling nauseous and bloated.

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Boy, do I know about that! I remember some days just being able to repeatedly run around the block in case I had to run inside to use the bathroom. I found that exercise made me have to clean up my diet. It made symptoms more obvious. That wasn't fun, but it made me feel a lot healthier in the long run.

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I'm still working on getting the diet part in order. I still feel nauseated and bloated sometimes. I'm not sure if I have to give up dairy completely or WHAT. I am starting to get confused and frustrated. I'm being very, very good about gluten, but the rest of it is what's causing me trouble right now.

I think it'll be a while before I manage another 5K. I feel kinda like this detoxing is not working out as well as I thought it would initially. I just want to hide under my bed and let the Celiac get bored and go away so I can have my normal diet back. I miss muffins. And not feeling nauseated.

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Personally, I am very sensitive. I had to eliminate cc possibilities, especially with gluten free grains. In particular the processed ones. I can eat cheese, if I source it carefully, but not very much milk. I guess I'm a bit lactose intolerant. Being nauseated isn't any fun. Hard to run like that. I hope you get things sorted out soon.

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Personally, I am very sensitive. I had to eliminate cc possibilities, especially with gluten free grains. In particular the processed ones. I can eat cheese, if I source it carefully, but not very much milk. I guess I'm a bit lactose intolerant. Being nauseated isn't any fun. Hard to run like that. I hope you get things sorted out soon.

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