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Skirt Chaser 5K

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Did the Skirt Chaser 5k on Saturday (Aug 30th). It wasn't great, but it wasn't bad. We did it in 40 minutes, and I did run for most of it. I'm getting better. Next race is in October, Race for the Cure...My goal is to finish that one in 35 minutes (or less would be better, but let's not get ahead of ourselves!!). Have to keep an eye on my calories, I ate WAAAAYYY too much for dinner last night, not crap, but still too much of the good stuff. I will get there, I CAN DO THIS!

  


Goat HEAD!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I pulled 12 goat heads out of my bike tires when we got home from our 40 min bike ride. Holy crap! Thankfully, I bought the "goat head resistant" inner tubes last year, after I got a flat from my first bike ride on the new road bike. I really have to start riding that thing more, I've had for a year and have only put 93 miles on it. PATHETIC! Five months until my bday...five months to reach my goal. I CAN DO THIS!

  


Running! ICK!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Walk/Jogged 20 minutes today and yesterday. I hate running with a passion, but I'm doing the Skirt Chaser 5k with my sister on Saturday and am trying not to suck horribly at it...best of luck to me...I'm going to need it. AHHH!!

  
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SKISINCO 8/26/2009 8:10AM

    Good luck with that, looks like a great event!

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Excercise and Aunt Flow

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

How does one find the energy and STRENGTH to excercise during that "special time" of the month? This month, it was particularly bad, I've been exhausted ALL week, I finally get it yesterday, and the cramps are so bad that they went down my legs. Taking 3 aleve didn't help, so I ended up taking percocet the minute I got home from work. Percocet for cramps?!?! I think something is wrong here. I'm groggy as heck today from the percocet last night, but no more cramps today. What do you do when you're just a hormonal, painful mess? Is there anything one can do besides lay on the couch with a heating pad and ice cream? AAARRRRGHH!!

  
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3XMOMMA 8/19/2009 10:35AM

  Try some light activity when the cramps are first coming on. For some reason it seems to stave of the cramping for me better than curling up in a ball, which of course is what I want to do. Ibuprofen helps too, and I take it as soon as I feel them coming on rather than wait until it gets bad. I also feel better when I keep my stomach full during that week. I know that sounds crazy, but as soon as I'm hungry or go without food for a while, my cramps get bad fast. So stock up on healthy snacks, like nuts and berries and fruits. And I totally stay away from the scales that entire week!!!! And oddly enough, even though I eat more that week than I normally do, I do not gain any weight. And get plenty of sleep! I hope these suggestions help!

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JLDACQ 8/19/2009 10:00AM

    I've resisted exercising while PMS'ing and bleeding for years. A few years ago, I ended up staying home because the cramps were so bad, and after being tired of just lying around, I went outside and started piling our winter's wood on the woodrack. I wasn't there long, maybe 20 minutes or so. When I came back inside, I'd found that the cramps had dramatically dropped in intensity!

So, now I try to do a different type of activity when cramping, something with a different intensity. I really like stacking wood, because it forces me to bend at the waist & hips, moving the cramps out of the way. Walking isn't enough, but oddly, mowing the lawn is.

I've also found that ibuprofen does help. Just remember to take it with food. My doctor prescribed a time-released Naproxen for the cramps, but I found it didn't work as well as the Naprosen she gave me for a hip injury. The second prescription isn't time-released, so it gets into the blood stream faster. If it's really bad, then a Naprosen & a Tylenol usually cut through the pain enough so I can concentrate again.

I've also found that staying away from caffeine and dairy and salt/sodium makes me feel a lot better, too, at least while I'm cramping.

One last thing.... if the cramps are that bad, have you thought about getting the doctor to do some tests on you? I found out I have PCOS, and that does contribute to the cramping. Weight loss and a healthier lifestyle have also reduced those symptoms dramatically, especially the emotional flippings out.

Hang in there.... we're here for you.

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TWOCANS 8/19/2009 9:48AM

    Actually, my friend's doctor told her the exercising will help with the cramps; while mine are not that bad, I do feel better when I do.....

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Walking?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

So this Couch to Sprint Tri thing that I am doing has me down for walking for 20 minutes three days a week. Yesterday I did 30 minutes of walking, and man, were my calves feeling it! I didn't realize how out of shape I was. I also am getting back into weight lifting, which will help to increase my speed ( I didn't finish last in the Triathlon, but I was too dag-on close to the back of the pack for my comfort level). I hope to get in a workout tonight at home, but it will be tricky because we have to get everything packed and the car loaded for our camping trip tomorrow. AH!! Too much to do. Thankfully, I did a double batch of soup on Tuesday night, so I haven't had to cook for the rest of the week, WOOHOO!!

  
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1MILETOGO 8/13/2009 11:11AM

    Congrats on your Tri, just getting out there and doing it is a feat in itself. Keep at it with your walking. Make sure to stretch your calves and hydrate. Good luck, the speed will come in time. I know for me the lack of stretching and hydration can wreck havoc on my calves.

Adding a little core work also is great for increasing speed. Let me know if you have any questions.

Good Luck in your training - I still haven't branched out to tri's and mainly stay with running for now.

You may also look at the stick if you haven't heard of it. It is a great tool to work out tired muscles :) http://www.thestick.com



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KLEE46 8/13/2009 10:03AM

    emoticon it is amazing what we can do when we get up off the couch. When I started exercising again I found aches in places I did not know I had places. Those folds of fat hide a lot of stuff. Enjoy your active lifestyle.

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