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  • 01:52 time
  • 763 calories
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  1. swim
    good pool walking 750 yd 00:36 84:28 pace

    It's warmer today so that was a bit easier. Also finally saw my absolute favorite lifeguard and kayak support guy Eric. He is the 5 am lifeguard and I had not seen him since injury. So we c... read more

    • B0b

      That sounds like my kind of conversation!

      about 10 hours ago Like

    • Holly T.
      Holly T.

      Yes it was fun, I have to say, some days I am amazed at how strange my life is, and how many wonderful people I get to know in life. blessed beyond measure.

      about 10 hours ago Like

    • Steve P.
      Steve P.

      awesome job Holly!

      about 9 hours ago Like

    • Ernest S.
      Ernest S.

      You continue to amaze this guy right here!!!!!

      about 5 hours ago Like

  2. #dailymission

    Training-wise, where would you like to be this time next year?

    Ready to run the Space Coast whatever pace is dictated to me. I just don't want another wacky injury.

  3. swim
    good shorty... 300 yd 00:15:00 88:00 pace

    I had a dinner thing tonight, so I used that as an excuse to not do more. It's COLD! Got this, hot packs, and stretching...everything just aches tonight, had to get someone else to put on my... read more

  4. swim
    good Damn it's cold. 450 yd 00:21 82:08 pace

    My leg pain seems to have improved today a tiny bit today, walked in the pool for a short time. This cold in Florida is really mild, until you get into the pool. After got a few new stretches fro... read more

    • Chris A.
      Chris A.

      Sorry I've not been following what's going on w/ you injury-wise. I hope you do get it all figured out though!

      2 days ago Like

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    • Gina H.
      Gina H.

      Nice job, Holly. I only swim in a heated pool here. Obviously, Oregon doesn't really need outdoor swimming pools. :) I DID spend 4 hours swimming once though, at the beginning of this year when I was recovering from an injury. Now, THAT was a long time in the pool.

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Petite

      You are doing a very good job inspite of your injuries Holly. Hang in there!

      about 15 hours ago Like

  5. swim
    good pool walking.... 400 yd 00:20 88:00 pace

    kind of a cold experience. temps are dropping in Central Florida, Not to the extremes of Buffalo NY (goodness!) but really it's 50 our and the pool is at a temp of 79. Walking felt pretty unp... read more

    • Christina W.
      Christina W.

      Oh man ... Buffalo puts it in perspective eh? But that is chilly for your Central FLA.... way to keep after it. Swear... think of you daily & glad to see you moving, moving, moving...

      3 days ago Like

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    • Jill F.
      Jill F.

      Glad you're surrounded by some awesome peeps! Nice job getting it done in the cold!

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Petite

      SO glad I'm NOT in Buffalo right now. Great swim girl.

      about 15 hours ago Like

  6. FIT
    good Physical Therapy actually. 00:20

    We had tornado warnings today (I know right.) so the pool was closed when I got there, so got to stay warm and dry and hit the hot packs right away. Chilled on the hot packs, eventually coach real... read more

  7. swim
    good Endless summer. 1050 yd 01:00 100:51 pace

    By the time I rolled out to the pool it was 79 sunny degrees. After conversing with my friend who is hanging out in the hospital with his kid where it's 8 degrees, I felt distinctly lucky.
    Po... read more

  8. swim
    At least I live in Florida. 800 yd 00:45 99:00 pace

    I waited until 12:30 to do this so even though it is cool out the sun was blazing and that helped with the general coldness that this pool walking creates. Today I honestly feel pretty sad over th... read more

    • Danny W.
      Danny W.

      I have done pool walking but that was years ago. I agree, even on a hot day you get chilly. I am truly sorry for the issues you are having, and hope and pray that you recover quickly!

      7 days ago Like1 person

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    • John Y.
      John Y.

      You are doing great. You just need to keep everything in perspective. Keep up the faith!

      6 days ago Like

    • Terry F.
      Terry F.

      I am thinking of you! You are a warrior!

