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  • 2 miles
  • 01:59 time
  • 740 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. swim
    good quickie 1000 yd 00:25 43:59 pace

    intended a longer swim but got waylaid by chatting with the kids coach, Coach D. He had not seen me since the injury and had presumed I "got a better job and moved". He's a cool fe... read more

    • Craig O.
      Craig O. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Life can't always be swimming.Good day.

      about 19 hours ago

    • Angela H.
      Angela H.

      Great job! Sometimes you just need to make time to socialize. I keep trying to remind myself of that these days.

      about 5 hours ago Like

  2. FIT
    Rehabilitation 00:30

    Worked with the coach, we had a comedy of errors which I just can not relate here. Fun times. This was extremely difficult for me. I can not put into words how much fitness I have lost. I struggl... read more

    • Ellen

      It will come back Holly! I'm glad you have your awesome coach to help get you back!

      about 20 hours ago Like

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    • Leah You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Way to roll up your sleeves and get some hard work done , very proud of you Holly !

      about 19 hours ago

    • Marie A.
      Marie A.

      Totally relate to the fitness part. You never gave up. Much to be said for that. Great work!

      about 8 hours ago Like

  3. swim
    good Bliss 2650 yd 01:04 42:30 pace

    My radiculopathy (leg pain) was very reduced today. I kind of held my breath all day. I'm still holding my breath a bit. I did my snorkel swim on what probably is the most gorgeous day of the... read more

  4. swim
    good And.... BAM! 2550 m 01:06 41:39 pace

    I have been trying to start a training plan I have for a 10K swim, and the first long swim is 2500M. Finally go it today and still feel pretty good after. It was a beautiful day and the swim went... read more

  5. walk
    good Walking the dog. 1 mi

    Really an estimate. Today is the last day of the high dose steroid pack. I feel slightly improved, which is also because for 2 days now I have not been sitting on my cushioned behind. A tiny lit... read more

    • Petite

      Will you've able to get some help with the move? Yay to last steroid as well!

      3 days ago Like

    • Bill H.

      Moving day is when you find out who your true friends are. Beer and pizza will attract the lesser friends. Glad you've got the high dose steroids done.

      3 days ago Like

    • Saliha

      I hope you'll be able to get some help with the move, please be careful. Nice walk with the pup....enjoy your Sunday :)

      3 days ago Like

    • Frederick You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      You're doing well...great that you are staying active and moving...the back will get better. Yes, be careful moving...get some help.

      3 days ago

  6. swim
    good Sunshine... no daisies 2050 m 00:53 41:36 pace

    Felt pretty good. We have a cold front, so the pool was empty. Snorkeled my way up and down the lane slowly slowly. My back and leg symptoms are much reduced being that it is Saturday and I have... read more

  7. swim
    Long course in the rain 1100 m 00:28 40:57 pace

    I seem to be about the same speed as prior to this mess. Pool in the rain is great so I had time to swim and then Becca the lifeguard and I had time for a nice chat. Then chatty Holly had to talk w... read more

    • Danny W.
      Danny W.

      Rainy swimming sounds like fun!

      5 days ago Like1 person

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    • Christina W.
      Christina W.

      glad the coach is on board, another surgery Holly? good grief, I am sorry to hear that - but just hopeful for better outcome. I'm sore every damned day - surgeon says 3-4 more months!!! ugh. but I no longer have hte zinger nerve pain like you have had.

      4 days ago Like

    • Holly T.
      Holly T.

      Christina, I seem to have a lot more damage in the lower back than most, so I will just continue to explore my options and try to stay enthused.

      4 days ago Like

  8. swim
    Snorkel nerd 850 m 00:25 47:20 pace

    This felt better. The snorkel isn't great but I'm getting used to it. Leg may be marginally better. Great encouraging meeting with C today. Apparently it's not too cool to swim like ... read more

    • Bill H.

      Mostly good news, which is much better than mostly bad news!

      6 days ago Like

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    • Holly T.
      Holly T.

      1978 was awesome, but that stroke. just think of it as Disco, and you'll want me to rid myself of it. I just wish I could find a swim suit that doesn't involve my snowmen, I've been forewarned that it will be the butt of all jokes...
      I Heart my Daily mile people.

