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So Proud of the Nephew!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My nephew took over another minute off his 5K PR for a 36 minute and 50-somthing (53 maybe?) finish this morning in the Komen Race for the Cure. He's come a long way from his first 5K in January of 2012 at 49 minutes. He is controlling his blood sugar with diet and exercise alone. He's not lost a lot more weight since the first 30 that fell off of him in the hospital when his blood sugar was 650, but between the running and the CrossFit he is definitely fitter. My niece finished the 10K, too, although she wasn't happy with her time.

Me? I didn't race this morning, but I did run 8 miles with my Galloway group starting at 6am. Overall it felt good; a little chilly at the start -- around 48 degrees and windy. My foot complained a bit, but tolerable. The physician assistant yesterday would have taken a biopsy, but decided on less drastic measures for now so that I could keep running. She said it would require at least one stitch. She diagnosed the problem as psoriasis, although I've had other diagnoses in the past. I'm to go to the compounding pharmacy on Monday for medication to take the thick scale off my feet so that external medicine like creams or ointments can penetrate. Hope it works. There is a possibility of some sort of laser treatment, but recovery might take some time. I've got the Princess Half Marathon on February 23rd and Senior Games 5K on March 8th. Would hate to miss anything. Running is just too much fun!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AQUAGIRL08 1/19/2014 5:15PM

    Oh my! You have so much on your plate already! Who needs this new problem? Take care Marsha!

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MEXGAL1 1/19/2014 10:37AM

    That is just so awesome with your Nephew. Good for him. I bet you have been such a great inspiration to him with all you have accomplished.
I do hope this foot thing doesn't give you too much trouble.
Have a terrific day.

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GABY1948 1/19/2014 9:32AM

    Take good care of yourself, Marsha, and I hope you don't miss anything either. I love reading your adventures! emoticon

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MSLZZY 1/18/2014 11:33PM

    Hope all goes well with the pharmacy and congrats to those 2 successful runners!

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_LINDA 1/18/2014 11:18PM

    emoticon to your nephew! Kudos to you for inspiring him!
I hope they can find the solution to your foot problem and that its not psoriasis..
Take care of yourself!

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BOOKAPHILE 1/18/2014 7:01PM

    You are such a good role model for him, but good for him for doing the work!
I hope your foot gets better without jeopardizing your races.

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TRAVELGRRL 1/18/2014 4:39PM

    Hoping the best on your foot issues. When the feet aren't happy, running/walking is NOT any fun!

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NEW-CAZ 1/18/2014 1:08PM

    emoticon emoticon

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SOKKERNUT 1/18/2014 1:02PM

    emoticon to your nephew. That is emoticon

Hope your foot feels better soon. Good Luck with all your upcoming events.

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/18/2014 12:59PM

    Got my fingers crossed for that "cure" working! And kudos to your nephew! Lifestyle is key, and sounds like he is turning his around.

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WATERMELLEN 1/18/2014 12:53PM

    Proud of nephew AND proud of you -- for setting such a great example!!

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TAICHIDANCER 1/18/2014 11:32AM

    Wow, from 650 emoticon to controlled with diet and exercise alone. You have a right to be proud of him and I hope he is proud of himself. Here's wishing you both continued success. You are an inspiration to the rest of us. And best of luck in the 1/2 marathon.

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KIMBERLY_Y 1/18/2014 11:08AM

    Wow! Great job by your nephew. That is some serious time he shaved off. Best wishes to you as you continue with your races.

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DIANNEMT 1/18/2014 10:51AM

    Congrats to the nephew and hope all goes well for you.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 1/18/2014 10:47AM

    emoticon to your nephew! He may not be losing weight on the scale but I'll bet he's losing fat while gaining muscle.

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