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On the Road and Leg Pain…Recovery June 24, 2012

Filed under: Food,Injury-Rehab — bigfootmarty @ 3:30 pm

After having had multiple surgeries during my college football career I started running to stay in shape and maintain general health. Well with proper shoes and careful workouts I have enjoyed more than 25  years of running- many marathons and numerous 1/2 marathons-10 milers and other races.

As a big guy I do these for run and a change of pace from regular running.   I recently had a mis-step (not while running) and broke my lower leg and had hardware  installed to rebuild it. Now I am back on the road- walking and adding miles. I want to add running shortly and have tried a few short runs while walking, but  I think the major challenge has been my weight.

So while doing my rehab I am seriously looking at my diet and weight.  I know the impact dairy and salt plays and I am looking at some others.  I am vegetarian and am experimenting with raw diet as well as juicing and green smoothies.

I will never get small but I hope to be reasonably small (255-265 lbs) and i think that may be the biggest tool to help my legs. At 6’8 and 300+ I thunder down the road but at 260 or less I can roll smoothly and painlessly.

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Walking, Running and Rehab June 13, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — bigfootmarty @ 6:22 pm

I have found walking to be a great workout as I am still recovering from the broken leg ( rt. Fibula ,fixed with plate and screws) and getting back into running.

Walking creates 1/2 to 1/4 the impact on the feet and lower leg (compared to running) thus allowing a recovering person to get out and burn some calories, pump the blood around the body and build/rebuild stamina.

 

It also create the “stress” needed for bone growth and in my case the bones have healed pretty well but the new hardware needs to assimilate and settle in for the long haul.

Have also added some short bouts of running in 3-5 mile walks. 100-200 yards of easy jogging have been adding some effort and feeling pretty good so far.

 

Hello world! June 8, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — bigfootmarty @ 7:30 pm

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