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Registered: 09-25-2003
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Tue, 05-27-2014 - 7:47am

Aaaaahhhh, the sun is shining, it was an eventful weekend, and I have a jam-packed week before leaving for vacation next week!  I visited with my mother and daughter this weekend, spent some quality time with dh, washed the dogs...you get the picture.  Phew!  I was up very late last night planning our vacation - sunrise bike ride, snuba, surf lesson, zipline, and lots of foodie food.

On the physical front, my knees and shoulder are acting up.  My massage therapist said she had similar shoulder problems, but that when she eliminated life stressors, the pain went away.  Perhaps the stress surrounding my son's graduation and court is taking it's toll.  When I return from vacation, I need to schedule an appointment with an orthopod to see if I can get injections in my knees, as they are really bothering me (from dance?!).  Oh yeah, yesterday, I experienced the very first zumba class that was actually a workout, challenging on the choreography, and fun!  Plus, it was the first male instructor I have had...he was an excellent dancer and latina, so perhaps he grew up with dance?  After zumba, I stayed for the yoga class, and I was EXHAUSTED afterwords, not to mentioned throrougly soaked with sweat.  :(

Rest day today, since my knees need a break!  I need to make sure I am able for vacation next week!  Perhaps dancing tomorrow night.

How was everyone's weekend?!

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 11:21am

I had a very busy but fantastic weekend. The weather couldn't have been any nicer. My brother and his kids came in on Saturday and we grilled out and had a fire and roasted marshmallows. Sunday morning my sister and I took advantage of the great temps and ran 11 miles. I was absolutely thrilled with how I felt afterwards. I wasn't completely burned out and really felt strong the whole run. I grilled out again Sunday night with the entire family and met my son's new gf (which made a great first impression). Monday morning I ran what was supposed to be a 5 mile fun run with several running groups but the organizer was a little off on her mileage and it turned out to be just over 6 miles. It was soooooo much fun. I then spent all day at the pool and then piled into Pizza Hut with everyone and had a great dinner. lol I am glad to be back to work today so I can rest. 

I have some incredible blisters from the sandals I wore to the pool so I won't be running for a day or two. That's okay because I have really put in a lot of miles anyways the last few days. 

Fresh, what do you think it is with your shoulders and knees? I don't usually have multiple joint issues unless I am coming down with something. I hope you aren't getting sick. 

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 11:57am

Does anyone know where I can get a new body and start over?  Saturday, I woke up with rather puffy eyes (the skin above the eyes was puffy).  Sunday it was a bit worse and yesterday, it was even worse so I went to Urgent Care.  It's odd because there are literally no other symptoms.  It's not painful at all although the pressure on my eyeball is uncomfortable.  Urgent Care sent me home with antibiotic eyedrops and told me to use cold compresses.  I have no idea what type of doctor I need to see.  I have an appointment tomorrow with an opthalmalogist and I have a call into my allergist to see if they want to see me.  I literally have two rather large pockets of fluid over my eyes.  

I'm trying to finish the projects I was assigned but I changed my settings so I won't get any more work.  Working is kind of uncomfortable.  

FSN, sounds like a great workout!  

Karla, blisters are the worst and I am so prone to them.  I always keep some moleskin around for that reason.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 12:10pm

Ew Gym, your eye situation sounds horrible and weird. Recently, my mother woke up with puffy sacks of fluid on her eyes and we took her to an opthamologist and he said she had some sort of infection. There was absolutely NO explanation as to how she got it. No one could figure it out. It just appeared-like yours. 

And I am so prone to blisters it's ridiculous. My feet are mess today. It takes me forever to break in new shoes because anything can cause me a blister. 

Good luck with the eye doctor. I hope it isn't anything serious. 

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: gymrat76
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 12:13pm

Karla, did your mom get better?  If she did, how long did it take?  

