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So, since I’m into my fourth consecutive week’s worth of running, last night I thought it might be fun to take along my Garmin (gps speed+distance+googlemap device). Here is what I learned: I will not be setting any world records in the mile or marathon anytime soon. I now have a brand new benchmark for [...]
Long story, short: I’ve got three weeks under my belt, am running every second day and am now up to 60 minute continuous running. I’ll likely step things up to daily running within a week – alternating between 30 and 60 minute runs. Feeling good.
The weather broke today. For the first time in two weeks, no snow and no -20 celsius. So I got out and ran – for 64 minutes. Nice and easy. All is good!
I got a very nice, encouraging comment from Bruce, who wondered where I’ve been the past week. Well, Bruce - I’m here! I haven’t run the past two days because we’re absolutely BURIED in snow here in Edmonton (we’ve gotten about two feet in the last 10 days). However, I’ve been doing at least an hour’s [...]
Tonight was my best run yet. I headed out expecting to have to plough through a couple of miles of snow like I did yesterday – and yesterday was a tough two miles. But, tonight, I only had to plough through about 400 meters of heavy snow. The rest wasn’t too bad. Tonight was also [...]
My consecutive days of exercise streak is now at six days, with five out of six of those days having been runs. In other news, I finally mustered the courage to stand on Lori’s scale and found that the news wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I thought I’d be between 215 [...]
I’m alive. And have begun running again. And this time, I will not stop. I really want to run again. I’m horribly out of shape. I mean horribly out of shape. Like, really, really horribly. But I don’t care. I’ve run three times in three days. Each one 22 to 23 minutes long. Each one [...]
Where have I been? Why have I not been posting? Those are two fully loaded questions. As I mentioned in previous posts, I was trying to solve some health problems. I thought I’d figured things out but, it turns out, I didn’t have all the answers – even though I’m closer now. Frankly, alternating between [...]
I got the “you can try it out” from my therapist on Monday so, today, I tried it out. No shoulder pain. No …other bad stuff. Just 30 minutes of good, non-stop running. Not so much as a tweak or an ache. It all felt good. I’m going to give credit to years of running – especially [...]
I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what’s been wrong with me. In doing so, the Doc eliminated some very bad stuff (MS, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes etc). While that was going on, I began taking copious amounts of supplementation – especially magnesium and calcium (LOTS). After only a couple of weeks doing that, things [...]
Thanks for the nice encouragement Deene, Mike, Karen, Darrell, Biz Runner, Andrew, Jon and Chris. It’s great to know that, after all this time, people like you are out there listening and rooting me on. I don’t think I’ll quite be ‘kicking butt’ – as Jon so eloquently put it – any time soon, but I [...]
Those of you who’ve followed this blog since the beginning know that I’ve been dealing with health issues for quite some time. I held those at bay for a few years but they eventually took a toll on running. I was having horrible heartburn (like, REALLY horrible) and an persistent mucus in my throat – both [...]
Over the past year I’ve thought several times that I’d figured out the source of my health problems. Unfortunately, the rabbit hole was deep and I wasn’t able to really figure things out. Until now. After months of worry and frustration, I finally feel great and am declaring today a positive new beginning. I plan on blogging about what I’ve learned, and after that, I’m [...]
I’d be in the hospital. I have had the flu since last Tuesday. It was only last night (Sunday) when things got even remotely better than they had been. Fever and chills and coughing up a lung. Fever and chills and coughing up a lung. Fever and chills and coughing up a lung. That’s been [...]
The poor, poor members of the CRN (writing) team - they’ve had to put up with an endless stream of emails where I go on and on and on about all the cool stuff we’re building over at completerunning. Something Jeanne has learned very well (and that even I have only recently come to understand) is [...]
As you can see in this video, Christopher is doing very well. He looks healthy (he’s gained close to 10 pounds since starting insulin - putting him back in normal weight range) and he is in this kind happy, goofy mood most of the time. (the video was taken at a local park using my MacBook Pro)
Well, we are settling into our new reality, and it’s surprising how quickly our definition of “normal” seems to be changing. The biggest challenge - managing our fear - seems to be in hand. What’s behind that is having a few days experience doing the monitoring, injections, and meal planning. It was overwhelming only a few [...]
Where have I been? Why have I not been posting? Those are two fully loaded questions. As I mentioned in previous posts, I was trying to solve some health problems. I thought I’d figured things out but, it turns out, I didn’t have all the answers - even though I’m closer now. Frankly, alternating between, “I’m [...]
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Over the past several months/year, I’ve thought several times that I’d figured out the source of my health problems. Unfortunately, the rabbit hole was deep and I wasn’t able to really figure things out. Until now. After months of...