Tag Archives: Exercise

Outrunning The Fork

26 Mar
gingerbread man

Run, run as fast as you can. You can’t outrun the gingerbread man. Or the oreos…or the Milky Way bars…

When I picked this name for my blog, my hope was to do more writing about how much we need both exercise AND diet to stay healthy. Eventually I’ll get there!

It seems like common sense right? Runners can go on about all the post-race beers and pizza. “Hey, I *earned* it!!”.  But if those pizza and beers become a regular part of your running ritual, eventually it’s going to catch up with you. I know that personally, if I’m eating healthier, I just FEEL better and if I feel better I’m more likely to get up off my butt and MOVE! Good feeds good! Potato chips feed the couch.

An article in the Wall Street Journal is now telling us what we already, kinda, knew…

Why Runners Can’t Eat Whatever They Want

So, how do you “treat” yourself after a big running accomplishment whether it’s a long training run or a Marathon?

Doctor Doctor

14 Jun

Today has been so very exciting so far! Well…exciting might not be the right word….

panic

I had my first chance at my new job to work from home and almost had a panic attack when I had problems connecting to the VPN — still managed to get in by 6 and get crackin’!

tooth

Then, I had a dentist appointment. Since I’m getting older and getting diabetic, I go every 4 months instead of every 6. And generally I have pretty good teeth if I do say so myself. Though, I *have* noticed some bleeding when I floss, which is never a good sign. Of course when the hygienist started poking around with sharp tools it looked like open heart surgery in my mouth — the blood was flowing. Apparently I have a lot of “deep pockets” of “bacteria” around some crowns and they are crawling to adjacent teeth and areas of my mouth (yes, I too was picturing a mouth full of bugs thankyouverymuch.) So we did some “irrigating” and she shot some antibiotics in the worst spots (three worst spots…THREE!!). Other than that, however, “You really do have good dental hygiene habits”. Yeah. Thanks. I do floss regularly and I use a Sonic Care brush — which I highly recommend!

stethoscope

After an HOUR in the dentist chair, I headed over to my doctor. That whole diabetic thing means I should go see him every 3 months to keep up on my A1c readings. I am wishing I had skipped today! Turns out that my A1c is at the level it was when I was first diagnosed 5.5 years ago.

frown

This means that I am back at square one. Though, about 30 pounds lighter than when I was first diagnosed. And much more active than I was then. AND much more careful about what I put in my mouth at mealtime! So it shouldn’t be too difficult to get things back in control.

  • I will probably continue some form of Whole30 or Paleo eating for longer than 30 days.
  • I will have to get back in the habit of more regular testing during the day so I can catch high numbers before they get too bad
  • I will have to be MUCH more consistent with running and yoga and all other activity – which I was planning on anyway given I have some big races in the fall!

I’ve done it before, and I know I can do it again!!!

Hope everyone is planning a happy fun weekend for the Dads! I have some races on tap so look for some race reviews coming up. AND…the much anticipated coconut water post!! What? You weren’t anticipating that? You are now though aren’t you!!

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