I'm just like you with the blisters.  It's annoying.  Whenever I do long walks or hikes, I never have to stop because my legs are tired.  It's always blistered feet.  Undecided

Thanks for the luck.  Apparently, I need it.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 1:03pm

Gym, it took about 3 or 4 days for the blister like things on her eyes to go down and another couple of days for the redness to go away. It was so bizarre looking-as if someone had poked her in the eyes with something really hot. But she hasn't had any problems since then and it didn't affect her vision. 

Karla
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EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 3:10pm

Okay, to prevent blisters, I highly recommend Body Glide. It really does help.  And once blisters pop, my new remedy (since I tore my hands swinging on bars at parkour) is climbers balm. A friend from parkour is a big rock climber and recommended it. It's been great!

http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4100905&emssrcid=PPC%3AgooPLAs%3A20614725885All_products&utm_source=gooPLAs&utm_campaign=Product+Listing+Ads&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=CO2rq4vnzL4CFQIT7Aod-moAJg

http://themorningfresh.com/2012/07/23/ultimate-climbing-skin-care-reviews/






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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 3:12pm

GR, anything new about the eye!? That sounds awful!  I wonder if it's related to all the inflammation/allergies that you've been going through. You're a living mystery diagnosis.






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Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: gymrat76
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 5:25pm

Nah, nothing much new.  I saw my allergist today and have cancelled the opthamologist appointment.  The doc thinks that it might be a reaction to a med I started a few weeks back so I'm supposed to stop that for a bit.  

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 7:05pm
GR, maybe you need to move someplace where there are no trees...my allergies are much better in the city than anywhere else - I think because there are fewer trees...feel better! Jean, I am seeing adds for American Ninja...I totally want yo see you on tv! Karla, your weekend sounds fun...as I was running my crappy two mile. Tonight I cannot imagine running 11,,,FSN, lowering stress seems to help everything! I go to Zumba with a Latino male instructor sometimes, and it is a strenuous class...I had a good weekend, but after two family weekends I a) know that it is a good thing I live alone b) think I am an incredibly judgmental person and c) think I am old....the family I was with this weekend are all volatile...loving, but whoo boy, they are always on the edge of an argument...I usually am with them in smaller groups so not as affected by it..my plan was to just go along with whatever happened, and that was ok but it was not easy. Last weekend, I was judgmental about use of money...that was in play this weekend too, but I was food judgmental too. I am struggling with my weight right now, but in general, I have good food habits...this group of my family is all heavy, and they eat large amounts of unhealthy food...one of my cousins told me how upset she was that her doctor kept telling her she was obese...now, based on my bmi, I am obese....I like to think the reading is off because I am muscular, but I am certainly overweight...my cousin is visually much heavier than I am....and the discussion took place after she had to have a funnel cake....and we had finished lunch less than 2 hours before....I had to bite my tongue....the effect on me was that I ordered salads....two people offered me a seat on the subway yesterday...thus I feel old....but I went to the gym today....lifted for chest/back, abs, ran 2 miles in 28 minutes....,
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 7:27pm

That's funny about moving to the city because my cousin and his family moved from Ny (upper state) to Beijing and their daughter's allergies all went away.  Must be the polluted air, they joke, vs trees.  I used to love American Nina Warrior but this year has seemed so dramatically stupid.  Really, just show the athletes.  This year on the submission letter, the contestants were told they wanted more diversity, fewer parkour athletes, rock climbers, personal trainers, etc.  Really, we want people to do a tough obstacle course but not people who do obstacle courses well.

The thing w/ BMI is that it doesn't measure body fat percentage and that's far more accurate.  I always tell people Shaquille O'Neill is probably obese but he's not fat.  At the same time, there are plenty of people w/ healthy BMIs who are overfat.  SJ, given the amuont you lift, I'd say your body fat is lower than most people.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Qghel5mmM

What I disagree w/ on that video is the belly fat talk at the end.  There are two kinds of belly fat, the muffin top fat which isn't as bad for you as the fat you can't see, the visceral fat that surrounds your organs.  The problem is, it's not easy to measure visceral fat.  Anyway, off the lecture now... What it really comes down to is that if a person doesn't work out/move and lift heavy objects, the likelihood is that she will be overfat.