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HOME FREE!!!

It’s Friday!!!! It was a BUSY day, but I didn’t have that wishing my life away feeling like earlier in the week with that dreaded state department monitoring…….did I mention how brutal that interview/interrogation was? In case the vague tone of my post failed to adequately get my meaning across, here’s some visual stimulation of …

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The day that never ended

I got through the day without losing my mind or knocking anybody in the head. It’s a good day. The meeting went as best as it could, I think. We answered the questions and sounded like we knew what we were talking about. Most of the time, we did. A couple of questions were answered …

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The miles move along slowly.

I’m still running. I’m just not posting much about it. I’m still working through the CrossFit Endurance plan for April, May, and June half marathons. I’m doing one short interval, one long interval, and one tempo/”long” run a week along with regular CrossFit strength workouts. Right now, just getting these done are kicking my tail. …

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CrossFit FAIL

I bailed this morning. Why? 2 reasons 1) kidney issues. The headache and stomach crankiness from this morning went to turbo drive kidney pain by lunch. I’m currently patchworking old antibiotics (Kids, don’t try this at home.) and the magical orange pills to get me through until I go see the dr. tomorrow. Fun times. …

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I can’t feel my arms.

It was a rough morning at CrossFit. It looks worse than it was. And believe me, I did some epic whining before this one. Who volunteers for 41 lunges and 49 kettlebell swings?? This girl. And even though it was tough, it wasn’t impossible. And I may not have been able to lift my arms …

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CrossFit Endurance

Staring at a brand new year, I’m feeling anxious to get a clear plan for my running and strength goals this year. Coming down off a great end to 2011 with the marathon, I know I want to get another one next fall. Between now and then, I have several races I hope to complete. …

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Running challenge week 2

Week 2 recap of the 6 month Running challenge: Week 2 was rough with all the holiday craziness and nagging sinus infection that seems to have settled in for the entire winter. I got 3 runs and 1 crossfit workout in and only because of this challenge. I have this slight pain still in my …

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Return

It’s been a long week, but a great one. The days leading up to Christmas are usually a good mix of hectic and relaxing. Some days fly by and others crawl. Today was a flying day. It started early because I went back to CrossFit. It was my first workout since the marathon and the …

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6 Month Running challenge

It has been one week since I finished my first marathon and I’m ready to ease back into running. The general rule of thumb is to take 1 day off from HARD RUNNING for every mile in the race. For me, that’s 26 days. Yeah, I can’t not run for 26 days. But I can …

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What does that mean?

Common abbreviations, terminology, and shorthand ways of reading and posting workouts WOD: Workout of the Day #: simple sign for pounds (lbs). It’s the “pound” sign on phones and smart phones. AMRAP: As many rounds as possible SDHP: Sumo deadlift high pulls KB: Kettle bells T2B: Toes to Bar K2E: Knees to elbows Squat: just …

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What running has done for me.

I understand the speed limit signs in Canada. The doctor fell asleep during my stress test. I know every PR for every possible distance down to the hundredth of a second, every race I’ve ever run, the finish times….but I have hard time remembering my home phone number and family birthdays. I can say “fartlek” …

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What to do now?

The mandatory break from exercise is about to drive me insane. I got my latest CPK numbers to see if the rhabdo is still working its way through my body. I’m only down to 12,000. Yes, I’m glad I haven’t regressed. I just wish I could recover much faster. I’m really tired. All muscles are …

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Rhabdo update

I’m at the doctor now with good news! My CK (creatine kinese) level went from 56,000 down to 37,000. Down is good. He wants me down to a “semi-safe” level of 2,000 before I’m released. The only reason I’m not in the hospital is because I’m a great bargainer. Okay not really, but mainly because …

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Rhabdo watch-Day 3

Days 1 and 2 were not that bad. I hope today is better, though. I had a rough night. my hand is really hurting and the arm started swelling worse than ever. around 2 am, it was throbbing bad and my skin was crackling around my upper bicep. I’m about to head back to dr. …

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I’ve got rhabdo-let the fun begin

Here’s what you’re missing. Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down rapidly. Breakdown products of damaged muscle cells are released into the bloodstream; some of these, such as the protein myoglobin, are harmful to the kidneys and may lead to kidney failure. The severity of the symptoms, which may include …

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