      6 days ago Like1 person

    • Ellen

      I think it's cooooool!!! haha :) Seriously though, I'm glad you can get it in! boo to surgery...

      5 days ago Like

  9. swim
    good Snorkle nerd 750 yd 00:24 56:19 pace

    I am about 95% certain that I've reherniated, my leg is miserable, and I'm back at square one, but I'm trying to figure out how to not be such a grumpy whiner. Got used to the snorke... read more

  10. Follow up appointment finished. MD prescribed a the medrol dose pack and said I can swim with a snorkel and try the bike upright stationary. He repeated that the disc was enormous and he was very p... read more

    • Craig O.
      Craig O.

      Good progress

      8 days ago Like

    • Brian W.
      Brian W.

      All progress is good

      8 days ago Like

    • John A.
      John A.

      If you feel hopeful, I feel hopeful. I am also pleased with your nerve function.

      8 days ago Like

    • Saliha

      If the MD's pleased with the nerve function that's good don't worry about the current symptoms I'm sure they're temporary....I think you're making great progress :)

      8 days ago Like

  11. "rest" day. My right leg has been tingling and burning all day. This is not a great sign. Likely I just irritated the nerve again, but it is very frustrating. I can not seem to get ove... read more

  12. walk
    good treadmill march madness 4.1 mi 01:09 16:46 pace

    this felt fine, Strangely I am having a lot of tingling sensation in my right calf, which makes me a bit nervous. No pain anywhere else though, so....maybe it is getting more sensation back, or ma... read more

    • Bill H.

      You've been through so much, you've got the right to be little nervous about every strange sensation. Especially when you're dealing with the back. Nice 4+ on the TM, getting those March Madness Miles in.

      11 days ago Like

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    • Cassie

      4 miles is 4 miles--nice job!

      10 days ago Like

    • Dian T.
      Dian T.

      😀 yay... besides the calf issue. Good for you.

      10 days ago Like

  13. walk
    great more and more 4 mi 01:06 16:32 pace

    Another long day at work. Had a really nice speedy walk with incline. Got to see my friend Kathy and also had a great conversation with IM Dave. He's looking like he is already ready for Au... read more

  14. walk
    good the treadmill 4 mi 01:10 17:22 pace

    I tried so hard to walk faster today because I was actually out of time. My job is providing me with a variety of challenges that I can't seem to I had time to think about those an... read more

  15. walk
    good the miracle 4 mi 01:10 17:33 pace

    The miracle of muscle relaxers. I rolled and rolled and rolled and just wanted to dig into my back, and FINALLY one day it dawned on me that I do have a prescription and I could use it. Got a gre... read more

    • Brian J. Cheers

      Nice thinking...and rolling....and digging...and um, prescribing? wait, filling!

      14 days ago

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    • Aneta Z.
      Aneta Z.

      How wonderful! Great walk! It reminds me of the time when I was injured and was doing yoga. One day I decided to finally take ibuprofen and had a wonderful class :)

      13 days ago Like

    • Helene W.
      Helene W.

      Foam rolling and muscle relaxers? You live the great life, Holly! :-)

      12 days ago Like

  16. walk
    good mill work 2.06 mi 00:42 20:18 pace

    back is super sore today, so shorter walk and some foam rolling.

  17. walk
    good the mill 4 mi 01:07 16:45 pace

    Felt pretty good. This is super boring, As I can tolerate more of it, it really goes on and on and on. one more week and I get cleared for some more stuff. It's sort of that odd feeling agai... read more

  18. walk
    good No longer able to.... 2 mi 00:37 18:25 pace

    This felt pretty lousy. I did a lot yesterday and then ended up staying up until 2 am at Downtown Disney (UGH!!!) celebrating a friends Bday. Had to get up early to drive the forever drive to chur... read more

  19. If I forgot to log my friday workout...did it still happen? LOL

  20. walk
    good Treadmill 4 mi 01:10 17:30 pace

    Kind of surprising how much better one feels when one has not gone through an entire work day... Also discovered today that I can seemingly foam roll the back a bit, and that helped some very sore ... read more