      5 days ago Like

  9. swim
    great more strolling 350 yd 00:26 130:44 pace

    The epidural is working. I woke this morning feeling more mobile. I do have quite a bit of pain still in my right leg...and walking, sitting standing hurts, but it hurts significantly ... read more

  10. swim
    good Pool walkin' 400 yd 00:27 116:36 pace

    Honestly this didn't feel that great. My back/leg is showing some definite improvement with the epidural, BUT...then I had to sit continuously in my new job orientation today and that may hav... read more

  11. Epidural injection Number one done. Not entirely pleasant but not the worst thing ever. Unfortunately, the MD kind of stuck me and I kind of decided to shout loudly "Ouch" which caused... read more

  12. FIT
    foot and ankle

    I totally forgot to log this yesterday!
    theraband toe ups and toe downs.
    Calf type raises
    Heel raises
    windshield wipers
    leg extension

    This afternoon I get my injection. I am terrified but I am als... read more

  13. swim
    good Holiday halfathon day one 300 yd 00:27 158:24 pace

    Yes the pool is coolish, but the sunset was really neat. The clouds all had this unusual maroon tinge to them.
    This is the first of many pool walks that I am able to use to count towards my &quo... read more

  14. swim
    I am posting a "workout" 250 yd 00:35 246:23 pace

    I walked in the pool. Used the depth of about 5 feet, so my head just above water. I was pleasantly surprised. This actually took all the pressure off my spine and I had no pain while doing the &... read more

  15. Anyone care to support the preservation of a running area I love. You don't have to be local to sign the petition!!! read more

  16. Saw NeuroSurgeon Number one today. He was pleased at the function that I continue to have in my foot even though the sensation is completely gone. He agreed that the epidural would be the right w... read more

    • Bill H.

      You'll get back, Holly. Don't fret about what you're missing right now. Your description of alternating moments of feeling fine and then terrible pain is just what my wife went through 10 years ago with her back. She hasn't done an Ironman, but things did get better.

      14 days ago Like1 person

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    • Saliha

      I know you will fully recover from this & you will be stronger than ever. Hang in there Holly.

      14 days ago Like1 person

    • Leah

      You will come back stronger then before I know it . I think you are in good hand and surrounded my people who truly care about you . Massive hugs Holly

      14 days ago Like

  17. #dailymissionTraining can be serious business, but incorporating fun is key, too. How do you do that?
    I guess since I'm not training I'll answer all the DM questions!

    Sometimes I train... read more

  18. Had an actual evaluation by my coach today...that was bizarre.
    He showed me about 10 "exercises" to prevent increased weakness or foot drop.
    they are mild and yet some are quite hard to ... read more

    • Petite

      Thanks for the update about you Holly. I wish you nothing but the best, on the job front and the foot situation as well. Hugs)))

      15 days ago Like

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    • Saliha

      I like your coach, mine is an ass! I hope the exercises will make a difference & you will feel better. Good luck with surgeon no:1, sending you lots of positive energy.

      15 days ago Like1 person

    • Holly T.
      Holly T.

      Saliha, I LOVE my Coach, and many many times he is a complete Ass. But, he's my Ass and I'm used ot it.

      14 days ago Like

  19. Saw Second Spine surgeon today. He concurs with the first. I will need surgery to remove the debris that is aggravating my nerve. He was a lot clearer than the first Surgeon, but to be fair, I... read more

    • Danny W.
      Danny W.

      Good to have some clearer answers, even if they are not what you wanted to hear. Thought and prayers!

      16 days ago Like1 person

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    • Saliha

      That's quite a conundrum, I'm glad you got a second opinion though I'm sure all this is overwhelming but you will know what's right for you, please don't lose hope...sending positive healing vibes.

      16 days ago Like

    • Beth Bob S.
      Beth Bob S.

      You are doing so well Holly. You're being logical and thinking through it which is much better than flying off the handle and losing your shit. (Which is probably what I'd do.) I'm sure you'll make the best decision and we'll be here for if you need anything.

      16 days ago Like

  20. Saw Pain management Physician today. He is an athlete and immediately recognized me from the gym. He also said I was the first person today that did not demand pain meds. We will be doing a larg... read more

    • Cris M.
      Cris M.

      Positive thoughts coming your way, Holly.

      22 days ago Like

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    • John Y.
      John Y.

      I hope all goes well! You can see that you have lots of support here!

      17 days ago Like

    • Saliha

      What you're going through is very difficult but try to stay positive, sending you more healing vibes...I hope everything will get better soon.

      17 days ago Like