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I want to figure out what' s wrong with me medically and get back to running.

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  1. Dear Everyone, It appears that I will never be returning to Daily Mile. When I started this journey with my health declining I hoped and hoped that I would get a diagnosis, that I would have a tr... read more

    • Loreen C.

      Never give up, never say never.

      5 months ago Like2 people

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    • Sara

      Marlene, I am so sorry to hear. I hope you find the answers and get healthy again soon. I know it's not close, but the Mayo clinic has a fabulous team of doctors, it might be something to look into. Take care of yourself!!!!! I will be thinking of you!

      5 months ago Like1 person

    • Eddie B.
      Eddie B.

      Marlene, sending thoughts, hope, wishes and prayer for natural & supernatural healing & health your way !!! There are many inspiring healings to read-Henry Cloud's is one....continuing prayer

      5 months ago Like

  2. I can't believe it's been a year since the last time I was active before this illness took away life. God how I miss you all and participating in this community. This time last year, thou... read more

    • Cyndi C.

      I am so sorry to hear this news, Marlene. I continue to think of you and pray for your recovery. I truly hope you will recover and return to doing the things you love. <3

      7 months ago Like1 person

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    • Doug M.
      Doug M.

      You inspired and were such an inspiration to a huge group of runners on Daily Mile "before". There are so many people thinking about you and wanting you to get better. May all of that energy have a positive impact!

      7 months ago Like

    • Guillermo V.
      Guillermo V.

      Marlene stay positive, hope you get better soon. Your in my prayers.

      7 months ago Like

  3. I did manage to do something fun a weeks ago. My friend Marjorie who insists on me getting out to try to do things other than sit in my rocking chair in my apartment arranged for me to go with Tea... read more

  4. I know I have been gone for a long time. I am still trying to fight this disease that has been plaguing me for the last year. I haven't made progress yet but am still fighting the best that ... read more

  5. RUN
    alright Zero Run for Prostate Cancer 4 mi 00:36 09:00 pace

    I ran the Zero Run for Prostate Cancer in honor of my 1st boss in DC Congressman Jim Lightfoot and for my friend Afton's Uncle Scott and for all those who fight this disease. There were a lot... read more

    • Ann M.
      Ann M.

      Fabulous job Marlene! All for a super cause :) :). You motored through and ran great! Good for you Marlene! I hope you start to feel better soon :) :) :)

      11 months ago Like

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    • Heather U.
      Heather U.

      Can't keep a good woman down. You are amazing, Marlene!

      11 months ago Like

    • Leah

      You are such an amazing woman ......

      11 months ago Like

  6. Since I can't really run (much) or bike if/until I get better I wish I could sync my Vivofit data. Though my sleep patterns look like the mountain stages of the Tour de France!

    • Doug M.
      Doug M.

      Yup, nothing worse than an Alpe d'Huez kind of sleep.:-) Hope the running returns soon.

      11 months ago Like

    • Shelly

      Dang goat .. lol great job..

      11 months ago Like

    • Laura A.
      Laura A.

      Ha ha! My fitbit sleep data can show me how many times the cat woke me up!

      11 months ago Like1 person

  7. RUN
    blah In Memory of Captain Scott Pa... 5.05 mi 00:46 09:12 pace

    This run was for my friend and sista Afton in honor and memory of her boyfriend Captain Scott Pace how was killed 2 years ago today in Qarah Bagh, Afghanistan when the Kiowa helicopter he was pilot... read more

    • Dan M.
      Dan M.

      What a great tribute to a fallen soldier. Very cool. Hope your birthday goes well. Thinking of you.

      11 months ago Like

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

      A wonderful tribute to one of America's best. Hoping that you recover your full health, Marlene. HAPPY BIRTHDAY...and many, many, many more!

      11 months ago

    • Don M.
      Don M. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Great tribute Marlene.. Happy Birthday!!

      11 months ago

  8. RUN
    injured Lincoln Memorial Loop 5.59 mi 00:53 09:25 pace

    Hi everyone. No I'm not any better and still no real answers but I needed to at least try to get out to make myself feel human again. This hurt every inch of the way as tears filled my eyes.... read more

    • Theresa L.

      This, seeing you back out here, is so fantastic! I hope that things will all workout Marlene. Thinking and praying for you!

      12 months ago Like2 people

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    • Stu A. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Marlene, it is so good to see that you are still fighting to train and get well. Nice 5.5 miles. I'm thinking and praying for your good health. Stay strong.

      11 months ago

    • Terry F.
      Terry F. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Marlene, I know how hard that was. You have so much fight in you! Way to make a statement! Go get em! You are such an inspiration! I hope you get your answers and can turn this thing around!

      11 months ago

  9. RUN
    alright My FUCK YOU LYME "run" 5.16 mi 01:02 12:01 pace

    If you haven't ready my previous post/health update this might not make sense. I didn't do this because I have regained my health but that is not the case but something in me yesterday j... read more

    • Lindy

      Good to see you posting again, stay strong!

      about 1 year ago Like

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    • Ray J. Feel Better
      Feel Better:

      Sorry about the lyme. My wife suffered for it for almost 2 years now. I hope you get rid of that lyme pretty soon!

      about 1 year ago

    • Stu A. Get Better
      Get Better:

      Keep fighting Marlene. There are bound to be more good days. And, oh yeah, "F*** YOU LYME". Good run. Well taken.

      12 months ago

  10. I haven’t put a health update lately because frankly there is still nothing good to report. I was on antibiotic treatment for a couple of months and only got worse. Last week I went to see THE mo... read more

    • Craig O.
      Craig O.

      You are doing your level best to fight this. Thoughts and prayers.

      about 1 year ago Like

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    • Frederick H.
      Frederick H.

