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Went to the Twins Game Today--They Lost & I Lost Weight!

Monday, July 18, 2011

A friend of mine invited me to the Twins game today. They played Cleveland, it was a make up game, and by the third inning it was over. Cleveland went up 4 - 0 and it stayed that way until the ninth when Cleveland added another run and we got two for a 5 - 2 final.

The game was really boring but it was nice to see the new stadium. But much worse than the game was the heat! It was nearly 100 degrees, fairly humid, and our seats were right in the sun. We actually had to go up and find empty seats in the shade because it was too much for us, and yet I still sweat so much that my shirt looked like I had jumped in a lake! So they lost, it was hot, but I lost pounds of water weight!

It really was fun seeing the new stadium and I'm glad I went, but I must admit that I'm glad to be inside as well. Hope you have a great rest of the day!

  
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MNNICE 7/19/2011 10:40AM

    I was more impressed with Target Field than I thought I would be. I do love the Twins and baseball in general, but yesterday it would've been tough to take the heat. When I went, a group of us got together and rented one of the "event suites". It was a fun thing to do (you can either be inside with heat/air conditioning, or sit in the outdoor seats. However, there was something missing, not having the vendors hawking their foods/beverages in the area - loses a bit of the baseball atmosphere. It was fun to try once and probably worth the extra money, but next time I go I want to sit in the "cheap seats" -- that's just more American! :)

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RUN4FOOD 7/18/2011 9:44PM

    Sounds like a good, but hot time.
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RUN4FOOD 7/18/2011 9:44PM

    Sounds like a good, but hot time.
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RUN4FOOD 7/18/2011 9:44PM

    Sounds like a good, but hot time.
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Took Two More 10 Mile Rides, Achilles Still Feels Good

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Though it's still hard to walk normally, I have taken two rides of about 11 miles each and my achilles has given me little to no problems. The only things I can't do is stand up and sprint or push hard on the pedals. Well, I can and it actually doesn't hurt that bad but I know that if I do that I'll reignite the injury and I don't want to do that.

So I'm going to continue with the ibuprofen, icing, resting as much as possible, and brief, mellow rides that warm up and stretch the achilles without straining it. I think in this way I might just have a chance to ride normally the week after next.

Thanks again for all your support, my SP friends!

  
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RUN4FOOD 7/17/2011 10:12AM

    Glad things are working out for you. You've made a wise decision to take it easy and let your body heal. Hope your really long ride in a couple of weeks goes well.

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BILL60 7/16/2011 8:32PM

    Sounds like a real smart plan to me. Hang in there!!

Bill

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Took a Very Brief Ride Yesterday--Achilles Felt Good on the Bike

Friday, July 15, 2011

My achilles keeps getting better day by day, although much more slowly than I'd like! So I thought I'd take a very brief test ride yesterday, only 1 mile, just to see how it feels and I had no pain whatsoever. It hurts when I walk but not when I ride. Now, I didn't push the pace, climb, or sprint so I'm sure I could make it hurt on the bike, but yesterday showed me that if nothing else I can ride the TRAM at a very slow pace and still enjoy the ride even if I can't go fast.

So I feel very grateful to the Lord for this and I'm going to continue doing all I can to heal this thing up!

Hope you have a great day!

  
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RUN4FOOD 7/15/2011 9:55PM

    Taking it easy and letting it heal, very wise.

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Good News from the Doctor

Thursday, July 14, 2011

GOOD NEWS! My achilles problems is just an inflamed lining around the tendon, rather than the tendon itself. Thus, it will heal with ibuprofen, ice, and a little time--it's already about 30% or more better and it should be totally healed by The Ride Across Minnesota which starts a week from Monday.

Yeah for me, thanks so much Lord, and thanks SP friends for all your encouraging words and advice.

Hope you have a great day!

  
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MNNICE 7/17/2011 3:22PM

    I was glad to read this report, as I have a co-worker who ruptured her achilles a couple years ago, and a friend who last week found she had a large tear in hers. Both required surgery that lays a person up for a good deal of time. I said a few prayers that you wouldn't have to face that -- and am happy that you received this good report! Take it easy and heal!

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BRIANDOYLE 7/15/2011 8:30AM

    Good News from the Dr. is always welcome. Enjoy the time it take to recover!
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PRINCESSRUNNER7 7/14/2011 4:56PM

    Great! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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MCCOURTT 7/14/2011 4:26PM

    Nice!, on the health front, and REALLY nice on the The Ride Across Minnesota!!!
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COOP9002 7/14/2011 4:06PM

    Great news! Hope you better soon.


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CAROLYN1ALASKA 7/14/2011 3:54PM

    That is wonderful news!
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KA_JUN 7/14/2011 3:51PM

    Heal up fast!

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MARGIE4230 7/14/2011 3:17PM

    Great news.

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Going to the Doctor for the Achilles Today

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Well, there's two weeks to go until my big ride and the foot is still giving me problems. It actually does feel a bit better but I still can't get around very well. So I'm heading to the doctor's office today to see what he has to say. I'm not expecting much given all I've been reading about this kind of injury, but we'll see!

Hope you have a great day.

  
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KAREN42BOYS 7/14/2011 1:03PM

    How crushing. Do what the doc says even though it'll probably be something awful like having to rest from your workouts. There are more races coming even if you can't do the one you planned on. BTDT, life is better having healed.

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MNNICE 7/13/2011 12:17PM

    I have two friends who have had torn Achilles, and I am praying for the best possible outcome for you.

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COOP9002 7/13/2011 10:48AM

    Keep us posted. Will be praying..

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