Two Steps Forward and... Monday

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Two Steps Forward and... Monday
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Mon, 06-09-2014 - 7:41am

Two steps forward and one step back is the story of my parkour and silks.  I feel like I make a huge jump and then fear takes over and I'm afraid to do things I've already done. So sad!  I'm still thinking a glass of wine before parkour would do me good.  I still have those joint aches and pains and am wondering if I do an anti-inflammatory type diet it might help.  I've been eating way too much junk lately.  I'm just afraid I'm wearing out my body too early.  I had a great and lazy weekend, beautiful weather.  How were your weekends? FSN, are you back? Recovering?






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 06-09-2014 - 10:35am

Jean, I know it feels like two steps forward and one step back but look at this way - continuing to re-evaluate one's decisions is a good thing.  It keeps you safe.  Or safer.  

Doctors cannot find anything wrong with me.  Thyroid is fine and my estrogen is on the high side which means I'm not in perimenopause.  I did actually get some good news on Friday - my sinuses look really good and surgery is off the table.  My larynx is inflamed and that explains why I clear my throat all the time and why my voice is so raspy.  He thinks it's acid reflux and as an experiment, I've taken half an acid pill the last couple of nights and it seems to be improving.   I'm sick to death of doctors and feeling like a pin cushion so I'm going to hang tight for a while.  The swelling is going down (albeit slowly) and I'm starting to feel some energy again.  It was a nice weekend.  We went to the Phoenix ComiCon (comic book convention that encompasses all things sci fi) and caught up on movies and TV.   

I'm doing freelance/resume work today and my client is also coming over 10:30.  We're training this week and she's away next week so I figure we'll touch base when she gets back and see how we're both feeling about things.  I'm also going to start back with exercise this week.  It's been so frustrating because I take breaks because I don't feel well, get started again and then have to take more breaks.    

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 06-09-2014 - 10:51am

Hahaha-I had a great weekend! The Color Run was one of the funnest things I have ever participated in. The announcer said there were over 13,000 people participating and I believe it. We snaked our way up toward the front and they ran us in waves of 1000 at a time. I was at the the beginning of the second wave and actually was one of the first hundred or so to finish because most people were walking. By the time I had gone to one of the finish parties and was leaving, the last wave was just getting set to go. It was just amazing! I have never laughed so hard while running in my life. :-)

Gym, what about Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatique Syndrome? I know they are very difficult to diagnose. Does any of this found familiar? http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/understanding-fibromyalgia-symptoms I know this is just so frustrating for you. 

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 06-09-2014 - 12:35pm

Karla, that's a good thought and I'll keep it in my back pocket.  I love that under the "diagnosis" page, it says "It's difficult to diagnose."  Yes.  Thank you.  Very helpful.  Tongue Out  I'm going to give it some time and see what happens.  

Love The Color Run pics!  I had some friends do that a few months back and it rained.... one of the few days in the desert, it rains.  It was a wet colorful mess.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 06-09-2014 - 3:56pm

Sorry to hear but at least no surgery for the time being is good news.  This is not the recommended way to go but have you googled your symptoms?  I've been able to self-diagnose that way.  I'd avoid it if you have hypochondriac tendencies but I find it helpful and I've been right every time.  






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 06-09-2014 - 3:58pm

That looks like fun!  I thought you'd be covered head to toe in colors but your tshirt is still pretty white.  Does it wash out? I think it would be great to have permanent tshirt dye but I guess not body and hair!






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 06-09-2014 - 8:41pm

lol Jean that pic was taken just as I finished. I tried to stay in the middle of the color shoots after I saw them throw blue in my sister's face. While it was one of the funniest things I've ever seen (her being blue-not the throwing in her face), I didn't want to breathe that stuff in (my sister has a horrible cough today which she thinks is from breathing in the color). By the time we left the after party there wasn't an inch of any of us that wasn't colored. Even bystanders were doused. It was hilariously fun!

