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Thursday….blech

I woke up from a weird terrible dream. Since I was already in the beginning stages of a sinus infection, crying only added to the exploding pressure in my head. I got up around 6 and decided to try to run a little. It’s hard to believe I used the treadmill as often as I …

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New ideas for food.

This isn’t exactly running related, but in a way it is. Eating takes on a whole new game with diabetes. Eating what I want and eating what I need is so very often not the same thing. And I get tired of the same foods. I pour over cookbooks each weekend looking for something diffrerent …

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long run 5 miles

RR: 5 miles at 1:05:34 Pre-run sugar-154 Post-run SL- 87 (way too low) Shoe: Brooks Glycerine I think I figured out the shoe problem. Stability shoes were too supportive in the wrong spots. Cushion shoes were too squishy. So….today, I tried cushy shoes with those old custom orthotics. Bingo. The first mile had that nagging …

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well, here we go again

Long story short. Got released from therapy. IT band still sucks. Trained all summer for the 10K and I kicked ass. IT/hip not happy after. Stomach ulcer ruptured during a 10mile trail race. That’s all fine now and I’m literally starting over with the Couch 2 5K plan. Going from long runs of 14 miles …

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I'm running and I'm happy

Its interesting how deciding to do this race hasn’t really changed my outlook. I made a promise to myself during the winter that I wouldn’t get caught up in HAVING to have discipline to train. And I’ve stuck to it. I still look at each day that I run as a gift. I missed so …

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Race…..dare I try??

Hmmmm…..okay, like any other OCDish person, let’s put it out there. Cons: may be too soon I know I’ll want to do the 10 miles like I want to breathe and eat donuts. ……. …….. okay, I got nothin’ else. Pros: it’s CAHABA!! My first trail race and my first and only half trail race. …

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Well, this can't be good.

Just when I think that I’ve got all the kinks out of dealing with running and diabetes, I get my ass kicked. And it’s hard not to panic and have this sky-is-falling perspective. I KNOW the dangers and possibilities of dying, but people risk death everyday. I just happen to have a quicker access. I …

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Still moving..

Today was a rest day. Imagine that. I have rest days again. I’ve had them along the way, but now that I’m running, it feels good to call it a rest day and know exactly what that means. Things are going well and I’m still not trying to beat a dead horse. I’m taking each …

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The return begins slowly

I had a total of 3.75 miles last week. This week, I’m already up to 6. I’m not sure if I should really think about it, analyze it, dwell on it, or should I just be still for once and run. The last day of therapy was uneventful. I did my usual heat and stim, …

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Here we go..ready or not

I’ve been almost dreading starting back running because I’m afraid of feeling the first few tingles of oncoming pain..not because of pain but that it signals that i’m not healed. I’m so sick of feeling it and I’ve actually enjoyed a little reprieve from the pressure I seem to constantly put on myself to run. …

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Stress Fracture week 3

I never came back to update, but yeah, the MRI showed a sf at the femoral neck. It’s old so the doc thinks I did it on the May trail race. It was supposed to be 10 miles and I trained for 10 miles, but due to a missing (ie..stolen) flag marker, a big group …

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Another day with Mr. Masochism

I finally saw my physical therapist get flustered and backdown. Let me explain. The first day I met him, after the preliminaries and the evaluation, he told me what all would be involved. Most of it sounded nice..electrical stimulation and heat, ice, stretching..then the tough part was uttered. Physical manipulation of the ITband. Which means …

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So, a little about ITBS

Quick timeline: May 07-Trail half marathon. Acute case of groin strain. Took 6 weeks off of running. July 07– Foot tumor-plantar fibrosis-benign tumor August 07– 6 mile run, noticed painful pulling lateral side of left knee. I tried to run several times. I went to a sports doc, got an ITBS diagnosis and got started …

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