      Hope you get better soon.

      about 1 year ago Like

    • Rita M.
      Rita M.

      KEEP FIGHTING! You can do it! I have a neighbor diagnosed 20+ years ago with Parkinsons (when he was ~20 years old). He lived with that for over 15 years, but then started investigating it and treating himself with some of what he'd learned about Lyme's disease, and once he got hooked up with a great specialist out of KC, he has been healthy for over five years. It can be beat. Take good care of yourself, and do what you can to soothe the frustrated athlete within. She'll come back strong!!

      about 1 year ago Like

  11. Just asking for a friend what app do your have/use on your iPhone that will easily upload to Daily Mile?

    • Norman M.
      Norman M.

      Hey Marlene! I use Electric Miles, it's the best app for direct uploading of workouts/photos. Everyone else I know uses it as well.

      about 1 year ago Like

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    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      I have zero input here because I don't use anything, but I am curious why you are asking. I'm *hoping* it's because you want to log miles of some form or another....? Which means I'm hoping this means good things for you???

      about 1 year ago Like

    • Frederick H.
      Frederick H.

      My Garmin watch updates to Garminconnect which I can upload to DM.

      about 1 year ago Like

  12. First I want to thank everyone who has sent me messages and notes. They have by coincidence/happenstance/divine intervention take your pick come at times when I REALLY need them.

    Here is the late... read more

    • Rob B.
      Rob B.

      Love and miss you too Marlene. Like crazy! It sounds like a tough road ahead, but you are a fighter and I know you are going to keep pushing back against this however you can. Thanks for keeping us updated.

      about 1 year ago Like

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    • Ellen

      Hang in there Marlene, thanks for checking in, I think of you a lot! Be strong, I know you'll get through it tough woman! HUGS!

      about 1 year ago Like

    • Chris N.
      Chris N.

      Thank you for the update, Marlene! And for the warning about ticks. I hope you can see the end of the tunnel soon. Hang in there.

      about 1 year ago Like

  13. I am only posting here because Sue R. was so kind to send me a shout out. I have made no progress with my health issues and frankly have nowhere else to turn. It’s hard to describe what is going ... read more

    • Craig O.
      Craig O.

      Thanks for the update. Thoughts and prayers.

      over 1 year ago Like

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    • Pop C.

      Sorry you're having health issues, Marlene! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

      about 1 year ago Like

    • Leah

      Thanks for the update - I miss you . Sending you hopes and love that this treatment will work and the doctor is right - you will run again . Massive hugs Marlene

      about 1 year ago Like

  14. I’ve had a few people say they were waiting for an update on my trip to the Mayo Clinic. It didn’t go that well so I haven’t said a lot. Nothing like going to try to figure out one issue and coming... read more

    • Sue R.
      Sue R.

      Please keep posting Marlene! WE LOVE AND CARE ABOUT YOU!!!!!!! I am sorry that all of this is happening to you...just take things one day at a time.
      You are a fighter and a determined one at that.You can get through this.
      Try to get up and move, even if it is 1/2 way around the block,

      over 1 year ago Like4 people

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    • Cyndi C.

      wow, that is not how I thought Mayo worked either! Hang in there, TOUGH WOMAN, try to keep moving as much as you can. You are in my prayers, and I hope you will soon find some help for your problems. Really and truly hope you will be back on DM before you know it.

      over 1 year ago Like

    • Stu A.

      Marlene, know that you are missed. I will continue to pray for you. I'm grateful for @Anne S's insight. I hope that someday you can resume the activities that you love.

      over 1 year ago Like

  15. Another quick update. Yesterday I got great news! I was offered an appointment in the neurology department at the Mayo Clinic. I'm going THANKSGIVING week. When they called on Monday they said... read more

  16. A few people have sent me notes and asked for an update on my health issues. I wish I had something good to report, but I do not. I continue to get worse and my neurologist and rheumatologist hav... read more

  17. Hi guys just logging on to see how everyone is doing. Things for me are getting worse medically but I really miss you all and being able to workout. Going from being a big runner/biker to being i... read more

  18. VELO
    24.8 mi 01:47 14.0mph pace

    I'm just trying to do what I can. After Thursday night's ER visit and another really rough night last night I just wanted to get out and try. It was slow but I got something active/phys... read more

  19. I may be taking some time off of Daily Mile and working out. I don't want to but ... some of you know I have been having health problems for months. Whatever it is, that we still haven't... read more

    • Joe M.

      Marlene - get better and get back to all of it. As much as I know you love being an athlete, don't give up or give in. Take care of yourself and keep looking for answers. Your enthusiasm and support is so infectious (infectious in a good way :) - can't wait to see you back at full strength. Take good care - best to you from TX

      over 1 year ago Like2 people

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    • Bamarunner

      OMG Marlene!! I hope they find answers soon!! If you have to ake a step back, I think most everyone will understand. From the posts, I think you have a healthy set of friends/acquaintances here. The primary thing is get well and bug the crap out of the doctors until you get answers. Thoughts and prayers your way :-) (((((positive vibes))))

      over 1 year ago Like

    • Cyndi C.

      Hang in there Marlene! I know you have been having tons of issues for a while. It is so frustrating heading to the Dr., dealing with insurance companies, and that on top of not being able to work out as you would like to. Please feel free to vent all you want, we all understand!

      over 1 year ago Like

  20. VELO
    good Panera Earning Ride w/ a crash 31.48 mi 02:10 14.5mph pace

    What an absolutely perfect and gorgeous first day of fall ... such a perfect day that I decided, still not healed from the last time, to have another spectacular fall/wipe out. But hey I got up an... read more