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Have I mentioned what an idiot I can be???

I've been suffering with plantar for a while now. I've been doing everything I can think of; ice, ibuprofen, stretching,; nothing was working. I had discovered that my arch was falling and I kind of assumed that I may have to live with this for the rest of my life. One thing that I could not figure out though is that it never bothered me when I ran. It never bothered me after I ran until I took my running shoes off, then it would start to hurt. Finally, on Tuesday, it hit me - maybe my insoles were helping?!??! I have those Spenco insoles in my running shoes because I need more cushioning then the regular insole provides. Since I use them mainly for cushioning, it never occurred to me that the arch support might actually be helping. So since Tuesday I've been wearing my old running shoes with the insoles and my foot has been a lot better. It's still not 100% but it is much better. I ice it at lunch and at night and I'm probably taking too much ibuprofen b…

The best laid plans

still seem to go awry. I got my Precision Nutrition yesterday. There are some great recipes. The eating plan is pretty simple and basically what I have been doing for the last 6 months. Eat 6-7 times a day. When I follow this I find that I don't need to eat a lot, in fact I can't, and none of my meals end up being over 300 calories. Eat lean protein with every meal. This one I have a little trouble with and I'm really going to have to work out a menu over the weekend to get more protein. Don't drink your calories. That's easy I drink water almost exclusively, except for the occasional beer :) Eat veggies with every meal. I eat a lot of veggies, probably 10-12 servings a day, but there is always room for more. There's more I just can't think of them right now. Anyway, it's pretty straight forward I just need to follow them.

The last couple of weeks I've been slacking in my eating and it's really showing. My pants are a little tighter…

A decision has been made.

I've been doing Afterburn and Turbulence Training for most of this year. I've been working hard on getting my eating in order. The body has been changing. I have muscles popping. My bodyfat % has gone down. Things are improving. But not enough, or should I say fast enough, for me. I know the weak link is my nutrition. I'm vigilant about my workouts but I let the nutrition slip - frequently.

I've done a lot of research on nutrition. I can't go back to Weight Watchers, it won't work for me. They are a great program and they got me this far but they are not for people who want to do what I want to do. I've spoken to 2 dietitians. They were really no help at all. They tend to follow the pyramid type eating and they tell me to lose weight cut calories and increase my activity level. Okay, I know that doesn't work.

I've even spoken to personal trainer types. They tend to push supplements and bars and such (at least the ones I spoke to did) an…

I rock!! It's true!! I have a badge to prove it!!!

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The intelligent and wise Ladyrunner said it so it must be true :) So now I'm supposed to tag 5 more girl bloggers who rock. There really are so many, but okay, here goes.

Trifeist
Skirough
Ellie
Linda
Waddling

These ladies definitely rock!!! In all kinds of ways. So pass it on ladies :)

This is something I didn't know.

You can actually buy travel insurance. Now I remember the travel insurance you would buy at the airport when boarding a plane. We always used to laugh and say you were betting on whether or not the plane would crash. Okay, it was funny in the 70's.

Anyway, I knew you could purchase travel insurance when you purchase a trip. What I didn't know is that there are actually companies out there that sell this stuff without selling you a trip. You can also get insurance if you have special circumstances, pre-existing medical condition, are taking an adventure trip doing hazardous things, just about any situation they cover.

They also issue age concern travel insurance for those over 65. Even if you're over 65, retired and travel a lot, they can get you long term coverage so you covered when you travel.

So there you go. You learn something new everyday and I guess this was mine :)

Sometimes.....

shipping companies just piss me off.

I ordered something and it was shipped on July 2nd. Initially the tracking info said it was to be delivered last Friday. It didn't come. Since it was UPS I had to wait till this morning to get an update on the website. Today it says that the delivery has been rescheduled for July 12th. Why is that?? No reason, it just is.

I hate that stuff. I hate having to rely on someone else and having no control. I hate it!!! Okay, I'm going back to work.

Interesting pains.

I woke up this morning with some interesting pains. My left calf hurts. I'm not sure why, but it does.

My right shoulder is acting weird. It's almost like it's not in the socket correctly. It doesn't really hurt, it's just moving weird.

Finally, my low back is sore. It feels like I did a thousand back bends. I didn't, but that's what it feels like.

So I don't know what's going on, but these are weird pains.

In spite of the pains, I got up and did my strength training this morning. I tried to push it but a lot of the moves are body weight and I don't know how to make them harder.

So there you have it. My Monday morning in a nutshell. Hope yours started better :).

I swam!!!

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I am really on a roll this week!!!

First, I headed out to the Botanical Garden for a run and to test Garmin. I must say, Garmin rocks. I kept checking my pace and how far I'd gone, I am loving this. Anyway, the Garden was beautiful.

However, I wasn't in as good a shape as I thought. I ended up walking a good portion of the way, but I had a good time. It's 5.1 miles from the front gate to the back gate over rolling hills. I went up 441 feet and down 515 feet - rolling hills. It took me 1 hour 28 minutes round trip. This is probably the best time I've gotten in here in a long time and I wasn't going very fast at all, so I am getting faster.


Then it was time to face the ocean. I have not been in the water in 7 months. Since I do freak a little in the water I knew I had to get back in before it became an insurmountable problem. So once I was done with the run/walk I headed to the beach. It was only 9 in the morning and there was no parking. I almost used that as an excus…