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Training Takes Effort..Sometime Effort “Hurts” April 24, 2017

My mileage is still limited to fractions of a mile but my lungs and heart are getting stronger and my body is trying to keep up. I should cross the 1 mile mark shortly and ….THE MARATHON DISTANCE IS SOON IN SIGHT…. Current complaints are coming from (in order of severity):

  • left knee
  • right shoulder
  • right knee
  • both ankles
  • low back

Now I am planning to strengthen the legs and back and increase the flexibility of the joints involved with a 2-3 stage program . Starting with easy sets of exercises, with low reps and advancing to some heavier work and eventually High Intensity sets and Intervals.

The first 100 pounds came off with help of the medicine to drain the excess fluids, now the next 100 will have to be earned with sweat and discipline. I am still walking but hope to mix in some easy running intervals in 2-3 months.

I have read a few books and a lot  web-based information on the training but one book I have is one of the famous IDIOTS guides…..

I am also relying on several books and sites for the walking/run training but my favorite is ChiWalking / ChiRunning information, videos and books by Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer. Their website http://www.chirunning.com/ is loaded with great information and can send us on a great journey of information gathering and fitness adventure. The central focus of the running and walking programs is doing so injury free. This has great appeal to me as I come back to walking and running with a bucket of injuries.

I will keep a clear record of my progress and maybe even some photos but some of the potential “selfies” are still too gruesome to contemplate, even after a 100 pound loss.(how bad was I?)

NOW TO THE TITLE…

Yesterday I went for a medium distance walk and felt good and walked a little faster than I had in recent efforts. While doing the walk I felt a bit of strain in my lungs but I was breathing OK so I kept going. Ever since the diagnosis any question in my breathing /cardio-pulmonary system gives me pause. When I finished and checked my phone app…I had completed the workout at a level 20% faster than any previous walk. It certainly wasn’t a No Pain No Gain effort but there was some discomfort and i am glad for that. Time to try that a little bit more…maybe every 3rd workout.

now to figure a way to measure this and keep it both safe and effective for improvement

 

 

@martyroddy

 

Healthy at home- Kitchen and medicine Cabinet or Kitchen AS MEDICINE Cabinet March 18, 2014

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Healthy at home- Kitchen and medicine Cabinet or Kitchen AS MEDICINE Cabinet

I read about Oil Pulling a few years ago, as I was dealing with a few tooth issues, I experimented and found it to be comfortable and useful. I now find it to be truly beneficial.

Oil Pulling is an ancient detoxing practice that involves swishing oil (1 tsp to 1 tbs) in the mouth for close to 20 minutes ( some people go longer)and then discarding it. The oil is worked from side to side, back and forth, through the teeth and all around the gums. The theory is that the oil is ‘pulling’ toxins, bacteria and waste from inside the mouth and body and collecting it.

PROCEDURE:

1. take 1-4 tsp (maybe up to a tablespoon) organic Coconut, sesame, avocado,olive Oil  ( I like coconut and sesame)

2. Swish in mouth (don’t gargle) Just push/Pull through tee around gums and tongue

3. Push with tongue

4. Continue for 10 – 20 minutes ( do what you can to start and add time as you get used to it.

5. Do not swallow any of the liquid ( it will be increasing as saliva is added)

6. after complete spit into trash or down a safe drain or toilet(oil could clog)

7. Rinse mouth with a good rinse/was (see below) to clear toxins, brush teeth after.

MOUTH RINSE: I rinse with a mouth wash made with baking soda, filtered water and some tea tree and peppermint essential oils [ 1/2 C-water, 2 tsp baking soda, 3-4 drops each tea tree /peppermint oil- can be multiplied]

* an interesting idea/article

http://wellnessmama.com/7866/oil-pulling-for-oral-health/

** More about the theory and practice.

http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/oil_pulling.html