Running Away From Zombies: Oh how times change... - AMN EASIER

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Running Away From Zombies

KennyInPA
KennyInPA
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Oh how times change! I think think was near the beginning of AMN as I remember tripping over a tree stump not thinking that I didn’t lift my foot as I should have. Just take my wallet Zombie! Haha

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monkeybus

Times change, indeed. I was athletic. I once considered training properly, I really fancied my chances at the 100M.

Now I'm sure my unnaturally quick leg reflexes were AMN related. Still, I could have made a pile of cash (unlikely).

I never had to battle the undead, though. You win.

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tieaknot

Well at least for me, now I’m the zombie!

I call my mashup of walk/jog/drag/trip when I try to hurry or “jog” my “Zombie Shuffle”. It’s not pretty, that’s for sure!

I used to jog/run for stress relief and fitness (before heart surgery and then AMN symptoms) and when I first fell off a treadmill I blamed it on my shoes. Hundreds of dollars later on several pairs of shoes, then came the doctors, and several misdiagnoses that all helped me learn that I wasn’t just a klutz on a treadmill. (Wish that was the case!)

And so I will go on doing my slow motion Zombie Shuffle for as long as my legs will allow...(and my friends can use me as slow moving bait if the zombie apocalypse occurs because I have no chance of outrunning them. Ha.)

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julie_

Oh yes, the good old days - how I've changed in the last 7 years! I still train in the boxing gym but damn it, doesn't everything hurt.

What I really can't do, though I want to give it one more shot before I surrender completely, is take long plane trips! I don't get jet lagged going from NY to central Europe or Turkey which is a little further away but after my last 2 trips last fall, I don't know if my body can take it. Whatever IT is that causes such trauma to my body that I can't walk! The effects are still with me today, almost a year later, and I wonder if it's permanent damage. I can't walk - actually I can and do everyday - it's not pretty (as tieaknot said) nor fast.

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monkeybus
monkeybus
in reply to julie_

Get on that plane, Julie. I fly all the time. Dose up on pills, book a wheelchair at the airports. Politely ask for preferential seating, and so on.

I hate flying, but you cannot beat getting out and about. I'll say this, Asian airports push the boat out far better than European ones.

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julie_
julie_
in reply to monkeybus

Thanks monkeybus ! I love/loved traveling and don't want to give it up. Yes, I'll carry a walking stick with me and yes, I'll order wheelchairs. It's still just so difficult getting started going again after being on a plane.

Japan has been on my list and besides other parts of central Europe, I need to do that trip and soon!

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Roker1176
Roker1176
in reply to monkeybus

I was worried too about flying or traveling I haven’t had a chance to but I’m going to when I get a chance definitely

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KennyInPA

I pay for premium economy or first class now, legroom to stretch is a must!

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monkeybus
monkeybus
in reply to KennyInPA

See, my priority is keeping my legs up. Usually, I sit cross-legged. I'd spring for Business Class, but all that legroom would go to waste.

Usually watch half a film, take a tranquiliser, then pass out.

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