Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Health Update.

We had a fun hills session today - and yes, I'm being sarcastic. Hill sessions are never fun except for the company. Coach Chris had us run 6 mins up then 4 mins down them a 2 minute recovery times three. Luckily time ran out so our last rep could only be 3 mins. Three minutes felt so much more comfortable.

The other good thing about the session was that it was a little cooler. We've had the hottest days all year in the last week. Summer should be over already! I've been sweating gallons and because of my dietitians visit I've been a lot more pro-active about rehydrating. I bought some Gastrolyte tablets. They're for people who've had a bout of gastro-enteritis and are really good in helping the fluid get in without all the calories of a sports drink. I'm really happy with how I've been recovering with them.

I've been on my Coenzyme Q10 for a month now and I'm definitely feeling the benefit. I'm finding I can last the whole session and the fade I was getting is improving. My endurance is coming back - yay! I've been feeling good enough to go back to 4 sessions a week. And my distance has gone from 36 to 52k a week. I'm feeling that the money I spent on the Sports Med Doctor was well spent.

Finally, I will leave you with a picture of son Sam's leg. He got this bruise playing soccer 10 days ago. It's pretty impressive. As one of his friends said - that's a manly bruise!


  1. oh my!! ouch!! Poor guy. And I always kind of preferred hills to speed workouts. but they both stink!

  2. So glad your energy is back...that is priceless!

    That bruise is humungous...hope it doesn't hurt as bad as it looks.

  3. That is one mighty impressive bruise! Ouch!

    So glad you're feeling better. That is terrific!

  4. I would say a very painful looking bruise - ouch!
    Glad to hear your supplements are helping - cooler weather probably helps a lot too!

  5. Glad you are feeling stronger. That bruise is hideous - thanks for sharing.

  6. That's a good workout! hills session may improve your strenght.
    Glad you're feeling better|

  7. Sounds like your training is getting back on track and as your energy levels increase this can only mean good things. That is some bruise indeed!

  8. That is a serious bruise! Wow.

    Glad you are getting everything figured out and that training is feeling good.

  9. great hill workout. Too bad you ran out of time and had to cut it a little short.
    Holy bruise

  10. Funny how you are anxiously awaiting the end of summer while I anxiously await the end of winter.

    Glad you are feeling more like yourself again!

    Wow, that is quite the bruise!!

    And I just happened to notice your personal bests and it's amazing how simialr our times are!

  11. No hill workouts here. It is raining buckets and the mud makes trails impossible to run.
    That bruise looks pretty bad but it sure is manly.

  12. Char, you seemed to be one of the few in the blogging world with kids my age and I really appreciated your words of encouragement. You totally get it right now and thanks for taking the time to reach out.

    I'm so happy you're feeling stronger during your workouts, I'm going to investigate that coenzyme!!

  13. Bruise: for that reason I prefer rugby......
    I am glad you are feeling better.


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