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  • My foot seems *ok* this morning. Right now, I'm waiting out the rain. Not feeling especially motivated, positive, inspired, etc this morning so the rain really isn't appreciated. It's dark and dreary... and if I'm going to run, it has to happen today b/c Brad's working tomorrow so I'll have to find something to do with the kids while I go for the run... so, hopefully the radar is correct and the rain will die off in the next hour. I'm sleepy, so maybe I'll lay down for a bit.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Jenn, did you change your running posture since starting to run barefoot? See this: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jio7DK1...%3DJio7DK15Q1E
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      Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
      Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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      • that's a very cool video!
        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
        2. Eat to heal
        3. Move to live
        4. Embrace today
        5. Live with intention
        6. Respect my body
        7. Cultivate joy
        8. Find my passion
        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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        • I've been running barefoot since last fall or something like that. I remember i used to walk to the gym in my runners and switch into my vibrams when I got there. I haven't seen your video - my sound card is bad so there's no sound when I watch videos. I'll have to watch it at another time.

          Ran 8 miles today. They were good miles. Also found 10 geocaches while out running - and then found 3 more with the kids tonight.

          At gluten for the first time in I don't know how long... minor cramping, and horrid gas ensued. Whole30 starting Monday.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Oh, foot felt fine while running and feels pretty good now too. There's some minor pain with walking and what not, but I'm not limping, which is the important part.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Foot was a bit on the unhappy side today. I tried wearing shoes to see if that lessened the discomfort at all - only worked mildly.

              I have learned that my foot is happier after an ice bath than it is after an epsom bath. So, I'm going to stick to ice I think.

              Very unseasonable weather around here today. It's in the 60's in the middle, no end, of July... what the hell? When did I move to Alaska??? It's going to be really weird carrying a sweatshirt into the races this time of year, but our drivers should be happy. Those race suits are hot.

              I have a ton of cucumbers and zucchini from the garden so I got some jars to start some canning. Not sure what I'm going to do with the zucchini yet, but I plan to make pickles with the cucumbers. Just have to find a recipe we're happy with for the pickles.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Do you have a dehydrator? Zucchini chips are AWESOME! You can also dry chunks to throw into soups.

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                • Day 1 of my umpteenth whole30... things I'm looking for this time: diminished foot pain (from the stupid tendonitis) - that's my primary focus. I will also be watching for improvements in acne, weight, etc... all the usual stuff.

                  Today, BOTH feet hurt. Same spot on each foot. I think it's definitely caused by increasing my mileage in the Vibrams too quickly. I followed the general rules of running - increase by no more than 10% of your weekly mileage each week (which right now is just over 1 mile per week), but even one mile additional per week is a lot when you're moving to a different kind of shoe and your feet are doing a different kind of work. I may have to consider running in a pair of minimalist shoes instead of the vibrams. This is a bummer for me b/c that'll require me to buy a new pair of shoes, and it'll require me to transition backwards... but, I need to consider it all the same. I don't want to miss every one of my half marathons b/c I was too stubborn to go back to minimalists... As long as there's no heel rise, I should be ok.

                  I have 4 training weeks left before the half marathon (4 training weeks, plus one active rest week). That's not much time to fix my feet. I really really really REALLY hope the week long rest (not even going to lift this week) and the Whole30 will help. I forsee a depressed slump if it doesn't improve quickly...

                  Glad to see PrimalCajun is back. If you haven't noticed yet, check out her journal. She's returned. I missed her!
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Oh, and Candy, I have the video queued up. I'll watch it when the bosses go to their meeting in a bit.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • I watched that video. Thanks Candy. There are three points in that video - foot strike, posture and stride. I already have the foot strike and stride down. Posture might need a bit of work. I'm not sure if the posture would have caused my tendonitis or not, but it's something to look into. I DO know that the tendonitis hurts less while running when I use the faster stride - and consequently, it speeds up my pace too.

                      I still think the pain is caused by an overuse injury - using the tendons too hard/much in too short of a time - didn't allow for enough build up of strength in the feet before going hog wild with half marathon training... but I put the vidoe out there for my chiropractor to look at and see if she thinks posture could be the cause, or strictly overuse. If it's just a posture thing, I'll be all for making changes. Hopefully it's something so easy!
                      Last edited by jenn26point2; 07-29-2013, 09:23 AM.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Good luck on your whole30. You've done so many of these - you're a pro now! Should be easy-peasy!
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                          Good luck on your whole30. You've done so many of these - you're a pro now! Should be easy-peasy!
                          That's what I'm thinking as well - just curious to see if it's going to do what I need it to do. Hopefully the inflammation will go down quickly so I can get back to running.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Making plans for how to spend money with my husband raises my blood pressure. We both have our desires - he wants to do something fun with overtime money (and who can blame him? He worked hard for it) but I'd rather do something responsible so that later we don't NEED overtime money to have fun... so anytime he approaches me about how to spend some money, my blood starts to boil - not in an "I'm furious" way, but in an "Oh, shit, here we go. Let the fights begin" kind of way... maybe this is the fight or flight mode they talk about? That being said, I totally bowed to him... the stress of finding a way to make finances work is lesser than the stress from fighting with him on how it should be spent. I'll just have to fit everything that I wanted to take care of this week elsewhere.

                            ***

                            interesting, he just sent me the following message:

                            Be honest with me, do I need to just lose weight to get you to be more interested in me? Sorry to bring it up again but I'm just not very happy with "us" right now. It's not only referring to sex either it's attention in general. If you would rather talk about it in person that's fine too. It's just easier to type it than say it for some reason.
                            This is my response:

                            It probably wouldn't hurt... I would definitely like to see you lose weight, but more for health reasons than sex related reasons. I worry about your health way more than I do your physical appearance. But there is also something to be said about physical attraction.

                            I think the biggest issue with 'us' is how we treat each other - how we talk to each other, the tone we use, the way we listen/don't listen, etc, the way we CARE for each other.
                            It'll be interesting to see how the rest of the day goes... I can already tell I'm probably going to need an ativan to bring the cortisol pumping down... I'm in full blown fight or flight mode right now.
                            Last edited by jenn26point2; 07-29-2013, 11:18 AM.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • At least he's paying attention to the relationship - lots of men are oblivious.
                              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                              2. Eat to heal
                              3. Move to live
                              4. Embrace today
                              5. Live with intention
                              6. Respect my body
                              7. Cultivate joy
                              8. Find my passion
                              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                              • He asked me to elaborate on the last paragraph. This is how I elaborated.

                                We just don't seem to talk to each other with love in our voice anymore. When we stand next to each other, we don't touch. We don't act like we're in love.

                                Don't get me wrong - I know you love me and I love you too - but most days we don't act like it with the way we talk to each other, bicker over stupid stuff, and with our lack of "touching" each other - non-sexual touching. There's no hand holding anymore, no arm around the waist/back/shoulders, etc. I think that would go a long way in improving our marriage too.
                                Basically, we don't act like your parents, for lack of a better example. I know we're not your parents so everything about our marriage isn't going to be like theirs, but I wish it was more like theirs. The mutual respect, the desire to do things to make the other's life easier, the little things they do that solidify their relationship. That's what I want to see for us.
                                It made me think of you, Tomi, when I mention "non-sexual touching" the lack of desire toward being PAWED at.

                                With the things above, I think our sex life would improve, too. I was actually going to initiate last night, but he's been working so incredibly much and on so little sleep that I thought it would be better to let him sleep.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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