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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!!
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