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Patricia Cote-Miles

“…I ran my first marathon “pain-free”…”

I found my way to running later in life, after years of yo-yo dieting and sedentary living. At 52 I was 80 pounds overweight, on cholesterol medication, and heading towards high blood pressure. I realized that I was jeopardizing my future, and decided it was time to get serious about living healthy.

During my 13 months on Weight Watchers, I began walking and then running. My neighbor, Kim, got me off the treadmill and out running a few 10K races, which I really enjoyed. We began to run together regularly and kept adding mileage. In January 2005 we ran my first half marathon together, with a second half marathon in March. That’s when my years of inactivity caught up with me. I overtaxed my IT Band and had to quit running for a month. My leg felt better so Kim and I began to train for the Huntsville Marathon in December 2005. Five weeks before the race my IT Band started acting up again, which is when I found Dr. Thomas, “The Running Doctor”. After several sessions of ultrasound treatment and muscle stripping along with biomechanical adjustments to my spine and pelvis, my ITB was sound, and I ran my first marathon “pain free”. Dr. Thomas continues to keep my legs and spine tuned, and Kim and I keep adding races.

I just turned 55 and now think of myself as a runner. I’m not fast but I am persistent. In the last 18 months I have run 3 marathons, 4 half marathons, 1 duathlon, and several 10Ks. Kim and I are scheduled to run the Chicago Marathon in October and the Las Vegas Marathon in December. We are also looking forward to running in the inaugural ING Atlanta Marathon in 2007, and many more races after that. I can now envision myself at 80 years old running in my 25th consecutive Atlanta Marathon. Dr. Thomas has his work cut out for him.
Patricia Cote-Miles
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