Faith and Fitness with Marsha Apsley

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Where Running and Life Intersect

I’ve been a runner for over over 25 years.  It’s a huge part of my life. So when I started having knee pain a couple summers ago to the point that I couldn’t run, it was devastating.  At first I thought I had torn something and when I realized I had not, I was thrilled.

running and life

But then I got what was likely worse news and that was when the doctor looked at me and simply said “You have bad knees”. He went on to say that I was too young (early 40s) for my knees to look the way that they did but it was my reality.  Arthritis. Minimal cartilage. He then told me I would have to learn to “manage” them.

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2018 Indy Mini 5K Race Recap

A few weeks ago when I was planning my blog schedule, I thought it would be fun to write a recap of my first time running the 2018 Indy Mini 5K instead of the half marathon.  

2018 Indy Mini 5K race recap

I’ve written a few race recaps since I started blogging back in 2015.  

It was in 2016 when I started having knee problems.  What I thought might have been a torn meniscus (although probably was at one time) ended up being worse than that…..arthritis.  And not just any arthritis but pretty bad, no cartilage left in the knees and little bone spurs, etc, etc. All for the doctor to say that I have bad knees and I just need to learn to manage them (whatever that really means!).

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I Eat Chocolate Everyday….And Other Confessions

It’s time to come clean about a few things.  

eat chocolate everyday

Speaking of clean, I don’t eat that way.    

I eat chocolate everyday.  Pretty much everyday anyway.   In fact, I can’t recall the last time I didn’t eat chocolate on a given day.  I often have a Hershey Kiss or two….or three…with my coffee sometime in the morning.  

I do have a sweet tooth and I’m taming it the best way that I can.  And one way is not to totally deprive it.  Allowing myself  to eat chocolate everyday helps me not go on an all out binge.  

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