The Adventures of Now

exploring the mix of fun, fitness & health…as a diabetic


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Shins cut it short

Oh shin splints. You silly little injury. You’ve always been nagging but now your threatening my training plan.

On Monday I had 6 miles on the schedule – increasing from 5 for the SloFasy run. After last weeks extra rest days, a full weekend and already having my legs hate me, I was a little nervous.

I was still out in Southampton and planned to do some loops around the neighborhood and was tossing around the idea of taking it to the sand at the bay beach nearby.

Shins weren’t having this run from the start. I made it through three rough miles and then decided the rest would be on the pebbly sand – walking. That only happened for a mile.

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I finally broke down on the beach, feeling the weight of trying to hold all the variables together but not having it figured out. I needed that cry – full on sob. I’ve been trying very very hard to keep deep thinking negativity away and not get worked up on what’s not working, how slow I’m going or the feeling that my head my explode from calculations.

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It won’t be my last cry, I know this isn’t easy for a lot of people and it’s definitely not easy for me. It’s holding the diabetes, the injuries and the novice runner factors all together. There is not a doubt in my mind that I’ll finish – I have the willpower and determination. I’m just trying to figure out how to make this the most enjoyable & strongest experience possible.

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{Adventure} New England

”]20110802-095913.jpg1. Soft opening of a new restaurantin CT

2. Road trip to Maine

3. Spending time with some of my nearest & dearest

4. Gorgeous Maine beaches (even if black flies & horse flies left their mark)

5. Tons of walking & jumping into the ocean

6. Seeing the hometown of 2 of my loves

7. Yummy food & guiltless splurges including homemade chocolate pistachio bread, blueberry pancakes & blackberry chocolate chip ice cream (so fresh!)

8. Maine bar crawl including the local dive and ending in dancing at what reminded me of an 8th grade basement party

9. Outlet shopping

10. Extending the trip with a night in Boston

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What is the latest trip or vacation you’ve taken?

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