Out of Sorts

The steroids they gave me for my hips are really doing a number on my emotional health. It’s been a wreck of a week, and still is.

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Swimming

So I signed up at Clay Madsen because they have a nice pool and I want to do some swimming so that I can do some small triathlons this summer. Since I can’t walk right now I went to the gym tonight and swim 400 yards.

Now I know 400 yards it’s nothing to most of you, but it’s a start and I feel better getting out and doing something!

What do you mean broken!?!

So the tendonitis in my left foot turned out to be a stress fracture.

I went to get my hip injections for bursitis that I get every 3 or 4 months and I asked him the doctor if he would inject my foot because I couldn’t get past the tendonitis causing a lot of pain and I have a marathon in 2 weeks, he asked if he could x-ray it. At first I told him no but he convinced me it was the right thing to do so the X-ray we went.

Stress fracture. I have two weeks in the boot and 9 days until Austin marathon. My spouse asked me to change the full to 1/2 and the doctor said that I could attempt to walk it and pain would be my gide.

Groin, Pelvic and Thigh Pain

The Wellness Digest Adductor Magnus Muscle: Groin, Pelvic and Thigh Pain

The adductor magnus muscle contributes to pain down the front and inside of the thigh.
I share this picture because it describes best the recent pain I have been having. This link gives you a lot of info about it.

Holy Moly, this site has exactly what I needed! I’m glad I found the info here, I was trying to imagine the doctor visit. “Doc, I don’t know what I’ve done, but it hurts HERE!” The gesturing alone would be a complete embarrassment, lol!

I have been working my marathon training program since August, but due to muscle atrophy, I’m a very slow study. I’m putting in the work with 20-25 miles a week walking/running, but it’s slow hard work.

One of my greatest deficiencies are hills. I can keep up with my walking group on the downhill and flat, but the hills slow me to a crawl every time. To help improve, I have added stairs to my daily rituals. We have a single flight in my office building so I started this week climbing them many times a day. I noticed a few days ago my thighs were getting really sore. I didn’t think much of it, something always huts on my body, until this morning my groin was sore too. After a little searching, The Wellness Digest helped me figure it out!

So, I’m going to try these YouTube solutions to strengthening my Adductor Magnus!!!

How to rehab your adductor magnus

How to stretch your adductor magnus

I also realized I felt more comfortable walking in my leggings this week. It’s because compression they provide help to support the adductor magnus.

I am going to be pushing this pretty hard, as I only have 3 weeks training left before the taper!

Jo

Catching Up – Training Nutrition Plan

Time to play catch-up on my posting.

Holidays were good with great family and wonderful friends!

Got off Keto a bit, but back on now!

The races are getting closer. I am walk/running every day now. At least 2 miles, at most 6 during the week. Weekend training still with USA Fit Walking Program and still loving it!
I started a Streak on January 3rd to walk/run every day without fail.

The streak is alive!!

Trying to figure out nutrition for the long hall. We are talking 7 hours on the road on race day! Keto athletes insist I only need to trickle carbs during the race, so I am going to try that this weekend for my 14-mile training run.

They have recommended Ucan before the race. (Ucan is expensive, so I am trying a homemade recipe I found on the net. Claire at The Planted Runner posted a recipe I’m going to try instead of the UCan. I’m calling it FauxCan)

 

This is my current plan:

  • Normal Keto meals Thursday or Friday.
  • Normal BPC on the way to the meeting-up area.
  • For this weekends 14 miler, I’m mixing one pre-run FauxCan and one for 2 hours in. The run should be no more than 4 hours or faster. I’m also making deluded electrolyte (Nuun) for my Hydration pack instead of water. (2 Nuun in 2 liters)
  • I will pack a few Quest Hero bars for “food”
  • The last hat trick (and the strangest to me) is Smarties. Bought a bag this morning.
  • Advice from another keto runner, Pack Gels just in case. (Thanks Sharon!)

 

Marathon Race Day:

  • Normal Keto meals Friday and Saturday.
  • Normal BPC on the way to the meet-up area.
  • Sunday morning drink – FauxCan. For the race, I’m mixing 3 bottles. One pre-race, one 2.5 hours in, one 5 hours in. (If you have any feedback on this, please speak up!)
  • Quest Hero bars for “food”
  • Smarties.
  • Roctane for the second half.

I think this concludes food prep for long runs and race day.

Jo

11 December, 2017 15:19

Be somebody nobody thought you could be! – Unknown

THIS is when the training starts! Chrissie Wellington

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”– Ross Perot

5K

Tonight, I ran my first race in 15 years, since the first of 3 hip surgeries, since my son was born, since fibro, since arthritis and migraines, and since starting Keto.
I am happy and grateful to be here experiencing this moment. I’m a bit sad too, because none of my friends or family could be here, and I could not have gotten here without their love and support. I would have loved to share this moment with them.

Catching up

"As beautiful and unique as the trees produced from, "Live Edge" refers to the unfinished natural edge of the wood under the bark after it is cut"

This graph represents my "Live Edge". It doesn’t tell the whole story, but it does reflect the many ups and downs on this journey so far.

Getting healthy is not a fluid journey, it’s full of challenges, but those challenges make us stronger, more able to meet the next.