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Burn Baby Burn

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

So here I have been doing about an hour of PT/ST every day since early June but to try to log it in SP...well it is like trying to nail jell-o to a wall. So I did not modify my activity (SP calibrated to think I am not doing any fitness but have weight loss goals), but I am doing the fitness and staying (mostly) in range for calories based on sedentary lifestyle. I am satisfied so far, but still wanted some kind of idea (I still won't be changing the fitness piece because I do not know the positive/negative impact and don't want to dabble in that right now). I found this link (I have read on SP that and HRM won't correctly monitor calories burned during ST, so having something to go on was insightful).


Four More Weeks

Friday, July 02, 2010

That is how much longer I wait to see if my knee further improves. It has improved from the first time I saw the knee doc (day after injury), but there is still fluid pockets (on both knees at that), I have tracking issues with the kneecaps, and my IT bands are tight. If no improvement in 4 wks, then an MRI. If I am better, then I can start the process of getting back to running.

So I keep taking the Aleve, and doing my PT/ST. There is not enough wine to deal with the stress of life lately (no I am not getting toasted every night but aside from PT/ST how do you deal with unreal brother and sister in law issues?).

Anyone want a 2010 hat for MCM? Because I'm obviously not in this one. Sigh.

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SEEHOLZ 7/6/2010 3:32PM

    Hang in there! Hope you are feeling better ASAP!!!

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    Hang in there...vent all you want....I know your feelings.

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Need Advice from SP Runner Friends

Thursday, July 01, 2010

So I have not run since Mother's Day. IF (the big 'if') I get the okay to return to running from my knee doc tomorrow. However, I am balking at the fact that a C25k regimine is 9 weeks. Seriously? 9 weeks? Should I ease in that slowly? Benefits? Downsides? Thanks for your feedback.

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250STRONG 7/2/2010 9:20AM

    Galloway has a start up program, too, if you are a believer in the run/walk method.

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    I'm with Mary on this one...manipulate the C25K program to your needs. emoticon

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    Okay - take it from me...I was out 6 months though - I would suggest you start at week 2 do day 1 if that is too easy next run try week 3, then keep going until you find a week that is difficult for you. Better slow and safe than speedy and injured again.

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CAROLCRC 7/2/2010 8:12AM

    It all depends on the knee. You'll find your aerobic conditioning is pretty much gone unless you did a lot of alternative exercise while the knee was preventing running. However, if the knee is pain-free, you can probably start back a bit faster than the couch-to-5K, as your body will remember running and bounce back into it quicker than it did when you were first starting.

You'll probably be able to do run/walk intervals and build up the distance faster than C25K, but don't be discouraged if you don't even go a mile the first day - slow and easy or you'll set yourself back. Remember - you want to run for the rest of your life more than you want to run right this minute. Coming back too fast will set you back, and then you'll feel miserable when you have to start over again (and again, and again, if you are like me and keep wanting to push too hard! LOL)

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HILLRUNNER 7/2/2010 3:07AM

    I'm in agreement with RENA. Do follow your knee doc's instructions. IF you do get the go ahead, take it very gradually with the rest inbetween. Perhaps some water work to help with less impact might be a nice workout as well.
Keep on the mend and moving forward.
All the best

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RENA1965 7/1/2010 10:45PM

    If you have a known knee injury- put the ego to one side and take gentle runs for fun, please don't push yourself and make this knee injury return.. Going too hard at it may put you back on the side line again..
Start super slowly IF the knee doc says okay.. Any direct pain- stop.. I can't run anymore because of a c7 collapse in a gym class- but I can powerwalk without pain.. I walk up to 16kms and 8 kms on a short day- my back and I are friends again with a little strength training...

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Father In Law Update

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

I cannot even begin to tell you the unreal swelling of emotion that we have experienced since last Thursday. My husband was on his way home from the hospital to get ready for his 'work week'. The pulmonologist called and asked him to come to the hospital to talk to his father about hospice care. It was a disaster and full of defensive posturing. Very bad. And it got worse.

Each day is a new day, and each day has proven to be better. We left father in law alone Saturday and Sunday. He called on Monday, and the defensive posturing had ceased (thank you, Jesus). We talked small talk and his favorite cookies that I made for Christmas. His lady friend called me later so that I could understand what was happening on the medical side and to talk a little more in simple words about concerns and thoughts and such.

Father in law called today, and the oncologist confirmed multiple mylenoma for sure and they want to do a bone marrow test. That will happen on Thursday, and we will further understand the stage of it. He is very receptive to moving to a facility that is close to us (thank you, Jesus).

If you had asked me on Saturday night how things were, you would have just been dealing with a person who could do nothing but cry. And for days I have. As stubborn as he is, he is my husband's father. I do not want him to die alone. I do not want him to die in pain. I want to make him his favorite cookies all the time. I guess I have a lot of baking to do for as long as I am given the chance.

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TAMTAM64 6/8/2010 8:50PM

    emoticon Cancer is tough to deal with. I will be praying daily for you & your FIL.


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KLSART 6/8/2010 8:48PM

    Praying and thinking about you and your family, Julie. emoticon

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    Remember Julie that what you have to absorb and accept is about his life. He must be having an extremely tough time. Be patient let him let it sink in and I betcha he will end up being very receptive to a lot more than you expect.

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GMEAN2055 6/8/2010 4:20PM

    I hope things work out with you FIL...

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Update on my knee

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

So I got a bit torqued today because the sports med doc office called and they had to bump me from tomorrow until Friday. She is busy with surgery. I've only been waiting since Mother's Day and not feeling much improvement. Soo...

I went to my primary doc, and he had the report from the sports med doc. He looked me over and listened to my concerns. Turns out that I have a fluid pocket that is not helping matters. I told him that the Aleve regimine was not stated to be 'required' for recovery. He explained how tricky these darn knees can be...and how long it can take for the Aleve to do the job. So I am postponing my sports med appt for another 30 days, and I will take a stronger dose of Aleve twice a day to get rid of this fluid.

I'll probably have to defer MCM. I just can't chance things and don't want to push myself to train up in time.

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KLSART 6/4/2010 3:13AM

    Hi Julie, Sorry to hear about the knee update. That's so frustrating. Good call to put the race off. It's not worth it to chance worsening the injury. Sending you healing thoughts! Karen

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    emoticon I am so sorry to hear this. Take it Easy - hopefully it will get better.

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