The Flying Pirate Half Marathon is this weekend. We're still heading out to the beach for the week, but we won't be doing the half. Reason? In addition to the plantar fasciitis problem, I discovered that I also strained my Achilles tendon on my ... Read more
Well, there's good news and bad news about our training for the half marathon.
Good news: After six weeks of no walking (yeah, our training has been erratic at best), we finally did a 9.75-mile walk yesterday.
Bad news: The (self-diag... Read more
Staring into the face of reality and VERY BAD THINGS
Well, it's been a month and change since I had my overuse injury. I've had a massage therapist who specializes in myofascial release work on me, and as of yesterday, we mutually decided it was just about healed. However, I have only worked out--... Read more
Ignoring the obvious
So I managed to give myself an overuse injury. I blame too much too fast (of the Zumba variety). Over the weekend, I had some of the worst muscle pain I've ever had in my life. I had the chest muscle pain I already discussed, but my left shoulde... Read more
Sometimes I get too gung-ho about certain things and overdo. The latest culprit? Zumba.
What has happened? Basically, I got the Total Body Transformation set for Christmas and have been doing it at least twice a week (I've been doing other... Read more
New year, new beginnings
This is the year that I'm done making excuses as to why I've failed in the past. I am the one in control of what I eat and how much I exercise. I am the one who can put down the cookies, cakes, and candy to get my lipid particle number under con... Read more
Back to square one
So back in September I went to the doctor for my three-month bloodwork. My numbers were all over the place. Two major things were apparent, however: 1) the Actos wasn't working, and 2) my lipid particle number was way up. So I'm now off all diab... Read more
I go to see my doctor next month. I'm getting fasting bloodwork again--need to see how the Actos is working. All I can say is, it'd better be some sort of miracle drug in terms of lowering my fasting insuling, because if it's not, there's no goo... Read more
I have turned things around in a way that I'm inordinately pleased with myself. I started on the Actos last Wednesday. My cravings for sugar have all but disappeared. I'm finding the energy to work out--I've worked out to Leslie Sansone DVDs thr... Read more
Results of the trip to the doctor
I went to the doctor last week and had some discussion about my bloodwork. Turns out my glucose levels are still fine--it's my triglycerides that are creeping up (due to the out-of-control ice-cream eating). Insulin is up a few points, too, but ... Read more
Time to re-evaluate
I've noticed some changes in my eating habits over the last few months...ones that are not for the better. In January, I started taking 1000 mg of Metformin XR. At my doctor's physical in March, I mentioned to my doctor that I'd been ravenous an... Read more
Skimpy race report--Flying Pirate Half Marathon
Well, don't have an official chip time yet--should soon. However, it's somewhere in the 3:56-3:57 range. My back was spasming a bit, but made it through okay. Both my BF and I were having hot spots/blister issues. I also started losing energy in... Read more
Well, this time next Sunday I'll be in the middle of walking my third half marathon. I feel pretty good, considering. My back is still twinge-y, and my knees...well, they hurt, but then they always hurt. And my ankle injury from last year is try... Read more
Do not pass go.
Despite my best intentions and efforts, I was not conditioned enough to attempt to do the Tobacco Road Half Marathon this morning. After coming off a back injury that's been annoyingly slow to heal (well, six weeks and counting), I just wasn't c... Read more
On the fence
So, the first weekend of February I hurt my back. Something was going on with the disks--they're bulging, not quite herniated, but they intermittently give me sciatica and weak legs and back. This was one of those times. February was pretty much... Read more
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