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Sat, Jan 26 10:03am · Weary in Caregivers

Hi I think many of us can relate. I just got back from taking my son to a scoliosis xray in Rochester. One thing that I have been doing for myself is go to the coffee shop and I get coffee and a breakfast sandwich and read. There's nobody to worry about and it's my time to decompress. Another thing I do is exercise. Exercise really helps blow off stress. Plus I have noticed that getting in better shape is helping me deal with the physical and emotional load of having a son with developmental disability. I have gotten to point where I try to participate in a 5k race every month. It does help me to focus on races and learning a new course. I don't think I can just walk on a treadmill because it would be boring. Good luck.

Fri, Jan 4 10:23pm · Non Restful Sleep WITH Exercise in Sleep Health

Have you ever thought of compression pants when you train?

Fri, Jan 4 5:10pm · Non Restful Sleep WITH Exercise in Sleep Health

What kind of clothes do you wear when you exercise? Do you drink enough water? Do you cool down after you exercise or just stop?

Dec 7, 2018 · Three more races in Healthy Living

Tomorrow morning is Reindeer Run. I am planning on participating. This is my first chance to wear ice grippers on my shoes.

Nov 23, 2018 · Three more races in Healthy Living

I am feeling good and stronger. Its my third race. My next race is Reindeer Run. The distance is 5k. So I know that I can do that. But the cold weather is getting challenging to. I worked so hard to do the distance over Twin Cities Marathon weekend. Then I was challenged by the brick pavers on Halloween Half weekend. Yesterday it was cold and windy but no snow or ice. I don't know what the weather will be like in December. There could be snow on the ground.

Nov 23, 2018 · Three more races in Healthy Living

Wow you sound like you know what you're talking about. I start with two bras. A regular one and then a sports bra that I get in three packs from Walmart. I think the combo is as good or better than the expensive running bras sold in sports stores. Then I wore long sleeve wicking fabric base layer. On top I wore an Under Armor cold gear hoodie and jogger pants. I wore wool hiking socks, polar tech watch cap, and I lightweight infinity scarf from Walgreens. I like the thin fabric because I can breath through it and it blocks wind. I also wore mittens, and a garmin gps forerunner 35. I use my watch to watch my pace and time. I also wear a running belt for my phone and keys. I try to keep my pace about 3.2 mph. I can't worry about people passing me because I am running my own race. If I keep around 3.2 mph then I can keep going with jogging and not start walking. I wear New Balance 840 with an insert. I can buy 7d with New Balance and they are deep enough for aftermarket orthodic inserts. I try to get an insert with support and cushioning. Inserts are very important for my running. I go to shoe, foot professionals to help me select shoes and inserts. I knew I couldn't do that by myself. I also wen to the mayo sports medicine department for a check up and some training sessions to make sure that I could jog safely.

Nov 22, 2018 · Three more races in Healthy Living

I finished my 6k race. It was cold but I made it through.

Nov 18, 2018 · Three more races in Healthy Living

Hi everyone, its Sunday night and I have my 6k Turkey Trot race on Thursday morning. I only practiced on the course once. That was last week. Yesterday I jogged for two miles in my neighborhood. Just for training. Well I am still too cold. It is the temperature plus the wind. I think the wind is harder to deal with than the cold. After I go jogging I end up staying in bed until past noon the next day to recover. But I still plan to race on Thursday. I have to layer my clothes and wear a hat, scarf, and wool hiking socks. I decided I am not cooking on Thanksgiving Day. I will be too tired to cook so I made reservations at a restaurant. No guilt at all.