The dye came out of my clothes pretty easy but not off my skin. I had coated most of myself with sunscreen or lotion before the race so anywhere I had lotioned up, it came off after scrubbing with a lot of body wash and a washcloth. However, my feet and underarms are still colored and my shoes are still covered with color. I'm not sure how my feet turned so blue because I had on shoes and socks. My sister's neck is still blue and the other woman that was with us still has green hands. lol</p><p>If a color run comes to your area-grab some friends and do it! A group of us from my gym are thinking about doing another if we can find one close enough. :-)

Karla
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 06-09-2014 - 9:43pm

I wondered about breathing that stuff. I've heard it's just cornstarch but I don't want to breathe in anything but air when I'm running. I hope you have pictures of yourself, multicolored.






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 06-10-2014 - 12:41am
Jean, I think as long as you keep trying you are making progress. Karla, I am glad you had fun...looks like you found a rainbow headband? I am not a clean freak but having people color me while I am running just doesn't seem fun...but ' vive la difference!' GR, I really wonder if you have a lot of food allergies. Have you ever tried a really limited - no wheat, no dairy, no nuts diet to see if that helped? I was reading a blog last night ( which I cannot remember the name of) but the woman was a runner and she had bad nasal allergies - she couldn't tolerate allergy shots - and a lot of other odd symptoms, and she went yo a very ( and I mean VERY) limited diet and thought it helped everything...I love how we all have so much advice for you even though our combined years of medical school is zero...at least, we charge zero for our advice. I went to Zumba and Pilates on Saturday, but skipped the gym yesterday and today. In my life, I have never been very good at friendship. I had work friends and my family, but not much outside of that. Even in school, I wasn't good at making and keeping friends....I always felt like it was just a talent I don't have although I know that some of it is influenced by things that happened when I was younger. I am very good at being alone but I have always felt sad that I missed out on the art of friendship. Well, I joined a volunteer project and one of the other couples asked me to attend an event unrelated to the project with them on Sunday....I feel really good about this and I decided that was more important than the gym. I know that to most people, this is not a big deal, but to me, it is huge. Especially because I attended a meeting for the group on Friday and I was in analysis mode over whether I did the right things to fit in. I sometimes feel like I am mentally in third grade when it comes to people and how to relate to them...so I am pleased about that. And today was the first day of our family reunion...I was with ten people - two families plus me - all of whom I have met but none of whom I know well, and we had a wonderful time. We are traveling separately to the Cape tomorrow and joining others...eventually there will be 30 or so going to dinner on Wednesday. I was very nervous about today but it went really well and I am excited for the rest of the events...but I am running and lifting in the morning so I don't get too off track!
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 06-10-2014 - 7:50am

LOL, it would be funny if we were able to diagnose GR on this board.  But, I do think there is something about sharing information, even if it's to help rule out things.  Doctors everywhere are cringing at the thought... It's probably like when I overhear people w/ little knowledge giving fitness advice.  

SJ, do you think it's possible you're on the Asperger's spectrum?  My nephew has it (he's 19 now and doing well) so I read a lot about it and it was surprsing how most of our family is somewhere on the scale.  Not anywhere near having it but higher than the average person.  Too bad we don't live closer. I'd love to hang out with you!  I think your potential friends are missing out on a lot from you.






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Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 06-10-2014 - 7:59am

Jean, if you didn't do any of the parkour or silks, you would be ten steps back?  I remember one of my step instructors telling me that she had bad arthritis in her knees, but that her ortho told her to continue because it would be worse if she stopped...could the same analogy be working here for you?  Karla, awesome on the color run...dh and dd did that last year (?), and, yes, it was crazy fun, but eery on all of that color being inhaled.  lol on blue feet and underarms!  GR, it could also be something "in the air" - pollution, airborn allergies, even something coming from tectonic plates below (we have lots of radon in our area, etc.).  The more we know, the less we know.  SJ, I am much better one on one than in groups...I can never get the "timing" of conversation in groups.  I am a little awkward in groups, so I just get quiet.  However, in a one on one basis, I excel.  :P

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